Welcome to The Hitchcock Zone!

The Hitchcock Zone is a collection of web sites and blogs relating to the life and career of director Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980).

Included in The Hitchcock Zone is the Alfred Hitchcock Wiki (established 2003), which is the largest unofficial Hitchcock site on the web, with news, articles, books, image galleries, videos, interviews, details of DVD & Blu-ray releases, and much much more!

Latest Blog Posts

Films in the Family Plot  Published 6/29/2015 in It's Only a Movie...

Early on during the filming of Family Plot (1976) in May 1975, Hitchcock held a press conference to help promote the film. But, this being the grand old Master of Suspense, it wasn't a normal press conference! The invited members of... [read more]

Can You Take a Joke?  Published 4/26/2015 in It's Only a Movie...

From the Los Angeles Times (02/Dec/1951): CAN YOU TAKE A JOKE? by Alfred HitchcockMOTION-PICTURE DIRECTOR DEAR MR. HITCHCOCK: Is it good manners to indulge in practical joking? ANSWER: There are some, I am well aware, who look upon... [read more]

The Bride Wore Black  Published 4/11/2015 in It's Only a Movie...

I guess it's fairly well known that François Truffaut's 1968 film The Bride Wore Black was part homage to Hitchcock. It also marked the second time that Truffaut hired Bernard Herrmann to score one of his films — the first time being... [read more]

"Alfred Hitchcock" by Peter Ackroyd  Published 4/1/2015 in It's Only a Movie...

I was very fortunate to receive a pre-publication copy of Alfred Hitchcock, the new biography by Peter Ackroyd, which is released in the UK tomorrow. As noted on Wikipedia, Ackroyd is a noted "biographer, novelist, and critic with a... [read more]

"Hitchcock Lost and Found" and more...  Published 3/12/2015 in It's Only a Movie...

Without a shadow of a doubt, Hitchcock is one of the most studied and written about directors of all time. At the time of writing, the Wiki lists 2,372 academic journal articles and over 200 books. From pop-up books through to an entire book... [read more]

The Strange Case of Eliot Stannard  Published 3/8/2015 in It's Only a Movie...

70 years after his death, Eliot Stannard remains an enigma. No-one knows how many films he wrote scenarios or screenplays for — the Internet Movie Database currently lists 168 writing credits, other sources state around 80, whilst... [read more]

The Birds is Coming?  Published 1/16/2015 in It's Only a Movie...

Here's a little curio which appeared in the San Antonio Light newspaper on 26th April 1945, nearly 20 years before Hitchcock made The Birds (1963). In an article titled "Peace Plans Pour Into Conference", the newspaper apparently asked Hitchcock... [read more]

Movieland's Spy Master  Published 1/14/2015 in It's Only a Movie...

I can't recall ever seeing this article reproduced before, so I thought I'd share it with you :) "Movieland's Spy Master" appeared in the Montana Standard (08/Nov/1942) and looks to have originally been published in Every Week Magazine. The LIFE... [read more]

Rest in Peace: 2014  Published 12/31/2014 in It's Only a Movie...

It's one of the sad facts that the pool of talented people who worked with Hitchcock dwindles each year and I'd just to take a moment to remember those who passed away during 2014: Mary Anderson (1918-2014) — played the role of Alice... [read more]

Merry Christmas!  Published 12/24/2014 in It's Only a Movie...

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Hitchy New... [read more]

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