Tag Archives: Alfred Hitchcock

Robert Lebeck (1929 – 2014): «Alfred Hitchcock»

5 Jul

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Dem Fotografen Robert Lebeck wurde nachgesagt, bei einem Sechs-Wochen-Stern-Job die ersten fünf Wochen vor Ort in der Hängematte verbracht zu haben, um in der letzten Woche wie ein Berserker zu rackern und zu schuften. Am 14. Juni diesen Jahres war für ihn endgültig Feierabend. Das schreibt der stern, das Freddy Langer und das die FAZ.

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Fotografische Mathematik (4): Wurst x Birds = Alfred Hitchcock Oversized + Almost Weightless

30 Dec

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Endlich, endlich, endlich haben wir ein (fast) geeignetes fotografisches Mathematikbeispiel, das nach dem allgemeingültigen Regelwerk für Multiplikation, insbesondere unter philosophischen Gesichtspunkten, ganz gut funktioniert: Würste multipliziert mit Seevögeln ergeben einen in seinem Volumen zugenommenen Alfred Hitchcock, der jedoch faktisch gleichzeitig an reinem Körpergewicht eingebüßt hat, was sowohl durch die Präsenz der Würste als auch die der Seevögel paradox und kognitiv interagierend weiterführend abstrahiert dargestellt wird; ein Umstand, der dem britischen Starregisseur sichtlich zusagt. Typisch Full English Breakfast eben.

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Materialien zum erweiterten Diskurs:
Fotografische Mathematik (1)
Fotografische Mathematik (2)
Fotografische Mathematik (3)

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Alfred Hitchcock’s «The Birds» In Less Than Two Minutes

14 Aug

We are living in strange times. Office Suites, such als Microsoft’s «Office Suite» or Apache’s «OpenOffice», offer an interesting and quite funny possibility for their users to summarise or to abstract the content of a complete text, no matter how long it may be. Since then these features have been establishing a new way to pump-up the humourous volume of parties. From this point of view: not that bad at all.

On the other side, students at school or university find it more and more often very stressful and difficult to get to the real point of an individual content’s asset because of the use of such useless gadgets. Where will this all end? Homeless on the streets? In a Monastery? In an Abbey? Or as a Member of Parliament?

We have absolutely no idea, and even not which one was first: the shortening features as just described or Movie-A-Minute.

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Alfred Hitchcock: «Happiness»

28 Dec

«A clear horizon …

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TimelessClassicMovie: «The St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959)»

5 Dec

«The St. Louis Bank Robbery» (also called «The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery» in the opening credits) is a 1959 heist film shot in black and white. The noir film stars Steve McQueen as a college dropout hired to be the getaway driver in a bank robbery. The film is based on a 1953 bank robbery attempt of Southwest Bank in St. Louis. The film was shot on location in St. Louis and some of the men and woman from the St. Louis Police Department, as well as local residents and bank employees, play the same parts they did in the actual robbery attempt.

TimelessClassicMovie is a YouTubeChannel featuring a lot of classical movies in full length! We have absolutely no idea if this is a legal operation by the copyrightholders but it’s strictly awesome. You will find some early works by Alfred Hitchcock or the legendary film The Chase (1946) by Arthur Ripley. But these are just two examples. May this channel stay forever.

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Alfred Hitchcock: «Ten Beer For The Sawmill’s Men»

1 Sep

Magellan: «If you’re interested in the suspense MEISTER this lovingly assembled spot should be your FIRST STOP on the web.».

via: The Red List

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Weltrekord: «UFO über Wiesbaden»

19 Jul

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UFOs haben, so viel wissen wir nach Jahrzehnte langer UFO-Forschung, viele Gesichter. Diese, von unserem Redaktionsfotografen kurz nach dem Verlassen einer Maison-du-Pain-Filiale am Dernschen Gelände gesichtete Flugscheibe, verfügt sogar über einige hunderte Antlitze gleichzeitig. Weltrekord. Keine Frage.

Außerdem ist das unbekannte Flugobjekt durch seine vielen Luftschlitze arm im Luftwiderstand und damit extrem kraftstoffsparend unterwegs, ein Umstand der sich gerade beim selbstlosen Waleretten aus der Luft bezahlt macht.

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Edward Quinn: «Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock»

13 Jul

Edward Quinn: «Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock»; 1954

We cannot precisely say that Alfred Hitchcock was pretty much amused when his gold donkey («Goldesel» – as we say in Germany), carrying this marvellous name Grace Kelly around the globe and on her v-card, married Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi, Count of Polignac and the Prince of Monaco in 1956, an event which automatically ended her career as one of the most hottest and wanted Hollywood divas with a blimp of an eye.

