Sunday, May 13, 2012

Hitchcock - A Film Preservation, For The Love Of Film, Blogathon Post.

Hitchcock The World Over.

This year, the third National Film Preservation, For the Love of Film Blogathon, celebrates director Alfred Hitchcock. Film bloggers, over one hundred, are posting on everything and anything Hitch. It is the goal of this blogathon to help raise funds for the Foundation's restoration project,  The White Shadow (1924). The film was directed by Graham Cutts, but Hitchcock wrote, assistant-directed, and was involved on many aspects of the production. The goal is to raise $15,000 to stream this once-lost, now-found, three-reel fragment online, free to all, and to record the score by Michael Mortilla. Just click on Donate  and you will be taken to site where you can give whatever you can afford to this wonderful National Film Preservation project.

My small contribution features posters of a number of Hitchcock films. However, none of these posters were seen by U.S. audiences. Most are European, but there are also examples from South America, Japan, and Australia. 

Click on the images for a larger view.

Dial M For Murder - Belgium

Dial M For Murder - Italy

Dial M For Murder - France

Frenzy - Japan

I Confess - Belgium

Marnie - Germany

North by Northwest - Belgium

North by Northwest - Japan

North by Northwest - France

Notorious - France

Vertigo - Australia

The Paradine Case - Spain

Psycho - Germany

Rear Window - Belgium

Spellbound - Argentina

Stage Fright - Italy

The Wrong Man - Belgium

Torn Curtain - Belgium

Family Plot - Japan

Hitchcock Festival in Italy.
This poster was given to me by a friend who attended 
the festival and it has been hanging in our house since 1979.

To see and visit all the contributing bloggers, go here.
One more chance - Donate here.