The man often cited as Britain’s greatest filmmaker would have turned the grand old age of 113 years old today, had he not passed away in 1980. He left behind a formidable body of work that stretched across several decades and several technical transitions. From the silent era through VistaVision, via early-sound, Technicolor and television, Hitchcock helped to define cinema in a number of guises and from a number of standpoints. That his Vertigo was just weeks ago declared the greatest film of all time by the British Film Institute only further serves as a great contemporary reminder of, in the words of the current BFI season, the “Genius Of Hitchcock”.

Our complete celebration of the work of Alfred Hitchcock can be found here, and is constantly developing.