Legendary Alfred Hitchcock’s Birthday at The Yard.
Alfred Hitchcock: A local hero, for 121 years!
A lot of people don’t know that Sir Alfred Hitchcock was actually born very close to us, in Leytonstone to be precise. The now cult filmmaker saw the light above his parent’s shop on Leytonstone High Street on August 13th 1899, and lived around East London for most of his youth.
The unassuming youngest of three, Hitchcock went on to become one of the most revered filmmaker, director, editor, producer, screenwriter, actor and art director in the history of the movie industry. With a career spanning over 60 years, and classics such as “To Catch a Thief”, “The Birds”, “Psycho”, “Marnie” and many more! (over 50 released films!) under his belt..
We decided to honour him, showing 1958 “Vertigo” Monday to Wednesday next week at our Cinema at The Yard!
The “Hitchcockian” style includes the use of camera movement to mimic a person’s gaze, thereby turning viewers into voyeurs, and framing shots to maximise anxiety and fear. The film critic Robin Wood wrote that the meaning of a Hitchcock film “is there in the method, in the progression from shot to shot. A Hitchcock film is an organism, with the whole implied in every detail and every detail related to the whole.”
Shot between San Francisco and Paramount Studios in LA, and starring a young Kim Novac and James Stewart, “Vertigo” is based on book “D’entre les morts” and tells the story of a former police detective wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.
Screening times will be 8PM next Monday 10th until Wednesday 12th, at Studio 94, with our full sound system for that real cinema feel, right on your doorstep! You can book a spot HERE
We also have our special meal deal for the full cosy cinema experience, with any burger and chips, a beer or cocktail, and popcorn for £15! Would be rude not to, right? You can have a look at the menu beforehand.