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HITCHCOCK Setting & Symbolism

Helen G. Scott
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London

London - The birthplace of Alfred Hitchcock. In the late Victorian era when Hitchcock was born, it was very uncommon to be Catholic, which the Hitchcocks were. In order to receive the proper education, Hitchcock was sent to one of the city's Jesuit schools where he received a solid foundation for his undergraduate work at the School of Engineering and Navigation in London, which gave him a superb start as an electrical specialist.

At the time, during the silent film era, the majority of the work was done in Hollywood. When Hitchcock learned that the Famous Paramount-Lasky Players were going to open a studio in Islington, the young film buff took great interest. London had a definite impact on the film style of the day, however, Hitchcock always preferred American films for their avoidance of the understated style of British humor as well as their refined techniques...

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