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Subject: Alfred Hitchcock, Timothy Peake Gilbert, Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular, No Ordinary Family, High Treason (1951 film)
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Hitchcockian films are those made with the styles and themes similar to those of Alfred Hitchcock's films.


  • Characteristics 1
  • Films not directed by Hitchcock 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
    • Bibliography 4.1
  • External links 5


Elements considered Hitchcockian include:

Films not directed by Hitchcock

Some films or scenes considered Hitchockian include:

Year Film
1944 Gaslight[1]
1956 23 Paces to Baker Street[2]
1957 Witness for the Prosecution[3][4]
1960 Midnight Lace[5]
1963 Charade[6]
From Russia with Love[7]
1988 The Vanishing[8][9]
1992 Basic Instinct[10]
1995 12 Monkeys[11][12]
2002 Panic Room[13]
2010 Buried
2011 Unknown[14][15][16][17]
2013 Stoker
Side Effects[18][19][20]
The films of Brian De Palma[21]

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^
  5. ^ TCM
  6. ^ Decent Films Guide: Charade
  7. ^ . New York City: HarperCollins, 2004. Print.Alfred Hitchcock: A Light in Darkness and LightGilligan, Patrick.
  8. ^
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  10. ^ we're fighting back on Basic Instinct: "Basic Instinct owes a lot to Hitchcock's Vertigo, and the homage is so obvious as to be a bit embarrassing."
  11. ^ "…Hitchcockian…" — 12 Monkeys review from Time Out Film Guide
  12. ^ 'A time-travel thriller that dares to compare itself to Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo."… actually pays back its debt to Hitchcock…' —
  13. ^ Review: 'Panic Room' Screams Hitchcock
  14. ^ 'Unknown' review: Liam Neeson brings gravitas to pulpy Alfred Hithcock-style action thriller, Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, February 17, 2011
  15. ^ The great ‘Unknown’, Lou Lumenick, New York Post, February 18, 2011
  16. ^ reviewUnknown, Roger Ebert, February 16, 2011
  17. ^ Neeson wakes up 'Unknown', Steven Rea,The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 18, 2011
  18. ^
  19. ^
  20. ^
  21. ^,52964/


  • Michael Walker (2005), Hitchcock's motifs, Amsterdam University Press,  

External links

  • Entertainment Weekly's feature: What, exactly, makes a film "Hitchcockian?"
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