Stephen Soderbergh combines both versions of Psycho to create "Psychos"
Director Stephen Soderbergh has just posted, via his blog
a link to Psychos
, his combining of Alfred Hitchcock's classic Psycho
and the slightly less well received Gus Van Sant "shot for shot remake"
The 1991 CBs made-for-TV movie adaptation of Shadow Of A Doubt
and the 1943 Alfred Hitchcock version are based on the same source material and contain many of the same lines, beats, and scenes. So why is one considered a classic film noir and the other a flop? The Dissolve puts the two movies next to each other and tries to find out.
"Long thought to be lost or destroyed, this complete recording of one of the few hour long interviews of Alfred Hitchcock has been found
." [more inside]
as illustrated in the 2008 Hollywood Portfolio from Vanity Fair
Hitchcock on Hitchcock:
Alfred Hitchcock reflects on his career in movies, discussing among other things, the origin of the term "MacGuffin", his creative process and what his earliest fear was.
Though not as commonly known, Alfred Hitchcock's late British period is nonetheless an intriguing look at what delights were to come from his later work.
Secret Agent (1936 | Wikipedia | Download)
Young and Innocent (1937 | Wikipedia | Download)
Jamaica Inn (1939 | Wikipedia | Download)
TCM is playing tribute this month to Archie Leach, better known to the world as Cary Grant
. The range of films, the types of roles, the co-stars. Makes you long for another era of american film-making. Of interest to you architect
types might be Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House
of 1948, with the fabulous Myrna Loy - whose 1947 film The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer partly occupies that special message place on my answering machine. Grant's films with Hitchcock - especially North by Northwest with its great fake FLW house and fantastic Saul Bass titles - Cukor, and Hawks are well worth searching out. Don't miss his final role - Walk Don't Run - a film set at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and itself a remake of The More the Merrier of 1943. Who said that Hollywood couldn't do remakes?
One of the most interesting items to come out of the TCM documentary is Cary's embracing LSD in the early pre-illegal tests of it.