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HOBBIT‘S LENGTH MAY TRIM ITS EARNINGS

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although box office forecasters are predicting that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will have a huge opening at the box office this weekend, its nearly three-hour (174 minutes) length will result in theaters being able to show it fewer times than shorter films, thereby cutting into its potential revenue. But today’s (Wednesday) New York Post […]

HITCHCOCK TO BE FETED DURING CULTURAL OLYMPIAD

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Eighty-three years after scenes from Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail were filmed at the British Museum, the movie will be screened on an outdoor wall of the museum as part of a Hitchcock retrospective being mounted as part of the Cultural Olympiad, which coincides with this year’s London Olympics The British Film Institute (BFI) said Tuesday that […]

CONTROVERSIAL HITCHCOCK BIOPIC IN WORKS

December 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC plans to air a movie based on Tippi Hedren’s account of her relationship with Alfred Hitchcock when she was “discovered” by him to portray the lead character in the 1962 movie The Birds. Among other things, she has claimed that she had to rebuff Hitchcock’s sexual advances during the making of that film […]

EARLIEST HITCHCOCK FILM FOUND

August 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In what one film historian called “the missing link” between Alfred Hitchcock’s early days in the movie business and his career as a celebrated director has been discovered in New Zealand. The first 30 minutes of the silent movie The White Shadow, made in 1923 when Hitchcock was 24 years old, was located in the […]

50’S STAR FARLEY GRANGER DEAD AT 85

March 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Farley Granger, the handsome leading man who had a meteoric career in Hollywood in the late ’40s and early ’50s but became disillusioned with the studio system and ultimately found success performing in live television dramas in the ’60s and on Broadway in the ’70s and ’80s, died Sunday in New York at age 85. […]