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Wonderfully Weird Short Film Mixes Together Alfred Hitchcock and Star Wars

Fabrice Mathieu turned Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest into a film that includes Star Wars characters and it’s so weird that ... I kind of like it? I mean, it’s just stupid fun to see Cary Grant run away from a TIE fighter, and stare at R2-D2, and wonder where in the hell he is with all this technology from a galaxy far, far away. Read More >>

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How to End a Film the Right Way

A film’s ending is dessert; it’s the last impression a film makes on you before you leave the cinema, and that’s what makes it so important. If it doesn’t appropriately encapsulate and comment on the events of the last two hours, everyone goes home with a bad taste in their mouths. Read More >>

The Hidden Trick in Almost Every Classic Hitchcock Scene

Hitchcock is the unquestioned master of suspense. But what is it about his scenes that makes them so gripping, and why do they stand up to repeated viewings, even when you know the twist? Read More >>

Scientists Used a Hitchcock Thriller to Measure Patients’ Consciousness

Alfred Hitchcock, our master of suspense, was incredibly good at manipulating his audience—a fact that has now come in handy for neuroscientists. When they screened a Hitchcock thriller for volunteers in a brain scanner, they found that brain activity of a man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years was astonishingly similar to that of healthy, conscious people. Read More >>

Five Reasons Why Alfred Hitchcock Was an Unsung Architectural Genius

From the wall of apartments in Rear Window to the Golden Gate Bridge in Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock was nothing short of obsessed with architecture and space. Hitchcock exploited both to create incredible psychological tension in his films—our friends at Architizer take a look at his architectural legacy, below. Read More >>

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The Entirety of Rear Window‘s Rear Window in One Glorious Time-Lapse Panorama

A lot happens in Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, all of it dutifully overseen by a wheelchair-bound photographer from a single spot. But to take in absolutely everything that Jimmy Stewart's character does in the course of the film, you need to see this time lapse, which stitches together an entire panorama from that single vantage point. Read More >>