In the Director’s Chair with Alfred Hitchcock Results


Alfred Hitchcock’s fame has stemmed from his catalogue of classic thrillers and horrors that graced screens from the 40’s to 60’s. However, it was in the silent era that he cut his teeth on this craft, and it was a sincere pleasure to see his beginnings.

Sure, the films themselves weren’t stupendous. But as a film enthusiast, it was most intriguing to see how Hitchcock formed his style and what he brought to the silent genre as a whole. His direction has led to some solid performances and great cinematography (especially for that time), with stories that mostly contain romance though are not remiss in thrills, heartache, and sadness.

Watching these brought some sort of comfort to me as a budding filmmaker. Everyone has to start somewhere, and though the earlier works will have their rough edges, they are ultimately what teach us to become the artists we were meant to be.

1. “The Manxman” (1929)
Score: 80%= Juicy Popcorn

2. “The Ring” (1927)
Score: 70%= Burnt Popcorn

2. “Champagne”
Score: 70%= Burnt Popcorn

3. “The Farmer’s Wife” (1928)
Score: 67%= Burnt Popcorn

4. “The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog”
Score: 60%= Burnt Popcorn

4. “Easy Virtue” (1928)
Score: 60%= Burnt Popcorn

FINAL MARATHON SCORE: 68%= Burnt Popcorn

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