Alfred Hitchcock: The Master Of Suspense

“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock is known for being the “master of suspense”. Born on Aug. 13, 1899 in Leytonstone, England, Hitchcock was one of three children. It is said that he had a lonely childhood due to obesity, which left him isolate and sheltered away from others. His parents had unusual methods of discipline; and often times sent him to the local jail for the police to lock him up for misbehaving, and afterwards would force him to stand for hours after explaining his lack of good judgement.

In 1925, he directed his first feature film, "The Pleasure Garden" (1925), a tale of adultery and murder, which displayed his future brilliance as a director. He later produced, "Blackmail" (1929), a story of a woman who stabs an artist to death when he tries to seduce her. He further expounded on the themes of sex and violence in the film, "Murder" (1930), which introduced the technique of recording a characters thoughts onto the soundtrack.

Alfred Hitchcock’s Presents, was a T.V show hosted by Alfred Hitchcock which aired in 1955 to 1965, which featured dramas, thrillers, and suspense. By the time it premiered on October 2, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Time magazine named the show as one of "The 100
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