In memory of the most famous director in cinema history on his 120th birth anniversary
The 13th of August was the 120th birth anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock, perhaps the most famous director in the history of cinema. He is also the only hugely commercially successful filmmaker whose films have regularly featured in critics’ lists of the greatest films ever made. In fact, in Sight And Sound magazine’s last decennial list (compiled every decade) of the 50 greatest films of all time, published in 2012, and considered to be the most authoritative list of all, Hitchcock’s Vertigo was rated No. 1 (and Psycho No. 35).