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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Alfred Hitchcock’

Elizabeth Wilson, Dustin Hoffman’s Mother in ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 94

Elizabeth Wilson, best known for her role as Dustin Hoffman’s mother in the 1967 film The Graduate, died on Thursday at a hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. She was 94. According to a report from the Washington Post, Elizabeth Wilson starred in later years in the film Nine to Five, alongside actors Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney …

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Tippi Hedren Mourns Passing of ‘The Birds’ Costar Rod Taylor

Tippi Hedren starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film The Birds alongside critically acclaimed actor Rod Taylor. Taylor died on Wednesday evening of a heart attack. He was 84. In addition to The Birds, Rod Taylor starred in more than 50 Hollywood films throughout his career. In addition to starring with Tippi Hedren, he appeared on the big screen opposite a …

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Sophia Loren Honored at Cannes Film Festival

International film star and Italy’s most renowned actress Sophia Loren has been named the Guest of Honor at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 14-25 in Cannes, France. Aside from attending a screening of her new film, La Voce Umana (The Human Voice), which was directed by her son Edoardo Ponti, Loren, 79, will conduct a masterclass …

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Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst in New Thriller

Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst brought an Alfred Hitchcock-inspired thriller to life at the Berlin Film Festival this past week. The Two Faces of January premiered at the festival Tuesday, and also stars Oscar Isaac. This films marks the directorial debut of Iranian-British screenwriter Hossein Amini, known for writing the 2011 blockbuster Drive. The film is based on a novel …

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Tippi Hedren Wins $1.5 Million Lawsuit

You may remember Hollywood actress Tippi Hedren for her iconic role in Alfred Hitchcock’s frightening film The Birds. Now you may wind up remembering her for winning almost $1.5 million for a gallon of water falling on her head. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a California appeals court ruled today that the 83 year old actress’ former lawyer, Joseph Allen, …

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“The Lady Vanishes”: Remake Better, Worse, the Same?

Whenever a classic is remade, it’s risky and bound to be compared. The 2013 version of The Lady Vanishes premiered on PBS Sunday, and it had some Hitchcockian shoes to fill. The newest version received the TV movie treatment for PBS’ “Masterpiece Mystery!” series, and had already aired on BBC One in March in the United Kingdom. Both the original, …

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Now Streaming: Rare Hitchcock Film “The White Shadow”

Thanks to the efforts of the National Film Preservation Foundation, you can now watch a recently-recovered mid-twenties Alfred Hitchcock film for free online. Well, kind of and kind of. Hitchcock is not the credited director of the film, called The White Shadow. That honor goes to Graham Cutts, a popular British director of the era. Hitchcock worked with Cutts on …

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Tippi Hedren: Alfred Hitchcock Was “Evil” And “Dangerous”

It’s no secret to those who take an interest in Hitchcock film lore that his leading ladies didn’t always think very highly of him; rumors have churned for years that he was mentally abusive to those who refused his advances and took his frustrations out the only way he could: by punishing the beautiful stars of his movies with extra-long …

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Jessica Biel and Scarlett Johansson have Gone Psycho!

Jessica Biel will play Vera Miles in the film Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. The movie is about Hitchcock’s directorial struggle to make the psychological thriller a masterpiece. The film was adapted from a book by Stephen Rebello with the same title. It was published in May 1990 and details the creation and evolution of the chilling classic. …

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