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Not Quite Hitchcock

by Tom JF
Road Games (1981) – Kangaroo Hitchcock According to the allmovie guide, Alfred Hitchcock’s name, “evokes instant expectations on the part of audiences around the world: of a memorable night of movie-watching highlighted by at least two or three great chills (and a few more good ones), some striking black comedy, and an eccentric characterization or two in virtually every one of the director’s movies across a half-century – and usually laced with a comical cameo appearance by the director himself” These Hitchcockian tropes were not only loved by audiences, but by filmmakers too and over the years have been assimilated, borrowed, homaged,… Read more

Road Games (1981) – Kangaroo Hitchcock

According to the allmovie guide, Alfred Hitchcock’s name, “evokes instant expectations on the part of audiences around the world: of a memorable night of movie-watching highlighted by at least two or three great chills (and a few more good ones), some striking black comedy, and an eccentric characterization or two in virtually every one of the director’s movies across a half-century – and usually laced with a comical cameo appearance by the director himself”

These Hitchcockian tropes were not only loved by audiences, but by filmmakers too and over the years have been assimilated, borrowed, homaged, spoofed or just plain ripped off by a number of writers and directors . Here is a list of films made in the shadow of Hitch (and not all of them are directed by Brian De Palma).

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