Alfred Hitchcock Biography

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English film director and producer. Often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense", he pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, renowned as England's best director, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in 1939 and became a US citizen in 1955.

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 often 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. Many of the mysteries, however, are used as decoys or "MacGuffins" that serve the film's themes and the psychological examinations of the characters. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Alfred Hitchcock
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Film director, Actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Television Director, Television producer, Film Art Director, Film Editor, Writer
Ethnicity:
Irish people in Great Britain
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
August 13, 1899
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
April 29, 1980
Age at Death:
80
Cause of Death:
Renal failure
Marriages
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