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IenjoyAcidPops November 23rd, 2007 11:15 pm

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Well, I've only seen three of Hitchcock's: Psycho, The Man Who Knew Too Much (the Jimmy Stewart version), and Notorious. I highly enjoyed each of them, but Psycho is definitely my favorite. I've got North by Northwest on my Netflix queue, though.

Anhelda November 30th, 2007 1:25 am

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Ooh, a Hitchcock thread--awesome!

Movies I've seen (that I can think of right now, which means there may be some I'm forgetting):
The Birds, Rebecca, Lifeboat, Suspicion, Notorious, North by Northwest, The Trouble with Harry, Vertigo, Dial M for Murder

Movie's I'd recommend: any and all--I've never seen a bad Hitchcock movie

Trivia--there's no musical score to The Birds--never any music playing in the background unless it can be seen as coming from something visible in the scene, eg. a radio, a record player, etc.

Trivia #2--In Suspicion, when Cary Grant brings milk up the stairs for Joan Fontaine, Hitchcock put a small lightbulb into the milk glass to make it glow, so that it would look more suspicious (since the audience wasn't sure if Cary had poisoned it.)

ScrewDelicacy December 15th, 2007 5:25 pm

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Well... my favorite Hitchcock movie has to be Rear Window.

What do you all think about the movie Disturbia? I actually thought it was a wonderful homage to Rear Window. But, I'd love to hear some of your opinions too!

sllagnire December 17th, 2007 2:15 am

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I have only seen one Alfred Hitchcock movie, and that was The Birds. I am honestly not a huge fan of horror type films, but I loved this one. I saw it quite a few years ago with my mom and remember that we loved the part where there was a guy who had had his eyes poked out and we rewound it and watched it and rewound it and watched it. I don't think I could count how many times we saw that scene. We thought it was so great.

MmeBergerac December 22nd, 2007 5:36 pm

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Perhaps you like this as a curiosity: it's a commercial of champagne brand, directed by Martin Scorsese and paying homage to Hitchcock. Just click on "Ver la película"

marek_black December 22nd, 2007 10:56 pm

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my favorite Hitchcock movie is Suspcion and Notorious they are wonderful I want to see more of those movies but they don't play them enough for me

GrangerHermione January 5th, 2008 2:40 am

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I have only seen one Alfred Hitchcock movie, not too long ago, actually. i don't remeber what it was called, though. It was about this guy in a wheelchair spying on his neighbors' houses. He figures out a mystery where someone murdered their wife . . . I don't remember all the details. The mystery was really interesting!

MmeBergerac January 5th, 2008 6:33 pm

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Originally Posted by GrangerHermione (Post 4890054)
I have only seen one Alfred Hitchcock movie, not too long ago, actually. i don't remeber what it was called, though. It was about this guy in a wheelchair spying on his neighbors' houses. He figures out a mystery where someone murdered their wife . . . I don't remember all the details. The mystery was really interesting!

That's Rear Window, one of the best of Hitchcock. If you liked it, you could try Vertigo; I'm sure you'll find it very thrilling, too.

ComicBookWorm January 12th, 2008 12:16 pm

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Originally Posted by marek_black (Post 4876366)
my favorite Hitchcock movie is Suspcion and Notorious they are wonderful I want to see more of those movies but they don't play them enough for me

Notorious is my favorite, too. Although I also love The Lady Vanishes and The 39 Steps. North by Northwest is another favorite. Suspicion was terrific. So was Strangers on a Train and Shadow of a Doubt.

The Lady Vanishes and The 39 Steps were both suspense movies that were also screwball comedies.

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Originally Posted by Anhelda (Post 4855067)
Movie's I'd recommend: any and all--I've never seen a bad Hitchcock movie

That's how I feel about it. In general, I think the Cary Grant Hitchcock movies were the best.

