alfred hitchcock – American Film Institute

DID YOU KNOW? This Prolific Mystery Writer Was Born 100 Years Ago This Month. Her First Novel Was Adapted Into Various Productions for Stage and Screen, Including the Alfred Hitchcock Classic STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

In addition to creating fictional—and cinematic—serial killers such as Tom Ripley, she wrote the lesbian opus The Price of Salt, which provided the source material for Todd Haynes’ 2015 hit CAROL. Patricia Highsmith was born on January 19, 1921, to a mother who later claimed she tried to abort the pregnancy and to parents that divorced ten…

AFI Movie Club: NORTH BY NORTHWEST

In addition to ranking among the greatest American films of all time – on both the original list and the 10th Anniversary edition – NORTH BY NORTHWEST appears at #4 on AFI’s list of the art form’s greatest thrills. NORTH BY NORTHWEST comes from the master of suspense, AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Alfred Hitchcock (1979).     Movie Trivia about NORTH…

AFI and Spotlight Cinema Announce Exclusive Cinema Partnership

Collaboration Will Present Rare Archival Footage to Audiences Across the Nation Spotlight Cinema Networks and AFI announced an exclusive yearlong partnership to showcase rare and never-before-seen footage from the AFI Archive within Spotlight’s pre-show entertainment to upscale exhibitors and independent film theaters nationwide in October. Each month, AFI will produce new segments that release vintage…

Watch: Highlights from Alfred Hitchcock’s AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute

Alfred Hitchcock was honored with the seventh AFI Life Achievement Award on March 7, 1979. At the time, AFI wrote “as a writer, director and producer, (Hitchcock) has served film both memorably and uniquely” and that “in his favorite genre, the suspense film, he has come to be regarded as a master almost without peer.”…
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