Famously known as ‘The master of suspense’.
He served film industry for 5 decades. A man who actually changed our perspective of cinematography. A cult genius who gave wonderful direction during his active years of 1921-1976.
I was thinking to share five of the most notable movies from his career. Actually, every film was amazing but let’s restrict the discussion about five top rated movies only.
1. Strangers on A Train (1951)
A black&white movie. How two strangers meet on a train, how the psycho character put forwards the idea of exchanging the murders! It is beautifully narrated. A straightforward story. The cruelty of the psycho character is beautifully described. It shows how amazingly awful the conversation with a stranger can be!
2. Rear Window (1954)
What if the whole movie is shot only in one single room? No outside locations. No more than 6 or 7 angles. And still, you stick to the movie like anything till the end. It is a great experiment by him. James Stewart acts fabulously and the dialogues are so much impressive. How a careful observation through the rear window of the home helps in solving a mystery is shown in this fantastic movie.
3. Vertigo (1958)
Again the awesome James Stewart. As a detective who is suffering from acrophobia. He tries to find out why his friend’s wife is doing some mysterious activities and the entire movie becomes “wow!”
4. North by Northwest (1959)
Cary Grant, a personality like James Stewart, captures the whole film. How intelligently he fights with the powerful people by wise decisions. How the CIA leads him to a problem unknowingly and he deals with the consequences smartly.
5. Psycho (1960)
This is the best movie to start watching Sir’s movies. The name has it all in itself. The most beautiful work of Sir Alfred Hitchcock. He is remembered the most for this psych thriller. The shots in this movie are cult. Some shots are considered milestones in the history of the cinema.
A shot from the psycho:
Hope, you will enjoy the movies and if you have not seen any of his movies, I would suggest not to miss the shot!
“Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.”
― Alfred Hitchcock