Alfred Joseph Hitchcock Bio Essay

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Olyvia Higginbotham
Mr. Kevin Ward
COMM 101-013
October 29, 2014
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was born on August 13, 1899 in Leytonstone, England. His parents are Emma Jane Hitchcock and William Hitchcock. Alfred had two older brothers and a sister. At the age of five, Alfred’s father William wanted to teach Alfred a lesson about what happened to people who did bad things, William sent Alfred to the police station with a letter. After the police read and looked the note, they locked Alfred into a cell for several minutes. As a result of this experience, Alfred Hitchcock was from then on out afraid of Police Officers. Hitchcock wasn’t a normal child growing up. He liked to draw and invent games on maps on his spare time. His parents enrolled him in to the St. Ignatius College boarding school to keep him out of trouble. From 1913 to 1915 Hitchcock learned draftsmanship at the London County Council of Engineering and Navigation in Poplar. Alfred received his first job as an estimator for W.T. Henley Telegraph Company after graduating from London Council of Engineering and Navigation. His hobbies included attending the Cinema, reading the cinema trade papers, and he also took drawing classes at London University. While taking the drawing classes Hitchcock began taking drawing lessons he started drawing and writing stories for the Henley. While looking in one of the Cinema trade papers in 1919, Hitchcock saw an ad that Hollywood company Famous Players-Lasky was building a studio in Islington. Excited about the new studio, Hitchcock went out and bought the book that they were basing the movie off on and started to draw mock title cards. Go to figure out that they decided to base the movie off of another book. After that he went out bought the other book and tried again. Hitchcock took the cards to the Islington Studio. They were impressed with his work and hired Hitchcock as their title-card designer. While working at Islington he started helping them out as screenwriter, assistant director, and set designer. Soon after that the director who was directing the comedy, Always Tell Your Wife (1923) feel ill, Hitchcock stepped up and finished the movie. He was then offered to opportunity to direct Number Thirteen, but with the lack of funds, the motion picture had to stop filming the movie. Hitchcock was one of the few people that were asked to stay on when Balcon-Saville-Freedman took over the Studio. He soon became the assistant director and screenwriter for the move Woman to Woman (1923). The movie was a box office success. After that Gainsborough Pictures took over the Studio and again Hitchcock was asked to stay. Hitchcock was the assistant director in 1924 for the movie The Blackguard (1925). Hitchcock got his directorial debut in 1925 for The Pleasure Garden (1926). During the time of this film Hitchcock and Alma Reville begin a budding romance. Hitchcock and Alma married on February 12. 1926. During this year Hitchcock directed a