Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Episode 011: Alfred Hitchcock

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Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock was the subject of this week's episode. Click below for more information, including photos and sources.


Vertigo (1958)




Above are the variety of shots referred to in the discussion of Hitchcock's Vertigo.

Psycho (1960)

Above are a variety of the shots discussed in Hitchcock's Psycho. Below is the trailer of Hitchcock describing the set.



Motels in the Midcentury


Above is a house converted into a boarding house.


Vintage photos of motor courts at the time we refer to.


Photos of motor court still standing today. You will definitely probably die here. Maybe. 


[ENTER STAGE LEFT: HOLIDAY INN, (and other chain motels) VERY BEAUTIFUL AND MAKING ALL THE MOTOR COURTS FEEL INADEQUATE]


And here's the Bates Motel

The Birds (1963)



Look at that suspense.



SOURCES:

Alfred Hitchcock

Boarding Houses

Motel History

Interstate System History

What is a Boarding House?

Camps of Crime

Subjective vs. Objective Camera Angle


Alfred Hitchcock by Peter Ackroyd review 

What's wrong with Hitchcock's women?

Henley Telegraph (1920)

Bon Voyage (1944)