Sir Alfred Hitchcock Born OTD in 1899

Sir #AlfredHitchock AKA The Master of #Suspense was known for employing a kind of psychological suspense in his films, producing a distinct viewer experience. He was born #OTD in 1899. His films are marked by a macabre sense of humour and a somewhat bleak view of the human condition.
 
Hitchcock attended the Jesuit school St. Ignatius College before going on to attend the University of London, taking art courses. He eventually obtained a job as a draftsman and advertising designer for the cable company Henley’s. It was while working at Henley’s that he began to write, submitting short articles for the in-house publication. From his very first piece, he employed themes of false accusations, conflicted emotions and twist endings with impressive skill.
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Hitchcock worked for a short time in engineering before entering the film industry in 1920. He left for Hollywood in 1939, where his first American film, Rebecca, won an Academy Award for best picture. Hitchcock created more than 50 films, including the classics Rear Window, The 39 Steps and Psycho.
 
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