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Hitchcock, Sir Alfred

Line breaks: Sir Al¦fred Hitch|cock
Pronunciation: /ˈhɪtʃkɒk
 
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Definition of Hitchcock, Sir Alfred in English:

( 1899–1980), English film director; full name Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock. Acclaimed in Britain for films such as The Thirty-Nine Steps (1935), he moved to Hollywood in 1939. Among his later works, notable for their suspense and their technical ingenuity, are the thrillers Strangers on a Train (1951), Psycho (1960), and The Birds (1963).

Derivatives

Hitchcockian

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adjective
Example sentences
  • We were really struck by its Hitchcockian side, although Buñuel's obsessions and Hitchcock's obsessions were definitely not the same.
  • It's touted as a smash-hit thriller, a film of Hitchcockian suspense.
  • The pace drags, raising anxiety through Hitchcockian cross dissolves and harsh strokes on the violin and cello.

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