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PostSubject: Hitchcock Films   Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:42 pm

I'm a Hitchcock nut, everything from The Lady Vanishes to Veritgo to Frenzy...brilliance in every era of his career.

Favorite films?
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchcock Films   Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:47 pm

Rear Window is actually still my favorite despite the fact that I also like 39 Steps, Man Who Knew Too Much, Strangers On A Train and others alot. The first one I saw still holds the highest place for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchcock Films   Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:18 pm

Vertigo a great movie and love the acting and chemistry between Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, playing a character that was darker and more complex then we are accustomed seeing Stewart play.
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchcock Films   Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:40 pm

manny wrote:
Vertigo a great movie and love the acting and chemistry between Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, playing a character that was darker and more complex then we are accustomed seeing Stewart play.

Ya know, that's a great point. Stewart's character is basically a loathsome individual (or at least devolves to that point as the movie progresses), however, you can't help but root for the guy. That takes a genius actor/director combination to pull off...and Hitchcock had a wonderful history of anti-heroes (Norman Bates for instance).

James Stewart is incredibly underrated, people are so used to the cliches surrounding Stewart, that many never notice what a fantastic actor he really was.

Vertigo is my favorite Hitchcock, it's the one that messes me the most psychologically...but that just increases it's worth in my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchcock Films   Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:42 am

Suspicion and Vertigo are my two favorites; I can't decide which one is better. Hitchcock's use of Cary Grant was sort of like a pre-post-modern methodology and is really Grant's best role (and Joan really did deserve that Academy). At the same time what Hitchcock did with Stewart, playing him against type. As for the other films, I have so many more I need to see, especially his prewar films. My other favorites would be Rope, Psycho (duh), Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much ('56), North by Northwest, To Catch a Thief, Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, Lifeboat, Notorious, The Lady Vanishes, Strangers on a Train, Dial M, Stage Fright, Spellbound, and The Birds (my least favorite but still so much fun). God I really need to rip out some Hitchcock; I really miss his shit.
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchcock Films   Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:01 pm

Check out "The Paradine Case", gets a lot of crap but I enjoy it, I'm a sucker for courtroom films.

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PostSubject: Re: Hitchcock Films   Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:38 am

K I'll make that my next. Courtroom dramas seem to have gone extinct these days.
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PostSubject: Re: Hitchcock Films   Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:17 pm

corplhicks wrote:
K I'll make that my next. Courtroom dramas seem to have gone extinct these days.

That's why I watch The Good Wife religiously, that takes care of my courtroom obsession...plus it's the best straight ahead drama on Broadcast television.


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