Today in History for September 26th
Highlights of this day in history: JFK and Nixon participate in TV's first presidential debate; Cuba ends Mariel boatlift; Composer George Gershwin, poet T.S. Eliot and tennis star Serena Williams are born; 'West Side Story' hits Broadway. (Sept. 26)news.yahoo.com
New this week: 'The Sea Beast,' early Elton John, 'Maggie'
This week’s new entertainment releases include two lost albums from rock superstars Neil Young and Elton John, more than two dozen contestants of reality shows like “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race” and “Big Brother” facing off in the contest “The Challenge: USA,” and Netflix’s “The Sea Beast” brings a “Moby Dick”-like tale down to kid size.
7 tricks horror movies use to scare you
The most effective horror movies play on viewers' senses. From Alfred Hitchcock to M. Night Shyamalan, horror-film makers have always loved messing with our visual and auditory perception, using camera trickery, calculated shot composition, and immersive sound design to instill fear in their audiences. In this episode of "Movies Insider," we give a breakdown of some of their go-to techniques and explain what makes these classic horror devices so effective at crafting fear. Find out why the dark voyeur perspective is such a staple of slasher flicks. See how horror directors use negative space to make shots feel "off" and how their use of shallow focus creates discomfort in audiences. Plus, learn about the special range of low-frequency sounds in horror-movie soundtracks, which are basically programmed to put our bodies on edge. Here's how movies trick you into being scared.news.yahoo.com
Pat Hitchcock, daughter of famed director Alfred Hitchcock, dead at 93
Pat Hitchcock Pat Hitchcock, the only child of legendary British film director Alfred Hitchcock, appeared in several of her father's movies. (Stefan Rousseau - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)Pat Hitchcock, the only child of legendary British film director Alfred Hitchcock, died Monday, her daughter said. “I wish he had believed in nepotism,” Pat Hitchcock told The Washington Post in a 1984 interview. Pat Hitchcock was the daughter of Alfred Hitchcock and screenwriter-film editor Alma Reville, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She also wrote for her father’s “Mystery Magazine.”Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 155 Pat Hitchcock Pat Hitchcock, the only child of legendary British film director Alfred Hitchcock, appeared in several of her father's movies.wftv.com
Pat Hitchcock, daughter of Alfred Hitchcock, dead at 93
Pat Hitchcock Obit FILE - Pat Hitchcock poses for a photo on Oct. 29, 1997, in Los Angeles. Pat Hitchcock, who made a memorable appearance in her father's "Strangers on a Train" was 93. Hitchcock died Monday in her sleep at home in Thousand Oaks, California, her daughter Tere Carrubba said Wednesday. He has placed his hands on her neck, when he looks up and sees Pat Hitchcock staring back in horror. She also co-authored a book on her mother, who died in 1982, “Alma Hitchcock: The Woman Behind the Man.” (Alfred Hitchcock died in 1980).wftv.com
Norman Lloyd, ‘Saboteur,’ ‘St. Elsewhere’ actor, dead at 106
Norman Lloyd dies Norman Lloyd had a long and versatile career as an actor, director and producer. (David Livingston/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES — Norman Lloyd, a versatile actor who played the title role in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Saboteur” and later starred on television on “St. We're saddened to hear about the passing of legendary actor, director and producer Norman Lloyd. On television, Lloyd was best known for his role as the kindly Dr. Daniel Auschlander on NBC’s “St. Norman Lloyd (1914-2021), pictured with Alfred Hitchcock on the set of Saboteur.wftv.com
'Saboteur,' ‘St. Elsewhere’ star Norman Lloyd dies at 106
Obit Norman Lloyd FILE - Norman Lloyd poses before a 50th anniversary screening of the film "The Sound of Music" at the opening night gala of the TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. Manager Marion Rosenberg said the actor died Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) (Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Norman Lloyd, whose role as kindly Dr. Daniel Auschlander on TV’s “St. TV viewers knew him best as the memorable calm center of St. Eligius hospital on the 1982-99 NBC drama series “St. When the famed director sought to hire Lloyd as associate producer on his series “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” but was told “There is a problem with Norman Lloyd,” Hitchcock didn’t back down, Lloyd recalled.wftv.com
