Alfred Hitchcock

15.08.2011 in23:32 in Film director,stage director -->


Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980)  was a British film director and producer.  He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in his native United Kingdom in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. In 1956 he became an American citizen while retaining his British citizenship.

Over a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognisable directorial style. He pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person’s gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism.  He framed shots to maximise anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative film editing.  His stories frequently feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside “icy blonde” female characters. Many of Hitchcock’s films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of violence, murder, and crime, although many of the mysteries function as decoys or “MacGuffins” meant only to serve thematic elements in the film and the extremely complex psychological examinations of the characters. Hitchcock’s films also borrow many themes from psychoanalysis and feature strong sexual undertones. Through his cameo appearances in his own films, interviews, film trailers, and the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents, he became a cultural icon.

Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. Often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker, he came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain’s Daily Telegraph, which said: “Unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands, Hitchcock did more than any director to shape modern cinema, which would be utterly different without him. His flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from us) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else. ” The magazine MovieMaker has described him as the most influential filmmaker of all-time,  and he is widely regarded as one of cinema’s most significant artists.


1. Family Plot (1976) as Director
2. Frenzy (1972) as Director
3. Topaz (1969) as Director
4. Torn Curtain (1966) as Director
5. Marnie (1964) as Director
6. The Birds (1963) as Director
7. Psycho (1960) as Director
8. North by Northwest (1959) as Director
9. Vertigo (1958) as Director
10. The Wrong Man (1957) as Director
11. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) as Director
12. To Catch a Thief (1955) as Director
13. The Trouble with Harry (1955) as Director
14. Rear Window (1954) as Director
15. Dial M for Murder (1954) as Director
16. I Confess (1953) as Director
17. Strangers on a Train (1951) as Director
18. Stage Fright (1950) as Director
19. Under Capricorn (1949) as Director
20. Rope (1948) as Director
21. The Paradine Case (1948) as Director
22. Notorious (1946) as Director
23. Spellbound (1945) as Director
24. Lifeboat (1944) as Director
25. Bon Voyage (1944) as Director
26. Aventure Malgache (1944)
27. Shadow of a Doubt (1943) as Director
28. Saboteur (1942) as Director
29. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941) as Director
30. Suspicion (1941) as Director
31. Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Director
32. Rebecca (1940) as Director
33. Jamaica Inn (1939) as Director
34. The Lady Vanishes (1938) as Director
35. The Girl Was Young (1938) as Director
36. Sabotage (1936) as Director
37. Secret Agent (1936) as Director
38. The 39 Steps (1935) as Director
39. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1935) as Director
40. Waltzes From Vienna (1934) as Director
41. Number Seventeen (1932) as Director
42. Rich and Strange (1932) as Director
43. The Skin Game (1931) as Director
44. Mary (1930)
45. Elstree Calling (1930) as Director
46. Juno and the Paycock (1930) as Director
47. Murder (1930) as Director
48. Manxman, The (1929)
49. Blackmail (1929) as Director
50. Champagne (1928) as Director
51. Farmer’s Wife, The (1928) as Director
52. Easy Virtue (1927) as Director
53. The Ring (1927) as Director
54. Downhill (1927) as Director
55. Mountain Eagle, The (1926) as Director
56. Alfred Hitchcock: Sabotage and The Lodger (1926) as Director
57. The Lodger (1926) as Director
58. Pleasure Garden, The (1925) as Director
59. Always Tell Your Wife (1923)
60. Number 13 (1922)