(PRWEB) August 13, 2005
BMD-Certificates (http://www.BMD-Certificates.co.uk), a website which offers a specialized service to search for and supply copy certified and official U.K. birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates, celebrates the birthday of Alfred Hitchcock by making their birth certificate available as part of their services, which can be purchased by visiting http://www.bmd-certificates.co.uk/alfred_hitchcock.html
This birth certificate is one of a ongoing series commemorating some of the great people who have been born in the UK and gone on to world prominence in their field, and offers an unique glimpse into their life, and are the perfect item for collectors, fans, historians and researchers alike.
All certificates are full and official birth certificates acquired from the relevant General Register Office in the United Kingdom where the birth was originally registered.
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE, (13 August 1899 Â 29 April 1980) was a British film director closely associated with the thriller genre. Influenced by expressionism in Germany, he began directing in England and worked in the United States from 1939. With more than fifty feature films to his credit, in a career spanning six decades, he remains one of the best known and most popular directors of all time. His innovations and vision have influenced a great number of filmmakers, producers, and actors.
Hitchcock's films draw heavily on both fear and fantasy, and are known for their droll humour. They often portray innocent people caught up in circumstances beyond their control or understanding. This often involves a transference of guilt in which the "innocent" character's failings are transferred to another character and magnified. Another common theme is the exploration of the compatibility of men and women; Hitchcock's films often take a cynical view of traditional romantic relationships.
Although Hitchcock was an enormous star during his lifetime, he was not usually ranked highly by contemporary film critics. Rebecca was the only one of his films to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, although four others were nominated. He was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for lifetime achievement in 1967, but never personally received an Academy Award of Merit.
The French New Wave critics, especially Eric Rohmer, Claude Chabrol, and FranÃ§ois Truffaut, were among the first to promote his films as having artistic merit beyond entertainment. Hitchcock was one of the first directors to whom they applied their auteur theory, which stresses the artistic authority of the director (over the competing authorities of the screenwriter or producer) in the movie-making process. Indeed, through his fame, public persona, and degree of creative control, Hitchcock transformed the role of the director into that of a celebrity personality in its own right.
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