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Review: ‘78/52’ invites Hot Docs audiences into the shower with Hitchcock Special

Hot Docs presents ‘78/52’, a fascinating analysis of the famous and often replicated shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’.

Review: Clowns are the stars of campy, frenetic ‘39 Steps’ in Toronto Special

Toronto - Ravi Jain may be one of Toronto’s hottest theatre directors, but he hasn’t forgotten his clowning roots. That’s clear from “The 39 Steps”, in which he turns the classic Alfred Hitchcock film into a crazily entertaining screwball free-for-all.

Review: Orchestrating a classic: 'Psycho' relived with live orchestra Special

London - A growing and popular way of reliving past movies is to re-screen classic pictures with a live orchestra playing the main themes and musical interludes. Hitchcock’s Psycho is the latest movie to receive the treatment.

Kim Novak praises Canadians, defends Hitchcock at Toronto fest Special

Toronto - The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is known as a launching pad for future Oscar-winning films, but on its final day yesterday, the festival hosted a special free screening of a past masterpiece: Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”.

Newly discovered fossil sheds light on fearsome terror bird clan

For more than 60 million years, enormous predatory birds, often called "terror birds" dominated South America. Now, a recent find of a previously unknown species in Argentina sheds light on how these birds vocalized — and possibly hunted their prey.

Jamaica Inn, Cornwall’s most famous smugglers' inn Special

Bodmin - Jamaica Inn is a Grade II listed building in the civil parish of Altarnun, Cornwall, England. It was made famous in the novel by Daphne du Maurier and various movie and television adaptations.

Squadron of tiny birds knock truck driver out cold

Channelview - They were small with a beady eye on either side of their heads and legs as skinny as spaghetti, but armed with sharp beaks and tiny wings - there was strength in numbers.

Huge vultures invade NJ town: 'It's like Alfred Hitchcock'

Bridgewater - Residents of Bridgewater, NJ, are thinking up ways to scare off an invasion of around 100 huge vultures which have taken over local trees and rooftops, and circle menacingly. One resident said "It's like Alfred Hitchcock."

Review: ‘Hitchcock’ not the film fans were waiting for Special

‘Hitchcock’ is a glimpse of Alfred Hitchcock’s domestic life during the filming of ‘Psycho’, which tested his marriage to Alma Reville.

Op-Ed: Halloween horror movies, sometimes the classics are the best

As Halloween approaches, the number of horror movies on TV tends to rise. Whether you are a classic horror movie fan, or enjoy the more modern horror films, you are sure to find one to suit your taste.

Producing team wins rights to stage 'Rear Window'

New York - A production team has won the rights to turn Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 thriller "Rear Window" into a play. The film was adapted from Cornell Goodrich's 1942 short story "It Had To Be Murder."

Hollywood has three Hitchcock-related productions in the works

Hollywood – As the films of Alfred Hitchcock continue to stand the test of time, Tinseltown is paying homage this year in no less than three upcoming releases: two films about the iconic director, and a TV prequel to his arguably most famous work.

Hitchcock's Vertigo voted best film ever knocks off Citizen Kane

Sight and Sound, the international film magazine published by The British Film Industry (BFI) announced by tweets the results of The Greatest Films of All Time: Sight & Sound’s 2012 poll, and have voted Hitchcock's Vertigo their number one best film.

Box set of 15 of Hitchcock’s best celebrate Universal’s 100 years

Universal Pictures is celebrating its century in the movie industry with a collection honouring the master of the suspense and psychological thriller.

The British Film Institute pays tribute to Hitchcock's genius

London - The British Film Institute (BFI) is celebrating British film director Alfred Hitchcock’s brilliance in Olympic style and scale this summer with a wide-ranging celebration of his work including multiple extended screenings all over London.

Biel signs for making-of-Psycho movie – shooting begins April

The film of the book about the making of the classic horror movie Psycho begins shooting next month, and American actor, singer and model Jessica Biel has confirmed she’ll be one of the stars.

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