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Alfred Hitchcock
A Treasure of Film History - Alfred Hitchcock's Contract for Directing His First Film This document launched a legendary film career, among the greatest in film history This document launched a legendary film career, among the greatest in film history
1899. 25-Nov. Alfred Hitchcock's career was unparalleled in film history, and he was the best-known director to the general public for decades. Known as the Master of Suspense, he directed scores of feature films in a career spanning six decades, did cameo roles in most of his films, and hosted and produced his popular television anthology "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". His scenes are some of the most memorable and terrifying ones in cinema history. The acknowledged master of the genre he virtually invented, Hitchcock was also a brilliant technician who deftly blended sex, suspense and humor.These very technical skills came as no accident. Born in 1899, he attended a technical school as a teenager. Hitchcock then spent the first years of his young career as a draftsman, advertising designer, and writer. An interest in photography led to him working in London's film industry, where in 1919 he got his first job as a title card designer for silent movies for Paramount's Famous Players-Lasky studio in London. There he learned scripting, editing and art direction, and rose to assistant director in 1922. That year he started to direct an unfinished film that had been tentatively entitled Mrs. Peabody.His first completed film as director, and the first attributed to him, was "The Pleasure Garden" in 1925. This was an Anglo-German production filmed in Germany and Italy. This experience, plus a stint at Germany's UFA studios as an assistant director, help account for the Expressionistic character of his films, both in their visual schemes and thematic concerns. His second film, "The … [Click Below for Full Description]
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