1 Born on 13th August 1899 in
Leystonstone and is noted to be one of
the greatest horror and thriller film directors of all
1.1 He had many notable jobs in his
youth and adolescent years such as
an estimator for a local newspaper
and working for a cable company. he
even signed up to fight for Britain in
WW1 but was often discriminated
against because of his obesity.
1.2 Due to his exceptional success in the horror
genre he has been dubbed "The Master Of
1.3 He was knighted in 1979 as a
result of his services to the
British film industry.
2 His talents as an artist led to him
joining the film industry in 1920,
he drew and designed the sets
that were used.
2.1 His first experience of directing a
film came in 1923 when the original
director for "Always Tell Your Wife"
became unwell and Hitchcock was
asked to over see the film's
2.1.1 The first film he directed from start to finish
was "Number 13," also in 1923. It proved to
be the beginning of a number of successful
films directed by Hitchcock including "The
Pleasure's Garden," "The Lodger" and "The
Lady Vanishes." This films also prompted the
increase of his popularity in the USA.
22.214.171.124 The pinnacle of his career arrived in 1942 following the release of his latest film
"Saboteur" that Hitchcock's fame really grew, his name became more
conventional, not just in the UK but also in the USA, people began refering to
his films with his name infront of them e.g. "Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot."
3 HITCHCOCK FILM TECHNIQUES
3.1 The dolly zoom:
3.2 Keeping it simple, the
realistic films are
normally the most
successful because they
feel the most real.
3.3 Aim to surprise the audience
and add lots of tense moments
in the film's opening sequence.
3.4 Use lots of close up
shots to show human