Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Plot vs. Story in Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious

Continuing our series on the difference between Plot and Story, this week we examine Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious. Hitchcock and screenwriter Ben Hecht crafted one of the director's most gripping spy thrillers around his most famous of MacGuffins—Uranium hidden in wine bottles—and yet it's the emotional story of the characters played by Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant that make this one of Hitchcock's very best films. There are spoilers in this video, proceed with caution!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hitchcock Halloween Contest

Writing with Hitchcock is proud to announce our first Hitchcock Halloween Contest!

Now is your chance to get into the spooky spirit of the season by dressing up as your favorite character from an Alfred Hitchcock movie—Norman Bates, Melanie Daniels, Richard Hannay, Mrs. Danvers? Or perhaps you'll dare to disguise yourself as the Master of Suspense himself? In any event the contest is very simple…

Between now and 12:00 AM Eastern, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, submit your photo to the Hitchcock Halloween Contest by posting it on the Writing with Hitchcock Facebook Wall.

At 12:00 PM Eastern, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, all submissions will be placed in an Album and judging will begin in the form of a poll on the page. The poll will be open until 12:00 PM, Sunday, November 7, 2010 when the winners will be announced.
  • FIRST PRIZE: Two Orchestra Seats to The 39 Steps at New World Stages in New York City
  • SECOND PRIZE: Psycho (50th Anniversary Edition) Blu-ray
  • THIRD PRIZE: North by Northwest (50th Anniversary Edition) DVD

For more info on The 39 Steps visit www.39Stepsny.com. For tickets visit Telecharge.com. 

CONTEST RULES: You must be a member of the Writing with Hitchcock page to submit a photo. It must be you in the photo. You may only vote in the poll one time. You must be a member of the Writing with Hitchcock page to vote. Yes, you can encourage all your friends to join the page and vote for you! 

CONTEST RESTRICTIONS: First Prize is valid for two orchestra seats to The 39 Steps at New World Stages in New York City on a select performance through December 30, 2010. Winner will have the option to choose from a variety of dates. Blackout dates apply. Second and Third Prizes are Region 1, US Release only.