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1 Hitch Bethany Fargher Instructor Jacey Saucedo COM200: Interpersonal Communication June 20, 2011
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2 Hitch HITCH, The Man and His Movies Hitchcock a name synonymous with the thriller genre. Deep twisting plots that demanded the viewer’s full attention. Characters that on the surface seem simple but are as deep as the audience wants to take them. With a directing career that spans over sixty years and some fifty films (1), Alfred Hitchcock reigns as one of the all- time great directors in Cinema history. His diverse body of work covered almost all genres, demonstrating how great Hitch had mastered the craft of direction, no matter what storyline was being developed. The suspense thriller was Hitch at his very best and the best of the best was “Psycho.” The 1960 classic starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh that set the mark that all future thrillers would try to reach but could never touch. Born August 13, 1899 in Leytonstone, England (3). Hitch new what he wanted to do with his life. The budding industry of film production was introduced about the same time; together they grew up and almost became one. When you think of film and especially great and memorable film, Hitchcock comes into focus. The first film the twenty five year old director completed was “The Pleasure Garden “in 1925(1). A collaboration between American and German producers filmed in Munich. Although it was the first time at the directing wheel for Hitch, it was not released until after his second effort “The Lodger.” The Lodger” went on to huge success. Ultimately sparking the release of the mediocre “The Pleasure Garden.” More important it was all Hitchcock, suspense, thrills and deliberate plot turns that dominated so many of Hitchcock’s films. Many actors and directors could not adapt to this complicated new media and fell the way of the Condor. Hitch saw it as the best tool in his tool box. Story lines could now venture in a deepness of complication that silent films could never go. The early years of Hollywood and the movie Industry were by far the greatest period of
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3 film production in history. A time when production was simple yet movie making was hard. There were no hundred million dollar budgets to camouflage a poor script or bad direction. Movies were all content and presentation. Large body counts and plunging necklines could not save a poorly written script. This made the director a very large part of the creation and an even larger part of the success of a film. During the silent age of film Hitch directed nine full length features. Each helping to form the mold that would become Hitchcock. With so many films over
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