Alfred Hitchcock did not invent modern cinema, but for much of the past century he has defined it. Inarguably the most imitated motion picture artist of all time, a slew of spine-tingling hits including Rebecca, Rear Window, Vertigo and North by Northwest brought international acclaim to the London-born director, earning him the moniker “The Master of Suspense.”
While Hitchcock’s work certainly tended toward the thrilling, it was not as much his ability to keep audiences on the edge of their seats as it was to pull them out of their chairs that made him a legend—drawing moviegoers into his films and challenging the role of viewer as detached spectator. Widely hailed as his masterpiece, 1960’s Psycho took audiences into the recesses of a disturbed mind, making use of a fast-paced, adrenaline-inducing editing style and a succession of POV shots. With a perfectly measured combination of style and innovation and seamlessly blended bits of humor and romance throughout his work, Hitchcock’s films are a whole experience, usually playing upon a variety of human emotions.
Though he was considered a legend in his own time, making more than 65 films in a career that spanned over half a century, the only Academy Award Hitchcock ever won for directing was an honorary one given in 1976, when he made history once again by uttering the briefest speech in Oscar history: “Thank you.”
North by Northwest
Strangers on a Train
Shadow of a Doubt
The 39 Steps
The Lady Vanishes
Dial M for Murder
The Man Who Knew Too Much ('56)
The Man Who Knew Too Much ('34)
U guys suck for starting this so fast, or perhaps it's been up but seems rushed IMO... I woulda def been ready to roll with this draft cuz unlike comics, I'm a film geek
Not sure what you mean by rushed. You think the concept is raw or the draft started too quick? Because the OP was up for 31 hours before anyone actually signed up.
I'll put you down as a replacement if anyone misses two picks in a row. I don't want to go with more than 8 players, with 12 rounds it'll take way too long.
Also, for the players: Doing a good job with the pictures, but a brief accompanying summary would be great. Even if it's just a couple lines of your opinion or a copy and paste from wiki.
Fatal9, i've got you down as a judge. Gonna check through the "rate the last movie thread" and see who the movie-buffs around here are.
Kobe8's got about 45 mins. Then LittleMoney45 is up.
1st Round's gone different to how I expected. I expected Pacino and Hitchcock but not Day-Lewis and Hopkins (Who are both terrific actors, don't get me wrong), I guess drafting with your script in mind doesn't lend to just straight-up best talent available.
Last edited by sawyersauce : 09-20-2010 at 11:47 PM.
Boot kobe8 or this littlemoney guy for rocsteady or some other poster that is more active.
littlemoney hasn't even been given his 8 hours yet.
I'm going to make it a rule, once your pick expires (8 hours) your have 16 more hours to make your pending pick before you're booted.
That should ensure, everyone is checking this site and thread at least once every 24 hours.
Nogunz and rocsteady are the two replacements, in that order (that was the order they showed interest).