The career of Alfred Hitchcock, one of the most influential directors and ingenious inventors in Hollywood history, stretched over more than 50 years, during which he shot almost as many films. He managed to catch almost every technical revolution: the appearance in the cinema of sound, color, and even 3D (“Dial “M” for Murder”). Now in Mypascoconnect you will be able to witness the films of this master and come up with the results.
Like a puppeteer, pulling the strings of spectator emotions, he created his own unique style and was awarded the title of master of suspense, and the term “Hitchcock” firmly entrenched in the vocabulary of all film critics.
- The most striking talents of Hollywood sought to work with him from Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly and James Stewart to Anthony Perkins and Sean Connery. Among his admirers are such iconic directors of our time as Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo Del Toro, William Fridkin, Michael Mann and David O. Russell.
- He influenced several generations of directors. He influenced the cinema as a whole. On the occasion of the 115th anniversary of the birth of Alfred Hitchcock and the start of the Hitchcock: Nine Unknown festivals, KinoPoisk talks about contemporary directors, whose work was influenced by the suspense master.
Master of Thriller
There are only a few directors who can be called real thriller masters, among them Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski. It is extremely difficult to work in this genre because you need to make the audience believe what is happening, and if they do not understand your vision, then they will simply lose the thread of the story. This is pure art, where the richest visuals help you tell a story. Therefore, I love thrillers. And so Hitchcock loved them.
Brian De Palma Films
Over the course of more than forty years of his career, Brian de Palma has never been shy about quoting great directors in his works from “The Protocol”, which has become a kind of mixture of Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Enlargement “and “Conversation” by Francis Ford Coppola, to “The Untouchables”, where the final scene is on the stairs station is directly inspired by the “Battleship” Potemkin ” by Sergey Eisenstein.
But his main role model was Alfred Hitchcock. In the 1970s, in the era of political thrillers, who also owe much to Hitchcock, the director openly borrowed techniques and whole plot constructions invented by the great British. Some began to call him “the new master of suspense”, others only a “plagiarist”.
- Impregnated with the spirit of Hitchcock thriller “Obsession”, which is an homage to “Dizziness”. It is noteworthy that de Palma invited Bernard Herrmann, the permanent composer of the late period of the master’s work, to write music for his first works.
The very first profession of Stanley Kubrick the photographer had a great influence on the style of his first films, in which the visual effect may have prevailed over the content. When creating the film, Kubrick devoted a huge influence on everything connected with the visual perception of the action. For example, in the director’s archive (after death), a multi-meter panorama of taped photographs depicting a New York street was discovered: a specially hired photographer captured the entire street on film without missing a millimeter. So the director was preparing for the shooting of “Eyes Wide Shut”, trying to recreate the atmosphere of the American metropolis on the London set.