Legendary English film director-producer Alfred Hitchcock, popularly called "Master of Suspense", and counted among most influential directors in the history of cinema, commenced his journey in British film industry as art director and title designer. His directorial debut happened with the British silent film ‘The Pleasure Garden’ (1925). His first thriller, ‘The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog’ (1927) was a huge critical and commercial success. The 1940 film ‘Rebecca’ marked his first American project. Oeuvre of this award-winning filmmaker includes several notable films like ‘Rear Window’ (1954), ‘Vertigo’ (1958) and ‘Psycho’ (1960) that are counted among the all-time great films.
An avant-garde in implementing several elements in psychological thriller and suspense films, his innovative techniques paved way for the so called ‘Hitchcockian’ style of filmmaking that has been followed by generations of filmmakers. His British thriller drama film ‘Blackmail’ (1929) is often cited as the first British "all-talkie" feature film.
Filmography of Alfred Hitchcock includes top-grossing films like ‘Rebecca’, ‘Vertigo’, ‘Psycho’, ‘Notorious’ (1946) and ‘The Birds’ (1963). However some of his films like ‘The Paradine Case’ (1947) and ‘Under Capricorn’ (1949) failed to make an impact at box-office.
Alfred Hitchcock Awards
|Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Television Achievement||1958|