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Old February 12th, 2008, 7:16 am
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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Movies

I just watched Rear Window and The Man Who Knew Too Much in my Media English class and we'll be watching Psycho and Vertigo! I really like Rear Window and "TMWKTM", I definitely recommend these!


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Old February 13th, 2008, 8:05 pm
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Your teacher makes you watch Hitchcock movies in English class?? Lucky you! He/she has a good taste. The best movie my teacher made us watch was The Lion King, and I was already getting tired of Disney films.

I watched "Dial M for Murder" a couple of weeks ago. I was so tired, but was unable to go to bed, so good it was. And Grace Kelly was so beautiful... I laughed as mad with the character of the policeman. It's great the way Hitchcock had to insert comical touches in the critical moment. OTher wise, the tension would be almost unbearable.


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Old February 14th, 2008, 1:41 am
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I have seen two Hitchcock films. I have seen Rear Window and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. I actually just learned today that Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a Hitchcock film. I was completely surprised to learn he had directed it because it is this wonderfully funny romantic comedy without even a moment of suspension. I really like Rear Window, but I saw it after I saw Disturbia so it was hard for me to look at it as a distinctly different film. I kept drawing parallels between the two. However, Jimmy Stewart is about a million times more likable than Shia LeBeouf in my opinion.


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I've seen a couple of Hitchcock movies. I've seen The Birds, Vertigo, and I think North by Northwest, and possibly another one, but I don't remember the title. Unfortunately I only remember bits and pieces of the plots - I saw them a long while ago. But it would be interesting to see some of them again. I'd also like to see Psycho, since that was the most famous one.


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Although Hitchcock's obsession with "the ice cool blonde" annoys me, because his casting is nearly as predictable as his cameo in each film, I do understand the significance of style in his films and how his films achieve their very original look.
His technical ability is unsurpassed by many and I agree he is a pioneer in his field of suspense & psychological thrillers.

My favorite films of his are:

Dial M for murder (mostly for content - I think its a great adaptation)

Psycho (Cinematography for this film is outstanding and Anthony Perkins's timing is impeccable throughout the whole film)

Rebecca (I like his interpretation, though I agree he could have been braver and kept the original ending)

Rope (not his best film - but very original technically and cleverly edited)

And my absolute favorite Suspicion, the subtle use of music in this film is the work of genius.


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Rebecca (I like his interpretation, though I agree he could have been braver and kept the original ending)
What was the original ending?


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What was the original ending?
By original ending I mean the ending in the book:

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Rebecca's death is a murder in the novel and an accident in the film. In the novel it is discovered that Maxim shot Rebecca, however in the film he contemplates killing her as she is jeering at him. She falls and hits her head and he panics and sends her body out to sea. Hitchcock changed it in order to comply with the Hollywood Production Code (the murder of a spouse had to be punished)


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As I said on the "your favorite director" thread, this is one director I've yet to see a single film from. I was looking through his resume on RT the other day and I was blown away by the impressive number of supposedly high quality films he helmed. I asked my dad if he'd seen any of them and found out that Hitchcock is his fav director of all time! So yeah, I am def gonna have to check some of these out.

Also, I notice he's considered "The Master of Suspense" and I've always been a fan of mystery/suspense (like Agatha Christie novels) so I imagine I'll enjoy a good deal of em. Just look at this, that is unbelievable- http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebr...red_hitchcock/

TEN titles with 100% approval...most directors don't even have one! Plus another 13 in the 90 percentile. And on IMDB, the following films are all in the Top 250! Psycho, North by Northwest, Vertigo, Rear Window, Dial M For Murder, Strangers on a Train, Rope, Notorious, Shadow of a Doubt, Rebecca, and The Lady Vanishes. Well, I can certainly see now why many consider him the greatest director of all time!

Of course, I'll have to see at least a couple to make that determination for myself I just hope my expectations aren't too high now


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If you want some advice, I'd begin by North by Northwest or Rear Window, which, apart of mystery, have a good dose of Hitchcock's quite special sense of humour.


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If you want some advice, I'd begin by North by Northwest or Rear Window, which, apart of mystery, have a good dose of Hitchcock's quite special sense of humour.
Funny, Rear Window was the subject of my film studies class today.


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My fav Hitchcock movies are Rebecca, North by Northwest, The Birds, Rear Window, Dial M for Murder & Shadow of a Doubt =)


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Dial M for Murder is quite good. North by Northwest is pretty good--parts of it are excellent and parts of it are annoying. I've seen Vertigo and it's very well done but can anyone explain to me why that film would be broadcast on Oxygen or Lifetime, the two "Television for Women" stations when all the women in that show are so horribly abused?

Strangers on a Train has a towering reputation and has a concept that has become a favorite trope of mystery writers and writers for television crime dramas, but I thought it was just okay.

To Catch a Thief was okay, I suppose but the pacing felt absolutely glacial. The 39 Steps felt unfinished, like 2/3 of a good movie with an unsatisfying ending. The Man Who Knew Too Much was great (and I don't particularly like Doris Day).


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The Lady Vanishes is a special treat that all should experience. I rather like The 39 Steps too. Notorious is one of his best. And I always enjoy North by Northwest, since Grant was given a role written perfectly for him. I only find some of To Catch a Thief enjoyable, parts are annoying. And Rear Window has its moments, but parts are also annoying. I don't think I like Grace Kelly all that much. Although I do like Dial M for Murder. I actually got to see it in 3-D, which was a hoot.

Shadow of a Doubt is quite good all the way throughout. Rebbecca is excellent, but not typical Hitchcock fare. Torn Curtain isn't all that great, but it has a fabulous struggle to the death scene, where the villain just won't die, despite being stabbed and gassed in an oven. Strangers on a Train is suspenseful, but I don't enjoy it all that much. Psycho, of course is a masterpiece. But I don't like The Birds all that much.


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But I don't like The Birds all that much.
I found it absolutely terrifying - possibly because birds are such commonplace animals.


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As into science fiction as I am, you'd think I'd be willing to suspend my disbelief for The Birds, but I never found it convincing. And they didn't have enough birdstuff on the ground either. All those birds and the ground should have been slick.


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I just have a really bad feeling "The Birds" will eventually be remade (ie: ruined) by Rob Zombie.


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I just have a really bad feeling "The Birds" will eventually be remade (ie: ruined) by Rob Zombie.
Ugh, isn't that a nauseating thought? Actually, a while back - as in a year/year and a half ago - I read that Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, The Mask of Zorro, Casino Royale) was going to direct a Birds remake, with Naomi Watts in Tippi Hedren's role. This was before he started on the Green Lantern movie. I still don't care for the idea; that idea was done probably done as well as it could be the first time.


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Almost as bad an idea as the Gus Van Sant shot for shot remake of Psycho with Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates and Anne Heche--ANNE HECHE in the Janet Leigh role. Probably from the same minds that had Anne Heche voice Lois Lane in a feature-length animated film. You know, I look at that '98 Psycho cast and there is talent there. Rita Wilson, James Remar, William H. Macy, Julianne Moore, Philip Baker Hall. All of those actors are pretty solid, but why was this remade?


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Beats me. It's a set up for failure. It would like remaking Gone with the Wind.


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