The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012 | 31 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM
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.
The Primal Drive of Fear and Desire in Hitchcock’s 'Vertigo' and 'The Birds' | 22 Jun 2010 // 5:00 PM
Typical of Hitchcock, he does not provide answers in Vertigo and The Birds, rather, he demonstrates the inherent dangers of living with -- yet denying -- the dark psychic forces that control our lives from deep withing our subconscious minds.
Did the Master of Suspense Make the Best Movies of All Time? | 29 Oct 2012 // 6:20 PM
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.
Vertigo (1959) | 6 Sep 2006 // 7:00 PM
Vertigo's new life, carefully restored from the best available prints for this DVD release, should best reveal Hitchcock's mastery of his medium.
Sight & Sound-Off: #8 - 'Man with a Movie Camera' and 'Vertigo' | 22 Aug 2012 // 3:00 AM
Hitchcock believed in the power of images, of mixing light and shadow, color and composition to provide subtext to his characters' concerns. Dziga Vertov wanted, way back at the dawn of the artform, to push the boundaries of what the medium could be.
Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley Performing Vertigo Suite -- Scene d'amour | 1 Mar 2012 // 4:00 AM
Classical pianist and composer Christopher O'Riley curates Mixed Media selecting favorites of his work and others.