The path to Citizenship

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Re: Alfred Hitchcock: natrualized citizen of the U.S.

I guess Miki never took the plunge and has yet to try to become a U.S. Citizen.
Well at least he is still eligible to be president, based on precedent.

On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 9:15 AM, 
Miki's life draws heavily on fantasy (he's a legend in his own mind), and he too is known for his droll humour!

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 189929 April 1980) was a highly influential director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. He directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades, from the silent film era, through the invention of talkies, to the colour era. Hitchcock was among the most consistently successful and publicly recognizable directors in the world during his lifetime, and remains one of the best known and most popular directors of all time, famous for his expert and largely unrivaled control of pace and suspense throughout his movies.

He was born in the United Kingdom, where he began his directing career before working primarily in the United States from 1939 on, applying for citizenship in 1956. The "Master of Suspense", as he was commonly known, and his family lived in a mountaintop estate high above Scotts Valley, California from 1940 to 1972. He died of a heart attack in 1980.

Hitchcock's films draw heavily on both fear and fantasy, and are known for their droll humour. They often portray innocent people caught up in circumstances beyond their control or understanding. This often involves a transference of guilt in which the "innocent" character's failings are transferred to another character, and magnified. Another common theme is the basic incompatibility of men and women; Hitchcock's films often take a cynical view of traditional romance.
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