Talk:Alfred Hitchcock

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January 19, 2004 Refreshing brilliant prose Kept
December 1, 2004 Featured article review Demoted
October 17, 2010 Good article nominee Not listed
Current status: Former featured article

Nationality (redux)[edit]

@RichardHarris22 @RichardHarris22: Alfred and Alma Hitchcock were naturalized U.S. citizens. This cannot NOT be included in lede, text, and in categories; to do so is nonsensical. The following threads from prior conversations, which you told me to check out, support inclusion in lede ([1], [2], [3]) with an apparent consensus as "English-born American director". To quote from one, "Obviously, you simply include him in both categories. He was both an English director and an American director."

I am not going to edit war or violate 3RR but this must be addressed. It is a basic fact and cannot be ignored. Quis separabit? 13:57, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

There's a distinction between nationality and citizenship. Many people have multiple citizenships, Bobby Fischer for example, American and Icelandic, but he became widely known as an American, as Hitchcock did an Englishman which he also identified as being (as did P.G. Wodehouse). Prior to his knighthood the world's best known film critic Roger Ebert complained why Hitchcock hadn't yet been knighted like other British directors, and after being knighted his long time agent referred to him as Sir Alfred. Having become globally famous as an English director, and referred to himself as English, If someone tells me they are [insert any nationality here] who am I to tell them they are not? He's an English director who held multiple citizenships; like Fischer in his case; Wodehouse in his. DavidTimlin (talk) 16:00, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Final Cut[edit]

I think there should be included the video game inspired by Hitckcock called Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Final Cut, maybe in the books, radio section Johnnyboytoy (talk) 21:14, 28 February 2017 (UTC)


Treatment of women in life and in films[edit]

I'm not weighing in with a judgment, simply observing that it's surprising this article doesn't give at least a little more weight to the various controversies around this topic. It's not necessary to decide one way or the other, merely to note a little more prominently that the controversy continues though conclusive evidence is difficult to find outside Ms. Hedren's accusations. Again, all I'm suggesting is that the controversies be acknowledged a little more prominently. I think it's possible to do so fairly and without prejudice. I teach film and I would not be able to teach Hitchcock responsibly without at least mentioning the controversy, as a) it's notable and b) students will hear of it and interpret silence as intellectually irresponsible (and they'd be right to do so, in my view). Gcampbel (talk) 17:36, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

There's an extended discussion of the episode with Tippi Hedren in Tippi Hedren's own article. None of the director's other leading ladies reported any such behaviour. Critics have not paid enough attention to the plain nastiness of Psycho, the director's most influential film, but that's their fault and there's not much that Wikipedia, which is merely a precis of secondary sources, can do about it. Khamba Tendal (talk) 18:44, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Alfred Hitchcock/GA2. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Reylanno (talk · contribs) 12:37, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

  • I think an article is all right. Reylanno (talk) 12:38, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
  • @Reylanno: I'm ready to bring in any requests you have for the article when you have time to add your requests or comments here. ManKnowsInfinity (talk) 15:32, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Second opinion Yikes, I feel like this needs a new reviewer; the editor who initiated it has only had about 40 edits since s/he registered. Reylanno, it is an established practice that you do not review Good Articles until you have a few thousand edits under your belt. ManKnowsInfinity, I would suggest that you leave a note in the GA template requesting an experienced editor to have this reviewed. Many thanks, SLIGHTLYmad 06:17, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

  • Reboot and Restart review following comment from User:Slightly above. No further comments should be added here on GA2. ManKnowsInfinity (talk) 14:47, 30 August 2017 (UTC)