Alfred Hitchcock

The man who changed Cinema forever

Alfred Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, England on August 13, 1899. His father was named William and his mother was named Emma Jane Hitchcock.

After attending a technical school at 15, Hitchcock spent the first years of his career as a draftsman, advertising designer, and writer. An interest in photography led to him working in London's film industry, first as a title card designer for silent movies and, just five years later, as a director. In 1926, Hitchcock married his assistant director, Alma Reville, and in 1928 they had a daughter, Patricia.

Hitchcock was successful at first in silent films in Brittain. Then, he moved to Hollywood in 1939. He quicly became a figure in the media world beacuse of multiple very famous movies. These movies include: "The 39 steps", "Rear Window", "Psycho", "Vertigo", "North by Northwest" and "The Birds".

Today, his influence in cinema is absolutely undeniable. He created a new style, often refered as "Hitchcockian". He influenced major movie directors such as Francois Truffaut and Martin Scorsese. He will always be known as a master of suspense.
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