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2012-11-16 16:22:53

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music is proud to announce the release of Danny Elfman's Original Motion Picture Soundtrack recording of HITCHCOCK on December 4, 2012. The film is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner Alma Reville. It takes place during the making of Hitchcock's seminal movie PSYCHO, widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made and the subject of Stephen...

2012-09-27 06:26:53

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that HITCHCOCK, starring Academy Award(®) winner Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock, Academy Award(®) winner Helen Mirren as his wife, Alma Reville, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles and James D'Arcy as Anthony Perkins, will have its World Premiere on Thursday, November 1, as the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi. The film is directed by Sacha...

2012-09-14 10:23:05

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen of the most acclaimed films by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock come together on Blu-ray(TM) for the first time ever when Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection is released on October 30, 2012 for a limited time only. Digitally restored from high-quality film elements and presented in perfect high-definition picture and sound, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection brings the Master of Suspense's...

2012-06-21 02:25:19

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen of the most acclaimed films by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock come together on Blu-ray(TM) for the first time ever when Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection is released on September 25, 2012 for a limited time only. Digitally restored from high-quality film elements and presented in perfect high-definition picture and sound, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection brings the Master of Suspense's best work to home...

Toxin Linked To Incident That Inspired Famous Hitchcock Movie
2011-12-29 05:42:11

Scientists have determined what triggered a crazed bird flock that helped inspire Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 hit movie "The Birds". Dan Vergano of USA TODAY reports that seabirds rammed themselves into homes across California's Monterey Bay in the summer of 1961, which sparked Hitchcock's interest and eventually helped birth a classic movie. The scientists wrote in the journal Nature Geoscience that the birds of the 1961 incident were poisoned by toxin-making algae. They found that 79...

2011-07-28 14:18:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: Known for his chilling genius, Alfred Hitchcock was one of the most brilliant directors of all time. From the dark allure of the voyeur (Rear Window) to the danger of falling for the wrong woman (Vertigo) to the thrilling mistaken identity chase (North by Northwest), to the horror of inescapable evil (The Birds), and the most terrifying and shocking film of its time (Psycho), Hitchcock's films send a shiver up any spine....

2010-12-06 14:08:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- When: Dec. 8-10 Conference 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., last day ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7 (Life Planning Network gathering) 5-8 p.m. at the Omni Hotel, 251 South Olive St., Los Angeles Where: Center for Nonprofit Management 1000 N. Alameda St., Ste. 250, Los Angeles Fielding Graduate University's Institute for Social...

2010-05-10 04:30:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Hailed as one of the most influential suspense movies of its time, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho had a profound effect on how future filmmakers made movies and shaped audience expectations for generations to come. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of one of Universal Studios' most treasured and prestigious films, Psycho will debut for the first time ever on Blu-ray(TM) on October 19, 2010. Fans can now enjoy a superior quality, hi-def...

2009-10-21 12:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Los Angeles Chapter, hosts its inaugural "Alfred Hitchcock Legacy Tribute Gala," honoring Dr. Elizabeth Daley, Dean, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Saturday, November 7 at the Globe Theater at Universal Studios, home for more than 40 years to the iconic filmmaker. The Hitchcock family, including daughter Pat and granddaughters Mary and Tere serve as Honorary Chairs and will present the award to Daley. George Lucas,...

2009-06-17 16:55:36

New York authorities said a man donned a dress, wig and makeup to impersonate his dead mother and collect Social Security and rent subsidies. Thomas Prusik-Parkin, 49, allegedly took a page from Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho to pose as his mother and collect $115,000 in benefits from the government, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday. I held my mother when she was dying and breathed in her last breath, so I am my mother, police quoted Prusik-Parkin as saying at the time of...