Tag Archive: Alfred Hitchcock


Audi Of America Evokes “The Birds”

 

 

 

 

 

” The latest spot for Audi of America by Venables Bell is something close to pure genius, poking fun at the idea of aerial drones delivering Amazon packages as a contrast to Audi’s superior engineering technology. Film buffs will especially appreciate the witty sustained homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s movie The Birds, from dialogue and camerawork to a musical pastiche of longtime Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann. More ad industry coverage at http://www.adbrands.net

 

 

 

    While we admire the cleverness of this advert , as drone pilots we are also somewhat alarmed at the unnecessary fear that this video will undoubtedly sow among a portion of the unknowing public and thus bring increased scrutiny and regulation from the politicians and busybodies of the world . That being said , the ad , on it’s face is extremely well done and a bit of creative genius .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfred Hitchcock’s Unseen Holocaust Documentary To Be Screened

 

 

 

 

 

” The British Army Film Unit cameramen who shot the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945 used to joke about the reaction of Alfred Hitchcock to the horrific footage they filmed. When Hitchcock first saw the footage, the legendary British director was reportedly so traumatized that he stayed away from Pinewood Studios for a week.Hitchcock may have been the king of horror movies but he was utterly appalled by “the real thing”.

  In 1945, Hitchcock had been enlisted by his friend and patron Sidney Bernstein to help with a documentary on German wartime atrocities, based on the footage of the camps shot by British and Soviet film units. In the event, that documentary was never seen.

  Now, finally, the film is set to be seen in a version that Hitchcock, Bernstein and the other collaborators intended. The Imperial War Museum has painstakingly restored it using digital technology and has pieced together the extra material from the missing sixth reel. A new documentary, Night Will Fall, is also being made with André Singer, executive producer of The Act of Killing, as director and Stephen Frears as directorial advisor. Both the original film about the camps and the new documentary will be shown on British TV in early 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of the “liberation” of Europe. Before that, next year, they are due to be shown together at festivals and in cinemas.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Video 10.31.13

The Birds – Trapped in a Phone Booth

 

Happy Halloween !