Hitchcock’s Silent Films Find Place In UNESCO Memory

Alfred Hitchcock AimsLondon: (ANI) Alfred Hitchcock`s nine silent films are now added to the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register. The register “reflects the richness of UK culture and history, from medieval manuscripts to ground-breaking cinema,” the BBC reported.

The online catalogue, which highlights documentary heritage holding cultural significance specific to the UK, was created in July 2010. The current collection, which includes The Bodleian Library`s Cura Pastoralis of Gregory, will be joined by eleven items, selected from UK libraries, archives and museums have been selected this year to join.

The British Film Institute (BFI) spent three years restoring nine silent Hitchcock films, made between 1925 and 1929, ahead of their premiere at the London 2012 Festival last year.The films include debut feature `The Pleasure Garden` and boxing drama ` The Ring`.

However, a tenth film made during the period, ` The Mountain Eagle ` (1926), remains lost. The Hitchcock 9, cited as a blueprint for the director`s best known post-war films such as Psycho and Vertigo, are currently being screened across the US.

Vertigo replaced Orson Welles`s Citizen Kane at the top of the British Film Institute`s Sight and Sound magazine poll as the greatest film of all time, last year.






First Look: Trailer For ‘Hitchcock’

The first trailer for biopic of Alfred Hitchcock,  ‘Hitchcock’ has been released online. The trailer gives insight into the making of Hitchcock’s legendary movie ‘Pysycho’. This movie explores his life and his relationship with his wife and partner Alma Reville.

‘Hitchcock’ is one of the most eagerly awaited movies this fall. It is expected to hit theatres later in November.

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ Declared ‘All Time Best Film’

A Still Image From Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ : Courtesy Paramount Pictures

One of the greatest film makers of all time Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece ‘Vertigo’ has been declared “the greatest of all time” in a poll conducted by The British Film Institute’s ‘Sight and Sound’ Magazine. Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ has managed to dislodge Orson Welles’ classic ‘Citizen Kane’ from the top for the first time in the last 50 years.

‘Sight and Sound’ magazine conducts a poll every ten years by constituting a panel of select audience and critics. This time 846 distributors, critics and academics participated in the poll.’Vertigo’ is a thriller made by Hitchcock in 1958. The ten best movies made in the history of cinema (as per the polls ) are as follows.

1-Vertigo – 1958, director Alfred Hitchcock

2- Citizen Kane – 1941, director Orson Wells

3- Tokyo Story – 1953, director Yasujiro Ozu

4- La Regle Du Jeu (The Rules of the Game) – 1939, director Jean Renoir

5- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans – 1927, director Murnau

6- 2001: A Space Odyssey – 1968, director Stanley Kubrick

7- The Searchers – 1956, director John Ford

8- Man with a Movie Camera – 1929, director Dziga Vertou

9- The Passion of Joan of Arc – 1927, director Carl Theodor Dreyer

10- 8 1/2 – 1963, director Federico Fellini

No Indian movie featured in this most prestigious list of world cinema.

First Look: Anthony Hopkins As ‘Hitchcock’

The official image of Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock has been released by the studio.

Based on the book ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho’ by Stephen Rebello, the film delves into the life of the legendary director and challenges he faced on during the making his movie ‘Psycho’.

Directed by Sacha Gervasi’s the movie also stars Jessica Biel, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, James D’Arcy, Toni Collette and Ralph Macchio. Shooting for the movie has already begun  in Los Angeles  from April 13. Release date for this movie is yet to be finalized.