Shifting Sympathies in Rebecca

  by Ellery LeSueur Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940) is a chilling account of a naive woman haunted by the ghost of her husband’s dead first wife. After being initially drawn to the vulnerability of Joan Fontaine’s character through the effects of production design and the character’s actions, I found my sympathies extend to Laurence Olivier’s previously... Continue Reading →

Spellbound by “Spellbound”

by Ellery LeSueur Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945) is a love story about a girl who can't help but fall in love with a man who may be a murderer. The theme of the illogical nature of love, and how that can be dangerous when you've got a murderer on the loose, is one of my... Continue Reading →

Hitchcock/Truffaut Helps Explain Hitchcock/Fincher

By Akash Shetye David Fincher speaks about Hitchcock’s influence on him in Kent Jones’ Hitchcock/Truffaut. Image Credit to Indiewire   The least surprising moment in Kent Jones’ new documentary, Hitchcock/Truffaut, is when David Fincher sings the praises of Alfred Hitchcock. Just last January, Fincher showed how big of a Hitchcock fan he is when he... Continue Reading →

A Rear Window to Problems in the Modern Society

by Qi Wu   As the famous Hitchcock critic Robin Wood says, “Rear Window (1954) is perhaps the first of Hitchcock’s films to which the term masterpiece can reasonably be applied”. It is my favorite Hitchcock’s movie as well—the manifestation of “pure cinema”* is just brilliant! Although the whole movie takes place in a confined setting,... Continue Reading →

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