REMEMBERALL January 12th, 2008 3:00 pm

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Originally Posted by MmeBergerac (Post 4876134)
Perhaps you like this as a curiosity: it's a commercial of champagne brand, directed by Martin Scorsese and paying homage to Hitchcock. Just click on "Ver la película"


That was GREAT! thanks for sharing that, loooved the birds at the end :lol:

IenjoyAcidPops January 18th, 2008 8:42 pm

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I watched North by Northwest Tuesday night, and it certainly earns it's reputation. It's rare to find a film as versatile as this; Hitchcock moves the piece from high adventure to broad comedy to subtler humor to genuine tension with such panache. A great script. And a fine cast, with the best work from Cary Grant and James Mason I've seen. The only real weak link, in my opinion was that I didn't really feel much of a chemistry between Grant and Eva Marie Saint.

halfbreedlover January 24th, 2008 5:40 am

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I just saw ("just" meaning a few minutes ago) a great Hitchcock movie called Frenzy. It is definitely one of the most suspenseful movies I've seen.

ComicBookWorm January 24th, 2008 10:41 am

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Frenzy was one of his lesser known movies. But it certainly was suspenseful.

Headless_Nick January 27th, 2008 9:22 pm

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The only Hitchock movie I've seen was The Birds, which I thought was extremely lame. I still do. I mean, c'mon, it's a bunch of people acting like idiots and screaming every time they see a bird!

Edit: I did like the parakeets, though. They made me laugh.

ComicBookWorm January 27th, 2008 9:29 pm

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The Birds was kind of lame. Even the premise, which they never explained. If you want a treat try to catch his earlier movies. I think the most recent, really good, movies he made were Psycho and North by Northwest, which were both made in the 60s (Well North by Northwest was 1959). All his movies in the 30s, 40s, and 50s were treasures. Some of his less successful movies made in the 60s were good too, like Frenzy and Torn Curtain. Torn Curtain had an amazing scene with a memorable life and death struggle, but other parts were just ok.

I've think I've seen every Hitchcock ever made, including some silent movies made in the 20s. They are all amazing in one way or another and well-worth looking into.

ETA: Frenzy was 1972.

IenjoyAcidPops January 27th, 2008 10:01 pm

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Actually, Frenzy, his penultimate film, was released in 1972.

ComicBookWorm January 27th, 2008 10:43 pm

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Originally Posted by IenjoyAcidPops (Post 4912052)
Actually, Frenzy, his penultimate film, was released in 1972.

Yeah, I almost edited my entry to be more accurate, but my computer decided to freeze right then.

Kate Johnson January 31st, 2008 11:46 am

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Originally Posted by MmeBergerac (Post 4847745)
Someone (Hitchcock, or the producer, I don't remember) thought people wouldn't like the movie if the main character was actually a killer.

It wasn't that. It had to be changed so the film complied with the Hollywood Production Code (also known as the Hays Code).

And that's why I don't like Rebecca. I have read and studied the book (I wrote my A-Level English Literature coursework on it) and I love the book, I think it's fantastic. However, and much as I understand why they had to change it (I am a film student), by changing Rebecca's death so Maxim didn't kill her, you take away the motivation for the way Maxim behaves.

MmeBergerac January 31st, 2008 3:38 pm

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Kate Johnson:
You're right, changing Rebecca's death leaves Maxim as an illogical character. One thinks: well, if it was an accident, why couldn't he say the truth when it happened? Unless you begin to consider that, as he had wanted to kill her he felt guilty and somehow thought he had killed her in an indirect way (that thing called sin of thought) and so... But in that case, it would have needed a better explanation.

What really bothers me of that change is that the subtlety behind Rebecca's death gets almost completely lost. Because, if you think of it Maxim killed herin the book... but she provoked him on purpose. So, at the end, it was a very twisted way of suicide (ruining her husband's life, by the way).

But anyway, Rebecca is an excellent movie. If you haven't read the book, you may not notice that flaw...

Kate Johnson January 31st, 2008 4:03 pm

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I think Rebecca probably is a good film, but as a lover of the book I find it so hard to forgive them changing the circumstances of Rebecca's death, even if I understand why they had to change it. Can't have Hitchcock being perfect!


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