Alfred Hitchcock(1899-1980), Film director
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
Sitter in 24 portraits
London born film director; directed the first British talking film, Blackmail (1929), but worked in Hollywood from 1939 where he became known as the 'master of suspense' for films such as Spellbound (1945), Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958) and North by Northwest (1959). Constantly exploiting technical innovations and prolifically inventive, Hitchcock's films vary widely from romantic drama and comedy thriller to the horror classic, Psycho (1960). The psychological manipulation of his audience was much admired by the French directors of the nouvelle vague. Hitchock died in Los Angeles on 29 April 1980.
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by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)
bromide press print, 1934
by Associated Press
vintage print, 11 July 1940
for Universal Pictorial Press and Agency Ltd
bromide press print, circa 1942
by Gil Galvin
digital chromogenic print, 1984
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