Nevertheless, this photograph, taken by Edward Quinn in the year 1954, displays the basis of their harmoniously and perfectly working cooperating system: Our Full English Gentleman is celebrating High Tea with the later Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco. At that present moment they both were working on To Catch a Thief in Cannes.

Edward Quinn’s website provides us with some information about himself: «Born 1920 in Ireland, lived and worked since 1950 as a photographer on the French Riviera. During the “Golden Fifties” this was the favored playground retreat for celebrities from the world of show biz, art and business. The Edward Quinn Archive contains more then 100’000 photos from the 1950s up to the 1970s. It’s very likely that every famous person who visited the French Riviera at the time was photographed by Quinn. The most important part of the archive consists of about 10’000 photos of Picasso.»

We like to strongly recommend his two books: «Riviera Cocktail» and «Stars And Cars Of The ’50s».

At the very present moment the Hamburg based gallery Photography Monika Mohr Galerie shows «Edward Quinn: Pablo Picasso» from June 5th until October 9th 2012.

Website: Edward Quinn
via: Awesome People Hanging Out Together.

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Alfred Hitchcock und die Winterzeit

30 Oct

Alfred Hitchcock nimmt von seinem Zeitenstapel eine Stunde weg und bekennt sich so zur schöpferischen und wohltuenden Kraft der Winterzeit.

Als Alfred Hitchcock erfuhr, daß er seine Filme zukünftig eine Stunde früher fertigzustellen habe, verzog sich seine Miene finster und steinern, was der sich in seiner ständigen Begleitung befindenden Standuhr nicht unverborgen blieb und sie sich loyalerweise deshalb dazu entschloß, ein ebenso versteinert wirkenden Gesichtsausdruck aufzulegen, was im Endeffekt dazu führte, daß die Zeit unverändert blieb. Man kann also im privaten Bereich einiges gegen staatlich verordneten Irrsinn erfolgreich unternehmen.

Unsere lieben Meerschweinchenreportleserinnen und -leser! Was nach Lektüre der beiden vorstehenden Bildunterschriften wie ein heftiger Widerspruch wirken mag, ist jedoch keiner. Wir sollten einmal gemeinsam darüber nachdenken.

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Alfred Hitchcock: «Digesting Birds On A Daily Bases Makes People Tired And Depressed»

7 Sep

Original Caption: 2/16/1965-New York, NY-Alfred Hitchcock won’t reveal the subject of his next movie, but he’s obviously bored with the former friends who starred in his scare-film The Birds. The maestro of mayhem was caught in the ho hum mood when he dropped in at the Rizzoli Bookstore on New York’s Fifth Avenue, to check on the latest Ghoulology.

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The Living Fridge (2)

15 Apr

Photo by Philippe Halsman

Alfred Hitchcock’s wife, Alma Reville, poses lovingly with a refrigerated prop head of her dear husband.

Ok, we already had that poem on Meerschweinchenreport. But be honest: Wouldn’t it be a tremedous miss and loss not to use this unique opportunity repeating it? Any time more appropriate than right now?

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I thought I was sleeping under Brooklyn Bridge
When I woke up in my five star fridge.
I smelled so smoothly like ham ‘n eggs
With Snoopy peanut butter melted on my legs.
Cool Coke was running over my lips,
A trout was dangling between my hips.
In this position I felt so fine,
The trout was turning milk into wine.
I drank the stuff – spirit with function –
Deeply impressing my extreme unction.
I touched my body and I touched my shape,
I got no idea babe how to escape.

Open the door, open my mind”
I was begging, gonna being nearly blind.
To be is like kitsch – oh what a mind file:
The living fridge – My new lifestyle!

The case is open, I’m still alive
The door was closed by my jealous wife.
It’s dark in here and also narrow,
Revenge is stronger than armor’s arrow.
My fridge is my castle and my castle in my home:
So welcome to the pleasure dome.
First I was shocked when I got locked
but the highest, highest kick is living unplugged.

Open the door, open my mind”
I was begging, gonna being nearly blind.
To be is like kitsch – oh what a mind file:
The living fridge – My new lifestyle!

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via: Cakehead Loves Evil

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Alfred Hitchcock Takes A Free Ride On Someone Elses Backseat

11 Mar

Photo by Lawrence Schiller

via: Community Livejournal

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I Tell You!

15 Dec

Take a day, or two off. Then, prepare yourself enough food so that you don’t have to leave bed by minor reason. Switch on your computer and visite this blog. Click yourself through every link that has been recommended in this article. Do not forget to pay the following connection your complete attention as well: »The Murder that Changed the Movies. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, shot in four weeks for $800,000, released 50 years ago.« Understand? When finished fall asleep! Then, go to Harvard University and study whatever you want. They were waiting for you. Literally!

Lion: Sure?

Hitchcock: Well, sort of.

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