Also known as the Master of Suspense, the great moviemaker Alfred Hitchcock directed more than 60 films between 1920 and 1970. He was considered to be the most famous and popular film director of the 20th century.
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, in the East End of London, on August 13, 1899. He went to London County Council School of Engineering and Navigation in Poplar, where he learned draftsmanship from 1913 to 195. In his childhood, Hitchcock, was considered to be a loner. In his free time, he liked to invent in games on maps and to draw. After a few years, he found his first job and worked as an estimator for W.T Henley Telegraph Company. He wasn’t so happy with this job and started to visit very often the cinema by himself.
Later, Alfred decided to take drawing classes at the London University. He loved so much what he was doing that he started to draw caricatures of different persons and at the end he wrote short stories with twist endings. His signature from the caricatures was “Hitch”. In 1919, Hitchcock had his first contact with moviemaking, when Islington Studio offered him a full-time job as an assistant director, set designer and screenwriter.
Alfred Hitchcock was a suspense genius and a master in movie making industry. In 1925, he managed to debut as a director in “The Pleasure Garden”, filmed in Italy and Germany. Other great movies began to be filmed in the early 1930s, such as “The Man Who Knew too Much”, “The 39 Steps”, “Sabotage”, “Secret Agent”, “Young and Innocent”, “The Lady Vanishes” and other interesting movies. Alfred Hitchcock was an amazing movie director and in 1938 won the New York Critics Award for Best Film.
Unfortunately, Alfred Hitchcock never won the Oscar, despite his five nominees for Best Director. Queen Elizabeth II knighted Alfred Hitchcock in 1980, but after three months he died of kidney failure in Bel Air. He was 80 years old. What is your favorite Hitchcock movie?
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