1-Word Hitchcock Titles

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  1. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Producer

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    Ever notice how Alfred Hitchcock seemed to be in love with short, one-word titles for many of his films?
    I guess he liked to keep the names "short & sweet", huh??
    Has anybody ever read anything about this "1-Word" phenomenon? Is it just a co-incidence? (I doubt it.)
    Which is your favorite? (Most are on DVD, and are excellent quality).........
    >> Psycho
    >> 'Vertigo'
    >> Spellbound
    >> Rebecca
    >> Notorious
    >> Suspicion
    >> Rope
    >> Frenzy
    >> Topaz
    >> Marnie
    >> Saboteur
    >> Murder
    >> Blackmail
    >> Sabotage
    >> Lifeboat
    Surely, no other filmmaker can boast of so many short titles!
    If you want to discount the word "The", then there's 2 more to add to the list.....
    >> Birds, (The)
    >> Lodger, (The)
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  2. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    Interesting list. It's headed for the Polls section, but still an interesting list.
    I doubt any filmmaker has helmed as many one-word titles, but you forgot Strangersonatrain and Rearwindow. [​IMG]
     
  3. David Von Pein

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    I love Hitchcock's funny, droll comments to the Natl. Press Club (while discussing his brand-new 1963 thriller).....
    "The title is quite short. Just two words. .... There were [to be] three. But we cut the first word, "For". And called it simply "The Birds". [​IMG]
     
  4. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Of the films listed, Vertigo is probably the best, but Frenzy is my favorite.
     

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