1. Photo break: 1962: Ina Balke and Alfred Hitchcock at the “Psycho” house for Harper’s Bazaar via Retronaut View in High-Res

    Photo break: 1962: Ina Balke and Alfred Hitchcock at the “Psycho” house for Harper’s Bazaar via Retronaut

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  1. It’s English film director, producer and cultural icon Alfred Hitchcock's birthday today. He died in 1980, though his movies continue to be some of the most influential in film history.
His most famous films include Psycho, Dial M for Murder, The Birds and Rear Window. Sounds like a good reason to have a Hitchcock movie marathon…
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    It’s English film director, producer and cultural icon Alfred Hitchcock's birthday today. He died in 1980, though his movies continue to be some of the most influential in film history.

    His most famous films include Psycho, Dial M for Murder, The Birds and Rear Window. Sounds like a good reason to have a Hitchcock movie marathon…

    image via dailydoseofhorror

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  1. An armed thief broke into the prestigious Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France. He stole $53 million dollars of jewels, targeting a diamond exhibition by designer Leviev.

    The media has drawn attention to the Alfred Hitchcock film To Catch A Thief (1955, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly) that features the hotel and takes place in the French riviera.

    At Fresh Air, we thought of something else:

    That same year (1955) a low budget French Film Noir called Du Rififi Chez Les Hommes (often shortened to Rififi) directed by Jules Dassin tells the story of a has-been criminal that hires a team of charismatic thieves and safe-breakers to pull of a jewelry heist at a famous Parisian boutique. The film is said to be the archetypal heist film that inspired the Ocean’s Eleven series. The cinematography is stunning, implementing Noir’s key characteristic: dramatic lighting.  Rififi is captivating from beginning to end, especially its iconic 30 minute silent break-in sequence that will have you sweating. 

    Check it out under the Criterion Collection.

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  1. Posted on 13 August, 2012

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    Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock.

    Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock.

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