( 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).
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- 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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