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Turner Classic Movies Film Festival Honors North By Northwest and Eva Marie Saint

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Photo credit: Hugh E Dillon Earlier this month the Turner Classic Movies’ “Road toHollywood” tour came to Philly (Prince Theater) and brought along legendary actress Eva Marie Saint, the actress best known for her sexy spy role, playing opposite Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock's suspense classic - North By Northwest. The 10-city tour is part of a campaign to promote the vintage film network’s annual TCM Classic Film Festival (April 12-15). I...

Join onboard the first-ever TCM Classic Cruise,

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Hitchcock Blondes, Shipboard Affairs, Tropical Drama and Conversations with Film Legends Top Itinerary for First TCM Classic Cruise Ernest Borgnine, Tippi Hedren, Norman Jewison and Eva Marie Saint On Board for Unique Event Taking Place Dec. 8-12 A pair of Hitchcock blondes, a classic shipboard love affair, tropical drama in the Florida Keys and intimate conversations with legendary Hollywood figures are just a few of the once-in-a-lifetime treats awaiting passengers on the first-...

The Suspensful Career of Brian De Palma

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  While Alfred Hitchcock will forever be known as the "master of suspense", one of his true admirers, the director Brian De Palma, also shares the master's abiding interest and superb execution of the thriller genre. If anything, De Palma was able to be much more explicit in the depiction of violence and sexality than Hitchcock was able to do in the more buttoned-down decades of the 1950s and 1960s. In many ways, De Palma combines the classic elements of less-is-more film sus...

The New Media Film Festival announced today the complete line-up of films

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  The New Media Film Festival announced today the complete line-up of films to screen at its 2010 edition. The event runs from June 11-3 at the Downtown Independent theatre in Los Angeles. The full catalog of programs and events can be downloaded here: http://www.jxarchive.org/NMFF_Schedule.pdf Focusing on work by and about emerging technologies, the New Media Film Festival will host the Los Angeles premieres of several films that screened at Sundance 2010 as well as numerous other work...

The 2010 British Urban Film Festival - May Blog

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With the election imminent, it is widely assumed that out of the 650 odd MP’s who represent their various constituencies up and down the UK, half of them will have to find new employment after the electorate have had their say. There will be a fair few MP’s doing their utmost to hold on to their jobs, those who are not tainted by the expenses affair to name but 1 plague on all the MP’s houses (in some cases, literally). And whilst issues such as housing, immigration, jobs and the economy...

FLIFF Film In Focus: IN MY SLEEP

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  It is always tempting for a filmmaker who takes on the thriller to emulate the great master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. In fact, the term "Hitchcockian" is as overused as it is complimentary. However, in the case of IN MY SLEEP, a nifty thriller presented this evening at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, the parallels are there in spades. IN MY SLEEP, written and directed by Allen Wolf, takes on a very Hitchcockian subject: the fuzzy line between imagin...

Jules Verne Festival's Extraordinaire at The Edison

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Alfred Hitchcock's 49th film was The Birds, an adaptation of a novella by Daphne du Maurier, which was inspired by an actual news story about a mysterious infestation of birds in Santa Cruz, California. Tippi Hedren was the blonde heroine, playing opposite Rod Taylor. The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival with Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren in attendance. It was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Special Effects and Tippi Hedren received the Golden Globe Award for New St...

Final Days For New York Noir

 Friday, August 25------There are still a few days to catch the final  offerings in the NYC NOIR series that has been running at the Film Forum for the past few weeks. Dedicated to a depiction of New York as a place of grit, grays and ghosts, the series offers a tidy endgame of treats, a mix of classics and little known gems. With temperatures expected to hit the 90s in the final dog days of August, New York never looked quite so noir. But at least this NYC is air conditioned.REAR WINDOW (1954...

What do these films mean?

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Possessed (1934)Clarence BrownThe Matrix (1999)Andy and Larry WachowskiThe Birds (1963)Alfred HitchcockPsycho (1960)Alfred HitchcockDuck Soup(1933)Leo Mc CareyMonkey Business(1931)Norman Z McCleodThe Exorcist(1973)William FriedkinTestament of Dr Mabuse(1933)Fritz LangAlien(1979)Ridley ScottThe Great Dictator(1940)Charles ChaplinMulholland Drive(2002)David LynchAlice in Wonderland(1951)Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson and Hamilton LuskeThe Red Shoes(1948)Michael PowellDr. Strangelove(1963)Stanley ...

Tribute To A Movie Music Legend

Thursday, December 14----The Museum of Modern Art continues its grand tradition of honoring visionary artists from Hollywood's golden age, with a 21-film retrospective of the films of famed film score composer Franz Waxman, on the centenary of his birth. FRANZ WAXMAN: MUSIC FOR THE CINEMA opens on Saturday, December 16 and runs through January 17th at the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters at New York's citadel of culture, the Museum of Modern Art. Franz Waxman was one of the best known and most in...

Alfred Hitchcock

Essential Cinema: The Lady Vanishes

Tuesday, October 10----If it had not been for the success of THE LADY VANISHES, David O. Selznick perhaps would not have imported its director, Alfred Hitchcock, to Hollywood. If Hitchcock did not have his astonishly long and prolific career in Hollywood, who knows what the landscape of film art would look like. Yes, he was (and is) that influential. Hitchcock was not only the most popular director in Hollywood history because of his films, although their continued shelf life remains an indus...

San Sebastian Alfred and Greta are watching...

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SAN SEBASTIAN -- ALFRED AND GRETA ARE WATCHING ...by Alex Deleon – Lasst DayThis being the centennial of the birth of two towering icons of world cinema, suspense maestro Alfred Hitchcock, and the mysterious lady from Sweden Greta ("I vunt to be alone"), Garbo, both born in 1905, the spirit and image of these two idols is much in evidence this year in Donostia-San Sebastian The official poster of the festival bears a full length photo of Hitch, the official press bag issued to all journalist...
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