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Alfred Hitchcock: The Master’s Mind Manipulation Poster Campaigns!

7 Jun

Alfred Hitchcock: The Master’s Mind Manipulating Poster Campaigns

3nd article in our 7 week series on Psychological Thrillers.

It’s well established that Alfred Hitchcock was a genius in the psychological thriller film genre and still leads the field today, but what made us want to go and see them in the first place? What ways did he lure us in? We’ll take a brief look at five of his film, from the 1950’s to the 1960’s, (which are considered to be when he produced his best work) to find out the many techniques he used in his posters to entice us into the movie theatres!

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Mastering Psychotic: Hitchcock Influences On Directors And Their Films: Part 1

30 May

2nd. article in our 7 week series on Psychological Thrillers.

By  Parisienne

Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, created over fifty films including Psycho, Rear Window and Vertigo.  The plots of his films meant to serve as decoys in order to better understand the psychosis of his characters.1 His influences have stayed with us long after his death.  Many directors pay homage to him in their films, but they are not always apparent. Let’s take a look at who they are!

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Women in Hollywood: Oscar Winning Directors

4 Jan

Welcome to the 4th. article in our five week series on Women in Hollywood.

By Ozzie

Since the first Academy Awards ceremony back in 1929, only four women have been nominated for best director and only one woman has won the award out of those four.

The first female nominee was Lina Wertmuller[1] in 1977 for her film Seven Beauties[2] which was spoken in Italian. In total, the movie was nominated for four awards (Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Original Screenplay) however it lost out to Sidney Lumet’s Network[3] and Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Noirs et blancs en couleur.[4]

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