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Alred Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980), who would have turned 113 today, is often known as the “Master of Suspense.” But we here at ArchDaily would like to tweak that moniker slightly, to the Master Architect of Suspense. Hitchcock, who actually worked as a set designer in the 1920s, not only maintained meticulous control over his film sets as a director (many of which were mounted in studio), but incorporated many architectural themes into the narratives themselves. More on Hitchcock’s use of Architecture, after the break… One author, Steven Jacobs, even wrote an entire book (The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock) about Hitchock’s use of architecture, in complement to camera movements, editing, and other cinematographic practices, to heighten the viewer’s sense of anxiety, fear, or empathy. The publisher’s review extrapolates: View more View full description
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