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“Hitchcock and the Censors” & “Alfred Hitchcock: The Legacy of Victorianism” – Book Giveaway (Oct)

“Hitchcock and the Censors” &“Alfred Hitchcock: The Legacy of Victorianism”Two Hitch Books for Two Lucky Winners! CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be … Continue reading

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How many Hitchcock Films did Cary Grant Star in?

How many Alfred Hitchcock Films did Cary Grant Star in? “the only actor I ever loved in my whole life”-Alfred Hitchcock about Cary Grant, from the book Cary Grant: A Class Apart Cary Grant starred in FOUR films directed by … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Tallulah Bankhead

Silver Screen Standards: Tallulah Bankhead Tallulah Bankhead was more famous during her lifetime as a stage actress than a movie star, but she’s on my mind perhaps more often than any other icon of the classic era because I live … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: The Man Who Knew Too Much

“THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH” ( 1956 ) ~ QUE SERA SERA Why? Because you’re the affable, all-American James Stewart, that’s why. I’ve no real clue why Stewart’s picked, other than he’s a great foil to get pushed around … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: Foreign Correspondent (1940)

The Directors’ Chair: Foreign Correspondent FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940) What a nifty little spitfire of a movie Foreign Correspondent is. Joel McCrea stands in for America in this ‘thirty-seconds-before-WWII-begins’ thriller. A Dutch ambassador (poignantly played by Albert Basserman) possesses “The MacGuffin” … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: North by Northwest

The Directors’ Chair: North by Northwest (1959) ….. NORTH BY NORTHWEST ( 1959 ) ~ TO BE or NOT TO BE THE SPY WHO LOVED ME A case of mistaken identity takes a dull Madison Avenue advertising exec on a … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: Vertigo

The Directors’ Chair: Vertigo (1958) ….. VERTIGO” ( 1958 ) ~ YOU STEPPED OUT OF MY DREAMS…AND INTO THE NIGHTMARE I CREATED VERTIGO is my favorite movie. Hands down, this is my favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie. In fact, caveat emptor…if … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: Psycho

The Directors’ Chair: Psycho (1960) Some directors specialize in comedy, others in suspense. Still others delve in horror, romance or westerns. There are directors known for many films and some known only for one. Directors can put their stamp all … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Rope (1948)

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Rope (1948) Rope is a 1948 feature directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart, John Dall, and Farley Granger. It may not be necessarily categorized as film noir, but it is undeniably … Continue reading

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Hitchcock and the Censors – Book Giveaway (June)

Hitchcock and the CensorsWe have SIX Books to Give Away this month John Billheimer meticulously catalogs the filmmaker’s battles with the censors, both mischievous and profound, in fantastically readable fashion.”― Eddie Muller, Film Noir Foundation founder, and TCM Host It’s … Continue reading

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