Alfred Hitchcock – The Master of Suspense Receives a Dubai Star15 Jan 2020
Alfred Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, England in 1899, the youngest of three siblings. During interviews, Hitchcock revealed that much of his work is thematically tied to personal experiences he had as a child and that he came to be fascinated with crime and suspenseful storylines from a young age. In 1919, Hitchcock began writing short stories for the publication he worked for, The Henley Telegraph, which accumulated much praise. A few years later, he was able to work as a screenwriter for Hollywood motion picture company, Famous Players Lasky, after they opened a studio in London. This connection led him to his first successful works in 1927 and 1929, when he directed The Lodger and Blackmail, the latter of which made history as the first British talkie film ever. He continued to create cinematic masterpieces, such as Psycho, Vertigo and Rebecca which are still immensely popular today.