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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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LA Times Entertainme, 2017-12-08 14:00:00
Boxes of DVDs or Blu-rays are always wonderful holiday gifts, and this year offers some especially enticing examples. "Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection," from Universal, offers 15 movies by the master of suspense, including classics like "Vertigo" and "North By Northwest," as well as episodes...

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“I’m a f—ing movie director — I don’t know anything about obsession,” filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson said sarcastically after the first-ever screening of his new film “Phantom Thread” Friday night. Indeed, the six-time Oscar nominee’s latest work does revolve around that very concept, which has been famously explored by masters ...

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USA Today Movies, 2017-10-25 16:34:41
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