A Stitch In Time: Picking at the Seams of To Catch a Thief’s Costume Design

A color image of John Robie, a white, dark-haired man standing next to Frances Stevens, a white, blonde woman on a lawn.

|Courtney Kowalke| Does anyone who enjoys classic Hollywood films get sick of talking about Edith Head? I’m sure those people exist, but I’m not one of them. I’m actually a bigger fan of Head’s work styling Kim Novak in Vertigo, but if you want to discuss Head and Hitchcock, To Catch aContinue reading

In the Empty Spaces: Rebecca Boils with Things Translucent, Unseen, or Gone Forever

Mrs. Danvers looms in stark silhouette behind a sheer curtain, framed by the lit windows in the background.

|Jake Rudegeair| Float down the overgrown drive, supernatural dreamer, until you come upon the “desolate shell” of Manderley. This classic haunted house holds up the deceits and revelations of Rebecca, Hitchcock’s Best Picture winner from 1940, based on the novel by… Continue reading

Mean Men & Wasted Women: The Audacious Excess of Hitchcock’s Notorious

Medium close-up of T.R. Devlin, played by Cary Grant, and Alicia Huberman, played by Ingrid Bergman leaning in for a kiss while Devlin takes a phone call.

|Chris Polley| “Every man that looks at you is a menace,” says runaway Nazi Alexander Sebastian (played by Claude Rains), the third wheel to and ultimate mark of the American power couple (played by Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman) at the center of Alfred Hitchcock’s… Continue reading