FILE - This 1972 file photo shows British film director Alfred Hitchcock. Nearly 40 years after his death, Hitchcock remains a brand name in the thriller genre, not just among directors, but for crime writers who look to "Shadow of a Doubt," "Vertigo" and others works as models for narrative and mood. Although much of his work was adapted from novels and short fiction, Hitchcock is the only filmmaker to receive a "grand master" Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America.
FILE - This 1972 file photo shows British film director Alfred Hitchcock. Nearly 40 years after his death, Hitchcock remains a brand name in the thriller genre, not just among directors, but for crime writers who look to "Shadow of a Doubt," "Vertigo" and others works as models for narrative and mood. Although much of his work was adapted from novels and short fiction, Hitchcock is the only filmmaker to receive a "grand master" Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America. AP Photo, File)
FILE - This 1972 file photo shows British film director Alfred Hitchcock. Nearly 40 years after his death, Hitchcock remains a brand name in the thriller genre, not just among directors, but for crime writers who look to "Shadow of a Doubt," "Vertigo" and others works as models for narrative and mood. Although much of his work was adapted from novels and short fiction, Hitchcock is the only filmmaker to receive a "grand master" Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America. AP Photo, File)

Alfred Hitchcock remains an influence on crime writers

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