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Read an Excerpt from Andy Warhol's Delightfully Morbid 1974 Interview with Alfred Hitchcock

A rare excerpt has surfaced from Andy Warhol's chat with director Alfred Hitchcock in a September 1974 issue of Interview Magazine. While this unusual meeting of the minds doesn't offer explicit insights into Hitchcock's filmmaking process, the conversation feels more like a portrait of these artists' warped minds.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 21, 2014 2:13 PM
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WATCH: Martin Scorsese Talks Hitchcock, 'Taxi Driver' and Story vs. Plot with Jon Favreau

Check out this vintage clip from Jon Favreau's IFC talk show "Dinner for Five" where guest Martin Scorsese talks about approaching story and character, his favorite Hitchcock films and more.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 16, 2014 2:19 PM
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WATCH: This Is How Criterion Restores a Film

Ever wonder how your Criterion Blu-rays get to look so damn good? Well, Gizmodo has created a 6-minute video taking you through the renowned company's restoration process. Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent," which arrived in a dual Blu-ray/DVD package on February 18, is used as the example. Watch below as we're guided through how Criterion corrects the color, contrast, audio and picture on the classic film.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 19, 2014 12:35 PM
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CINE-LIST: Five Must-See Survival Films

Clearly, the survival film is enjoying a renaissance. We as viewers have our pick of current survival films (think "Gravity," "12 Years a Slave" or this weekend's "Hunger Games: Catching Fire"), but what are some classics of the genre worth revisiting? Cine-List has a few ideas.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 21, 2013 2:31 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Hitchcock's 'Marnie,' Starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery

Auteurs Week! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director Dan Ireland introducing Alfred Hitchcock's psychological melodrama "Marnie," starring Tippi Hedren as a sexually disturbed thief, and Sean Connery as the slick playboy who becomes obsessed with "curing" her of her frigidity.
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  • September 9, 2013 12:02 PM
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Review: The Hitchcock 9 Moves to LACMA UPDATE

The carefully-orchestrated release of Alfred Hitchcock's nine surviving silent films, freshly restored by the British Film Institute National Archive, is burnishing his already polished reputation. Cinephiles around the world are gathering to watch the movies, made between 1925 and 1929, in venues from coast to coast. The first United States performances were held in San Francisco under the auspices of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, at the venerable 1922 movie palace the Castro, on June 14, 15, and 16th. Following the Silent Film Festival's most excellent tradition, the movies were shown with live musical accompaniment, ranging from solo piano to the five-member Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • June 26, 2013 5:03 PM
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San Francisco Silent Film Festival's July Program of Classics Stars Brooks, Garbo, Fairbanks and Films by Pabst, McCay, Ozu and More

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival ticks all of my boxes when it comes to enjoyable filmgoing experiences: it's brilliantly programmed, takes place in a dazzling and comfortable setting, unspools over a compact and encompassable time span, and has a respectful and joyous audience that enriches the experience. And (bonus) it's located in a neighborhood full of enticing and affordable eateries.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • May 23, 2013 11:17 PM
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Cannes Classics Lineup Revealed; Bertolucci in 3-D, Films by Hitchcock, Cocteau, Resnais, Wilder (CLIPS)

Cannes Classics, the festival's sidebar that screens new restorations of canonical films, has announced its lineup of twenty features films and three documentaries.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 29, 2013 2:07 PM
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