Russelling Reviews Director's Focus - Alfred Hitchcock - Top Film Choices

One of the greats of film - Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock is the inspiration behind many directors today. His style and ability to create suspense is still used today. Regardless if you love his films or not, he is admittedly one of the most influential directors. 

Interesting facts about Hitchcock:

  • He never won a best director Oscar in competition, although he was awarded the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award at the 1967 Oscars.
  • When finishing a cup of tea while on the set, he would often non-discriminatingly toss the cup and saucer over his shoulder, letting it fall (or break) wherever it may.
  • Was voted the Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. The same magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Films of all time includes more films directed by Hitchcock than by any other director, with four. On the list were his masterworks Psycho (1960) (#11), Vertigo (1958) (#19), North by Northwest (1959) (#44) and Notorious (1946) (#66).

Russelling Reviews top 7: This is not listed in rank of preference, but all these plus most of his other films would be worth watching. 

1. Rear Window
2. Psycho
3. Vertigo 
4. Notorious
5. North by Northwest
6. Dial M for Murder
7. The Birds

These lists are to showcase the talent behind the camera and for those looking for a quality film to view this weekend. 

Rankings written by Russell Matthews @ Russelling Reviews