1940 Hitchcock

Rebecca (1940) + Extras  Video

Posted by rwdfox at April 1, 2018
Rebecca (1940) + Extras

Rebecca (1940) + Extras
BRRip 720p | 130mn | 988x720 | MKV AVC@2500Kbps 23.98fps | AC3@448Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 2.69 GiB
BRRip 1080p | 130mn | 1480x1080 | MKV AVC@3560Kbps 23.98fps | AC3@448Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 3.61 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance | Subtitles: None

A shy ladies' companion, staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer, meets the wealthy Maxim de Winter. She and Max fall in love, marry and return to Manderley, his large country estate in Cornwall.

78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at April 12, 2018
78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017)

78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017)
BDRip 720p | 1h 31mn | 1280x694 | MKV AVC@5500Kbps 23.98fps | DTS@1509Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 4.42 GiB
BDRip 1080p | 1h 31mn | 1920x1040 | MKV AVC@11.5 Mbps 23.98fps | DTS@3332/1509Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 9.38 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Documentary | Subtitles: English, Spanish (1080p)

An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), the "man behind the curtain", and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.

Johnny Dodds - 1928-1940 (1992)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 7, 2018
Johnny Dodds - 1928-1940 (1992)

Johnny Dodds - 1928-1940 (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 265 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: New Orleans Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 635)

By 1928 and '29 jazz was beginning to mature and recording technology was growing up along with it. Even taking into account his remarkable accomplishments on phonograph records from 1923 through early 1928, the exciting material gathered together on this disc represents - without question - some of the very best jazz ever recorded by New Orleans/Chicago clarinet archetype Johnny Dodds. On the first 11 selections, Natty Dominique blows one tough little cornet, and Bill Johnson's bull fiddle comes across more clearly and dramatically than ever before. Throughout the 1920s, many bands relied on the tuba to provide the bassline on their recordings…

Art Tatum - Solos (1940) [Reissue 1990] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 2, 2018
Art Tatum - Solos (1940) [Reissue 1990] (Repost)

Art Tatum - Solos (1940) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 115 MB | Covers (18 MB) included
Genre: Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Decca/MCA (MCAD-42327)

MCA's short-lived Decca CD-reissue program put out this gem, all of Tatum's piano solos from 1940, including two versions of the previously unknown "Sweet Emalina, My Gal." Some of the routines on these standards were a bit familiar by now (this "Tiger Rag" pales next to his 1933 version) but are no less exciting and still sound seemingly impossible to play.

Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946)  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 1, 2018
Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946)

Notorious (1946)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 992 x 720 | x264 @ 2096 Kbps | 1h 41mn | 1,60 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Film-Noir, Romance | Director: Alfred Hitchcock

In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant) recruits Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman), the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.
Must We Kill the Thing We Love?: Emersonian Perfectionism and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Must We Kill the Thing We Love?: Emersonian Perfectionism and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock (Film and Culture Series) by William Rothman
English | March 25, 2014 | ISBN: 0231166028, 0231166036 | EPUB | 320 pages | 26 MB
Cole Porter - Let's Misbehave! A Cole Porter Collection 1927-1940 (2001)

Cole Porter - Let's Misbehave! A Cole Porter Collection 1927-1940 (2001)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Scans included | 00:58:03 | 138 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Pop, Oldies | Label: Naxos Nostalgia

This album of vintage recordings of Cole Porter songs mixes eight of Porter's own performances of his compositions with renditions that were hits when the songs were new. The basic selection criterion is revealed in the album's title; there is an emphasis placed here on Porter's more risqué and provocative numbers. Songs like "Let's Misbehave" (in a version by Irving Aaronson & His Commanders that was the equivalent of a Top Ten hit in 1928) and "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)" (even in this prim rendering by Rudy Vallée) leave nothing to the imagination, of course. "Love for Sale" (by Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians) is clearly about prostitution, "Miss Otis Regrets" (by Ethel Waters) is a tale of jealousy and murder, and "Find Me a Primitive Man" (by Lee Wiley) is about the attraction of animal lust.

BBC - Hitchcock's Shower Scene: 78/52 (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 11, 2018
BBC - Hitchcock's Shower Scene: 78/52 (2018)

BBC - Hitchcock's Shower Scene: 78/52 (2018)
HDTV | 1332x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2048 Kbps | 1 h 28 min | 1.35 GiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Alfred Hitchcock's shocking murder scene in Psycho changed the course of world cinema. It took a week to film, one quarter of the film's entire production schedule, and the scene required 78 set-ups and 52 cuts to achieve. Alexandre O Philippe's gripping documentary takes an unprecedented look at Hitchcock's infamous and iconic shower scene and its enduring legacy.

Hitchcock (2012)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at March 7, 2018
Hitchcock (2012)

Hitchcock (2012)
BRRip | 1h 38mn | 720x300 | AVI XviD@1237Kbps 23.98fps | MP3@192Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 1014.43 MiB
BDRip 1080p | 1h 38mn | 1920x800| MKV AVC@8028Kbps 23.98fps | DTS@1509Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 6.55 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Biography, Drama | Subtitles: English (BDRip)

In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers amid disquieting insinuations about it being time to retire.

Django Reinhardt - 1940-1941 (1995)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 21, 2018
Django Reinhardt - 1940-1941 (1995)

Django Reinhardt - 1940-1941 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 168 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Gypsy Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 852)

All of these sides but one (a pop vocal by Charles Trenet) were made in December 1940, just half a year into the Nazi occupation of Paris. People are still marveling over the fact that Django Reinhardt, a Gypsy who played music closely aligned with Jews and Afro-Americans, was not arrested and put to death by the invasive regime, for these collective jams were and are the antithesis of fascist ideology. It just so happens that this little slice of the chronology contains some of Reinhardt's most interesting material, wonderfully evolved from the earlier Hot Club de France, yet filled with premonitions of how jazz would come to sound ten or even 20 years later. Hubert Rostaing was an inventive clarinetist, sounding something like Marshall Royal, and is featured on most of these sides…