Alfred Hitchcock movies

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  1. A theater in my area has been doing two night re-releases of eight Hitchcock movies, one different one every weekend. It's got me re-watching a lot of his other films as well.

    So I just wanted to open up a general discussion on Hitchcock and related things... favorite of his movies, any particular things you like or dislike, whatever.
     
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  2. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I remember seeing North by Northwest for the first time when I was in 3rd grade.

    Vertigo is pretty awesome. Rear Window & Psycho, all classics. And I always liked Rope.
     
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  3. Rear Window is definitely my favorite of his (and 4th favorite movie overall)

    After that I'd go for North by Northwest, Rope, Vertigo (Jimmy Stewart fan) and Torn Curtain.
     
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  4. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    vertigo is my fave. great creepy performance by stewart. really excellent in every way.

    i enjoy lifeboat. tallulah bankhead! i really like psycho as well. also notorious.
     
  5. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Inactive

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    North By Northwest every time. Sheer iconic cinema from the first frame to the last.
     
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  6. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I am fan...have almost everything on DVD.

    Rear Window, Vertigo, North By Northwest, Notorious, Dial M for Murder, ....
     
  7. Lifeboat! Isn't that the one written by John Steinbeck?
     
  8. Old Al and I share a birthday. :)
     
  9. Yep.
     
  10. BassMom88

    BassMom88

    Oct 17, 2011
    Loved all of the above mentioned and also one of the later ones, "Frenzy".

    We got our daughter hooked on them too. There are quite a few on Netflix (Instant) and we've found a bunch just on cable as well.
    It's fun to play "Spot Hitchcock" as he makes a brief cameo in most, if not all, of his films.


    I enjoyed "Hitchcock" about the making of "Psycho" and "The Girl" (on HBO) about the making of "The Birds". Not sure how much truth there was to either, but they were entertaining.

    We're also checking out some of the Bette Davis films. "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" just arrived on Netflix DVD yesterday. She was in some pretty creepy films!
     
  11. Okay my favorite was Saboteur great movie must see if for no other reason than the climactic scene on the Statue of Liberty.
     
  12. North By Northwest is my personal favorite. Anything with Cary Grant in it! An incredibly handsome man, who had immense acting ability, whether comedy or drama. He even looked fabulous well into old age! They don't make movies like North By Northwest anymore, and they don't make stars like Cary Grant anymore either!
     
  13. ElectroVibe

    ElectroVibe

    Mar 2, 2013
    I love Vertigo the most. But I had to watch it a few times before I appreciated it.
     
  14. LastJaguar

    LastJaguar

    Oct 10, 2019
    Huge North By Northwest and To Catch a Thief fan. Small pleasure--looking for Alfred Hitchcock's cameo (Lifeboat was the best for that).
     
  15. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
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  16. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Hitchcock many times would attempt to shoot a whole can of film (8 minutes I think) without one camera cut.

    Today's films are nothing but camera cuts. Every second. Flash, flash, flash! Today's films suck!

    Although not my favorite Hitchcock film, his last movie, Family Plot is excellent. In fact, it's been so long ago, I need to see it again really soon.

    Family Plot - Wikipedia
     
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  17. Hummergeist

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    Jul 21, 2020
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    Frenzy and Rear Window are my most-watched Hitchcock movies.
     
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  18. Hummergeist

    Hummergeist Commercial User

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    The number of cuts don’t matter as such, but it’s when you notice them and it takes you out of the story. Any number of cuts works if it suits the material. I watched one the other night with just two people talking and there were so many edits...
     
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  19. PWRL

    PWRL

    Sep 15, 2006
    Rear Window and The Birds are great, but I like his really old stuff, too, like The Lady Vanishes. I had a box set of his old films once, and it had some of his old silent films in it, like The Manxman. It's basically a cheesy soap opera, but it's fun to watch, anyway.
     
  20. ElectroVibe

    ElectroVibe

    Mar 2, 2013
    It's one of those movies I can watch any time if it happens to be on. Then I can start over and watch it again.
     
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