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Hitchcock Movies, Your Ticket To Suspense and Thrill

Feb 25, 2008
Sir Alfred Hitchcock was born on 13th August 1899 in Leytonstone, London. He was the son of East End greengrocer William Hitchcock. He was knighted in 1980, and died the same year. Alfred Hitchcock had a long and extremely productive career making fine mystery, suspense and horror movies that all bore his distinctive trademarks. He was called the master of suspense.

Alfred Hitchcock has directed several suspense films in the long span of his career and almost all the films were successful. Thus, once it was said "even his failures make money and become classics a year after he makes them."

He is one of the pioneer Hollywood directors who gave suspense thrillers a new dimension. Movies by Alfred Hitchcock range from the irrefutable masterpieces, to minor classics, to astonishing experiments in the language of film. His first movie that got released was titled The Pleasure Garden in 1925. We will be discussing some of the best works of Alfred Hitchcock in this article.

To begin with one can never forget the Hitchcock movie Rear Window. This movie was made in the year 1954. It is about Jeff, a photographer who is injured, played by James Stewart who looks through his binoculars from his rear window to his neighbors house, and finds out that his neighbor is the murderer of his wife. His girlfriend Lisa Fremont was played by beautiful Grace Kelly, and his nurse Stella who helps him in his quest for solving the mystery.

The second one has to be Vertigo made in the year 1958. In this movie John Scottie Ferguson played by James Stewart is a retired San Francisco police detective who suffers from acrophobia and Madeleine is the lady played by Kim Novak who leads him to high places. A wealthy shipbuilder who is an acquaintance from college days approaches Scottie and asks him to follow his beautiful wife, Madeleine. He fears she has gone insane and can even contemplate suicide, because she believes a dead ancestor possesses her. Madeline dies mysteriously. Later, Scottie meets Judy also played by Kim Novak, who reminds him of Madeleine.

The third Hitchcock movie is North By Northwest made in the year 1959. The film is about a middle-aged Madison Avenue advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill played by Cary Grant who is mistaken for a government agent by a gang of spies. He gets involved in a series of adventures and is pursued across the States by both spies and the government. He is wrongly accused of murder and becomes an innocent man on the run, along the way falling for an icy blonde played by Eva Marie Saint. They attempt to stop the diabolical Philip Vandamm played by James Mason from getting government secrets out of the country.

The fourth movie is Psycho made in the year 1960. Psycho is a masterpiece of suspense and horror. Marion Crane is a Phoenix, Arizona working girl who runs away with $40,000 and her lover to start a new life. While fleeing, they stops at a motel where they meet Norman Bates, a peculiar man dominated by his invalid mother. Murderous psychos have never got any scarier than Norman Bates, and the shower scene is the most terrifying ever done on film!
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