The Master of Suspense
Alfred Hitchcock proved time and again that he was the master of suspense. From suspense to romance to comedy, the themes varied, but the movies all began the same way: with Hitchcock's meticulous preparation. For Professor Sullivan, Hitchcock is both an obsession and a profession. He says Hitchcock was a master at tapping into the psychology of his characters. "Do you think Hitchcock had a weakness for blondes?"cbsnews.com
From 2008: The artistry of Alfred Hitchcock
From 2008: The artistry of Alfred Hitchcock He was the “Master of Suspense” whose legendary films, including “Notorious,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo” and “Psycho,” rewrote the rules of cinema. In a report that originally aired on “CBS Sunday Morning” November 2, 2008, correspondent Seth Doane looks back on the life and career of director Alfred Hitchcock, and talks with stars Eva Marie Saint (“North by Northwest”) and Tippi Hedren (“The Birds,” “Marnie”), horror director John Carpenter, and film professor Jack Sullivan about Hitchcock’s innovative talents and unique legacy.cbsnews.com
New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & 'Bad Hair'
(Columbia Records via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Edgier than the (also great) Gwyneth Paltrow version, Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the role of the matchmaker extraordinaire this time. — Billie Eilish was on the road for just three days before she had to cancel her worldwide tour due to the coronavirus pandemic in March. But thankfully on Saturday the Grammy-winning star will host her first global livestream concert. “Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event” uses music, comedy, short documentaries and celebrity appearances to explore the Latino experience.
Rhonda Fleming, film star of ‘40s and ‘50s, dies at 97
FILE - In this Sept. 28, 1981 file photo, Actress Rhonda Fleming poses for a photo in Hollywood, Calif. Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. She was 97. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)
Rhonda Fleming, film star of ‘40s and ‘50s, dies at 97
FILE - In this March 1, 1955 file photo, Actress Rhonda Fleming reads in her penthouse apartment in Rome. Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Fleming’s assistant Carla Sapon told The New York Times that Fleming died Wednesday in Santa Monica, California. Legend or not, at 19 Louis was awarded a six-month contract at the studio of David O. Selznick and a new name: Rhonda Fleming. A couple of years after Mann died, Fleming married for a sixth time, to Derol W. Carlson, who died in 2017.
Protests continue into second day in Tehran after Iran admits it mistakenly shot down plane
New Library of Congress ambassador namedAuthor Jason Reynolds was named the Library of Congress newest national ambassador for young peoples literature on CBS This Morning. The two-year position aims to raise the nations appreciation of youth literature, as it relates to literacy, education and the development and betterment of lives. Reynolds is a best-selling and award-winning author and poet whose work includes Patina and As Brave As You. He and the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, join CBS This Morning.cbsnews.com
At least 12 dead as dangerous weather targets more than 30 million Americans
Queen says she supports Harry and MeghanAfter an unprecedented meeting, Queen Elizabeth II said in a statement her family is "supportive" of Prince Harry and wife Meghan's plans to split their time between the U.K. and Canada. But she also said she would have "preferred" a different decision. Charlie D'Agata reports.cbsnews.com
Essential movies of the '30s and '40s
OK, and let's not forget "Young Mr. Lincoln," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and the first of Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes movies. Some of those movies made this list -- how could they not? "The Grand Illusion" (1937)Set during World War I, this great French drama from director Jean Renoir explores the futility of war and class distinctions through French officers captured by German forces. "Casablanca "(1942)Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will always have Paris, and film fans will always have this stirring tale of an American finally choosing duty over love in the midst of World War II. "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946)The definitive movie about soldiers returning home from war, filled with touching moments.