Hitch is hot. More than 30 years after his death and a half century since audiences screamed at The Birds and Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock--who was "unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands," according to Britain's Daily Telegraph--is enjoying renewed popularity.
The British Film Institute recently placed Vertigo at the top of its poll of the greatest films ever made, dislodging Citizen Kane for the first time in 50 years. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies will unleash The Birds to the big screen for the first time in 50 years.
And on Thursday, Aug. 16, one of Hitch's best, the voyeuristic thriller Rear Window, will be showcased by Boise Classic Movies at the Egyptian Theatre.
So far, BCM has let the public choose The Godfather and The Big Lebowski for its monthly screenings, which have proven extremely popular. Waiting in the wings, voters will soon be able to select from American Graffiti, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Jaws, The Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.