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Posts tagged: Alfred Hitchcock
We’re celebrating Alfred Hitchcock’s birthday with a gallery of photos of the great filmmaker.
Writer and director Arthur Laurents has died of pneumonia.
“Fill your hands with Oscar nominations, you #$@%!!”The Coen Brothers are thrice-nominated for True Grit in the Academy Awards this year: for best picture, director, and adapted screenplay.
Anthony Hopkins is in talks to play director Alfred Hitchcock in the biopic Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, says the Hollywood Reporter
Roald Dahl died on this day in 1990. He was 74.
Roald Dahl is known mostly for his books for children. For his creepy, funny books for children. James and the Giant Peach and The Witches and The BFG and The Fantastic Mr. Fox and, of course, what some have called one of the best children’s books ever, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
If you were on a deserted desert island, and the only way to get off was to think about Hollywood’s most famous fashion designer, wouldn’t you think of Head? Of course you would. Edith Head is easily the most famous costume designer in Hollywood history. And today is her birthday.
She costumed more than a thousand films (11 of them for Alfred Hitchcock, and she won 8 Oscars over a career that spanned sixty years.
In her honor, here are a few videos:
Prince Rainier III of Monaco died five years ago today. Prince Rainier ruled Monaco for just about 56 years, from 1949 until his death in 2005. “Ruling” is a funny term for running Monaco, the sunny tax-free playground for the rich. Not that it’s easy to do well, but it’s also not exactly like “ruling” a traditional country.
Alfred Hitchcock cameos from (nearly) all his films, courtesy of fan Roy van der Zwaan:
Patricia Highsmith, the creepy and sophisticated author of The Talented Mr. Ripley, died 15 years ago today.(Aside: When did 1995 get to be 15 years ago?)