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Features

Thursday, January 31 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.


Tuesday, June 22 2010

Hitchcock 101: Day Nine, 1959 - 1960

About 50 years ago Hitchcock followed his artistic masterpiece with two of the most important movies ever to emerge from Hollywood. Two very different pictures, each was to chart a course for an entire genre.


Sunday, June 20 2010

The Modern Prometheus: Creature and Creator in 'Vertigo' and 'Psycho'

Just as Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley famous novel creates what turns out to be a monstrosity, so also does Scottie in Vertigo and Norman Bates in Psycho.


Thursday, June 10 2010

"Get Out of the Shower": The “Shower Scene” and Hitchcock's Narrative Style in 'Psycho'

In Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock subverts the narrative expectations laid out in the early parts of the film, producing something very different from the suspense film that we anticipate.


Thursday, June 10 2010

'Psycho': The Mother of All Horrors

Psycho stands out not only for being one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, it is also one of his most influential, providing both a template and source material for an almost endless succession of later horror films, making it appropriate to identify it as the mother of all horror films.


Columns

Monday, October 29 2012

Did the Master of Suspense Make the Best Movies of All Time?

There was a time when Alfred Hitchcock was considered a mere populist entertainer. Like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and others before him, his early work didn’t click with intellectual minds -- they found nothing to praise in his lurid stories of murder, mystery and shocks.


Blogs

Monday, March 5 2012

Christopher O'Riley Performs Bernard Herrmann's Prelude to 'Psycho'

Classical pianist and composer Christopher O'Riley curates Mixed Media selecting favorites of his work and others.


Friday, October 15 2010

'Psycho' and the Scene that Changed Modern Horror Forever

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho set the standard and post-modern horror has been hobbling to catch up ever since.


News

Friday, April 30 2010

'Nightmare on Elm Street' just the latest in a long line of horror remakes

The only things Hollywood likes as much as sequels are remakes — and no genre is better suited to constant reincarnation than the horror film. Hey,


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