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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
MOVIE TRAILERS: HITCHCOCK IN AMERICAN STUDIOS
The trailers I'm going to be featuring today are two of Alfred Hitchcock's early films once he came to America from the United Kingdom. In 1940, when Hitchcock came to America to work with producer David O. Selznick, his first film was an adaptation of Daphne DuMaurier's Rebecca. The film starring the legend Laurence Olivier and the beautiful Joan Fontaine revolves around her marrying the rich, widowed Olivier. She moves into his enormous mansion and his deceased wife continues to haunt the servants and his new bride. An eerie, completely engrossing American debut for Hitchcock. Also, I have the trailer for one of, if not my favorite Hitchcock film, Shadow of a Doubt (1943). Joseph Cotten plays a mischievous uncle who is not what he appears to be after he moves in with his sister's family. A suspenseful film on American life and the search for excitement in the wrong places. Two fantastic films from the "Master of Suspense."