Alfred Hitchcock Analysis.

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Major Project - Alfred Hitchcock Critical Analysis

Alfred Hitchcock was and still is considered one of the best horror directors of all time. He is considered the "Master of Suspense" for his very well written and directed horror films, which have left his mark clearly and firmly on the movie-making industry. With works such as Vertigo, Psycho, The Birds and Rear Window, Hitchcock told his stories through intelligent plots, witty dialogue and just the right amount of mystery and murder. All these factors coincide to revolutionise the filming industry, particularly the Horror/Thriller genre, spawning a whole new line of filmmakers mimicking his recipe for a great horror, making him a legend all over the world.

The fact that Alfred Hitchcock is the "Master of Suspense" is what makes his horror movies so great. It is the suspense that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats in anticipation, fear and excitement.

This sheer exposure and incorporation of suspense into all of his films makes them so deep and uncontrollably addictive. Not a single person who has ever experienced, the full entirety of his films, as it is not something one merely watches, one experiences it, can deny the great presence of suspense and the immense effect it has on the film, itself. Hitchcock manages to turn a simple horror/thriller into a film that is over whelmingly full of suspense and creates an aura and sense of complete suspension throughout the movie, of pleasurable excitement and anticipation that can not be simply let go and must be experienced in it's entirety. It is this amazing creation of suspense that creates the link between suspense and horror, which is why Hitchcock is not only the master of suspense but also the master of all thrillers. Which is why, suspense is...