'Pretty Little Liars' season finale: The Hitchcock connection


I. Marlene King, one of the executive producers of "Pretty Little Liars," recently told Zap2it that the season finale would be very Hitchcockian. "The jeopardy that one of the Liars gets into at the end of the finale is sort of our big Hitchcock piece," says King."Hitchcock" is a reference to Oscar-nominated film director Alfred Hitchcock, known for his thrillers such as "Rear Window," "Strangers on a Train" and "To Catch a Thief." So what was the Hitchcock connection in the Season 1 finale?The finale was titled "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and the big climax with Spencer (Troian Bellisario) took place in none other than a bell tower, where luckily it was Ian and not Spencer who fell. It was an homage to one of Hitchcock's most famous films, "Vertigo," where Kim Novak's Madeleine Elster takes a header off a bell tower while Jimmy Stewart's Det. Ferguson stands by, unable to save her.King also...



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