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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer. Often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense", he pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema with both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in 1939 and became a US citizen in 1955.

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  • Born: Alfred Joseph Hitchcock 13 August 1899 Leytonstone, Essex, England
  • Died: 29 April 1980 (aged 80) Bel Air, California, United States
  • Other names: Hitch, the Master of Suspense
  • Alma mater: Salesian College, London St Ignatius' College, Enfield
  • Occupation: Director, producer
  • Years active: 1921–76
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Spouse(s): Alma Reville (m. 1926–80; his death)
  • Children: Patricia Hitchcock

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CANNES — Jean-Jacques Annaud’s “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair,” the Patrick Dempsey drama which opens Canneseries’ first Official Competition on Saturday night, was inspired in part by advice given to a young Annaud by Alfred Hitchcock. The French director’s first feature, the Africa-set “Black and White in Color,” ...

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LA Times Entertainme, 2018-03-26 22:10:00
I have a friend who, in a rush to return a DVD of “Vertigo” she had borrowed, watched it distractedly on her laptop, fast-forwarding through most of the driving scenes. (In other words, a lot of the movie.) She made amends for this aesthetic crime years later by seeing Alfred ...

Variety, 2018-03-24 04:56:18
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