One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Resembling or characteristic of the style of the English film director Sir Alfred Hitchcock, especially through the use of tension and suspense.‘a Hitchcockian crime thriller’
- ‘That film was downright Hitchcockian in its dragging of an ordinary woman into extraordinary circumstances.’
- ‘I didn't expect what I heard a little later, either, and think I might have preferred the silence or even a Hitchcockian cacophony of birds.’
- ‘This film matched elegant Hitchcockian suspense with a playful appreciation of the way love can make fools and liars of us all.’
- ‘This sadistic Hitchcockian mystery is not without its flaws.’
- ‘The opening scenes look very Hitchcockian: the film has a quite brilliant moment of suspense as the wife's trusty dog realises there is something wrong and, barking frenziedly, jumps aboard the rowing boat.’
- ‘An almost Hitchcockian feel of implacable fate that filigrees the film must have given exhibitors second thoughts, and it's mostly known only to dedicated cinephiles.’
- ‘What they couldn't see, but we could, was that there were only two screws left out of six holding the thing together—very Hitchcockian.’
- ‘A black and white film, it forwent many of the traditional Hitchcockian devices of suspense.’
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