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Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999)

This documentary is a fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Narrator (voice)
Jonathan Demme ... Himself
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Stefano Joseph Stefano ... Himself
John Michael Hayes John Michael Hayes ... Himself
Janet Leigh ... Herself
Brian De Palma ... Himself
Curtis Hanson ... Himself
Patricia Hitchcock ... Herself (as Pat Hitchcock O'Connell)
Alma Reville Alma Reville ... Herself (archive footage)
Norman Lloyd ... Himself
Herb Steinberg Herb Steinberg ... Himself
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Robert E. Kapsis Robert E. Kapsis ... Himself
Ronald Neame ... Himself
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This documentary is a fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, such as "Shadow of a Doubt", "Notorious", "Rear Window", "Vertigo", "Psycho" and "The Birds". The movie also covers his television years and neatly examines the Hitchcock signature touches, from his inevitable brief cameo to his famous MacGuffin. Kevin Spacey narrates, and there are interviews with his delightful daughter Pat as well as such film directors as Brian De Palma, Jonathan Demme, Curtis Hanson, Robert Altman, Ronald Neame and Peter Bogdanovich, along with cast and crew members Tippi Hedren, Joseph Stefano, Norman Lloyd, Robert F. Boyle, Teresa Wright and Janet Leigh. Written by filmfactsman

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USA

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English

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13 October 1999 (USA) See more »

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Dial H Hitchcock: The Genius Behind the Showman See more »

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Great Documentary
16 September 1999 | by Brian BlueskyeSee all my reviews

This is a great look into the man known as Hitchcock. There are alot of interviews with alot of the stars who worked with Hitchcock telling all about him, and the movies they were in. There are some appearences by alot of the directors of today saying what they admired of Hitchcock.

Hitchcock is the master of suspense, and this is a look into how he worked, who he worked with, where he got some of the ideas for his movies, and a great documentary you shouldn't miss.

You also see how "Psycho" shocked some people in a way where they had nightmares for years.

A must see, a most definite must see.


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