2015 A Year With Alfred Hitchcock

Lovely thing I received for Christmas in 2014
There are numerous books, blogs, articles and examinations of the films of Sir Alfred Hitchcock.  2015 will be the year I dedicate myself to viewing each one of his extant films.  I would not dare to presume I would have the least bit of original thought on Hitch or his films.  For me, this will be a real pleasure as I will have the chance to see some films new to me (silents) and old familiar friends.  I do not know if I will view them in chronological order or not.  I can say, this is a project I am looking very much forward to completing over the course of the next twelve months.

Along with directors such as Michael Curtiz and George Steven, for entirely different reasons, Hitchcock is a director whose work almost never ceases to delight me.  More so with repeated viewings as there are so many delightful little surprises that, well, surprise you.

Ivor Novello as The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

I will likely also be reading a few of the books on Hitch I've not picked up in years, or those which have escaped me during this project.

1922      No. 13 (lost)
1925      The Pleasure Garden       
1926      The MountainEagle  (lost)           
1927      The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog    
1927      The Ring
1927      Downhill
1928      The Farmer's Wife
1928      Easy Virtue         
1928      Champagne       
1929      The Manxman   
1929      Blackmail
1930      Murder!
1931      Rich and Strange
1932      Number Seventeen
1933      Waltzes from Vienna
1934      The Man Who Knew Too Much
1935      The 39 Steps
1936      Secret Agent
1936      Sabotage
1937      Young and Innocent
1938      The Lady Vanishes
1939      Jamaica Inn
1940      Rebecca
1940      Foreign Correspondent
1941      Mr. & Mrs. Smith
1941      Suspicion
1942      Saboteur
1943      Shadow of a Doubt
1944      Lifeboat
1945      Spellbound
1946      Notorious
1947      The Paradine Case           
1948      Rope
1949      Under Capricorn
1950      Stage Fright
1951      Strangers on a Train
1953      I Confess
1954      Dial M for Murder
1954      Rear Window
1955      To Catch a Thief
1955      The Trouble with Harry
1956      The Man Who Knew Too Much
1956      The Wrong Man
1958      Vertigo
1959      North by Northwest
1960      Psycho
1963      The Birds
1964      Marnie
1966      Torn Curtain
1969      Topaz
1972      Frenzy  
1976      Family Plot


Tinky said…
Presume away! I look forward to reading what you have to say....
Hamlette said…
What fun! I've seen too few Hitch movies, maybe about ten? I look forward to reading your reviews!

I'm focusing on Robin Hood this year, reading a bunch of books that I have but haven't read and also watching as many movies about him as I can :-) I love having a theme for the year!
The Lady Eve said…
Looks to me like you'll be having a fabulous year. I've seen all of Hitchcock's sound films, many of the '40s and '50s films several times. I happened to see the silent version of "Blackmail" in a theater with accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra a few years ago. Quite an experience. The film is a real indicator of what was to come from Hitchcock. Happy viewing and reading!

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