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Favourite Alfred Hitchcock film?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    If push comes to shove, what’s your favourite Alfred Hitchcock film?
  2. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Only one choice?

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  3. captouch

    captouch Forum Resident

    Bay Area, CA
    Rear Window
  4. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    That’s my most watchable AH film.
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  5. Tom Slick

    Tom Slick Forum Resident

    Venice, Italy
    My favourite is Dial M For Murder, even if I know that there are some Hitchcock's films that are objectively better. (However, they are no more than three or four).
    Objectively, I think that the best is Vertigo.
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  6. Vertigo, Rear Window, Notorious, North by Northwest, Psycho, Strangers on a Train, The Birds and Frenzy remain my top Hitch movies.
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  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Vertigo :righton:
    Got the 3D Dial M awhile back.
  8. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Vintage Dust

    Fort Worth TX
    Notorious for this guy.
  9. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    Some days, North by Northwest; some days, Strangers on a Train; some days, The 39 Steps; some days, Suspicion; some days, Psycho.
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  10. The Hud

    The Hud Will I ever get to 10,000 posts?

    Rear Window, by far.
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  11. Isaac K.

    Isaac K. Forum Resident

    I think it’s easier to say what my least favorite is (Topaz). I realize that there could be worse films in his early repertoire that are more or less lost/forgotten, but as far as his later post WWII films go, Topaz is just bad and overlong. Torn Curtain and Marnie are close.

    But to try to answer the question: Rear Window maybe?
  12. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    I watched The 39 Steps recently ( AH version, natch)... and the film still holds up.
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  13. TheNightfly1982

    TheNightfly1982 Forum Resident

    The Trouble With Harry. A masterpiece of understated black comedy with luscious cinematography and beautiful autumn scenery.
  14. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    Vertigo or North By Northwest, depending on mood.
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  15. uphoria6

    uphoria6 Senior Member

    Ont. Canada
    Always loved the usual touchstones but my favourite in recent years has been Shadow of a Doubt.
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  16. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    North By Northwest
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  17. I like all the usual suspects when it comes to Hitchcock movies but I never did cotton to 'Vertigo'.

    Anyway...my favourite of his and one of my favourite movies is 'Lifeboat ' .
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  18. Kyle B

    Kyle B Forum Resident

    Rear Window. Followed by North by Northwest.
  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    The Birds...BUT, there isn't any I do not enjoy...
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  20. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    Vertigo or Strangers On A Train
  21. It’s a fun film particularly the way Hitch opens up the film with the reach to the audience. I saw a 3D revival in the 80’s in theaters. A startling moment that felt organic AND broke the 4th wall in a way.
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    MAYBEIMAMAZED Don't think Twice it's alright

    Rear Window, Vertigo, To Catch a Theif, Birds, Psycho, North by Northwest, Rope, Dial M for Murder, SpellBound
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  23. SgtPepper1983

    SgtPepper1983 Forum Resident

    Berlin, Germany
    Soft spot for Rope, it being the first AH film I saw. And that one cut to Jimmy Stewart when he realizes what's been happening.....
    My favourite, though, must be Rear Window. A perfect movie. The moment when Thorwald sees Lisa signalling to Jeff that she's got the ring and Thorwald looks right at Jeff, right at the camera, and right at us is one of cinemas greatest moments for me. Spine tingling.
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  24. Armjim

    Armjim Music is indeed a gift from Heaven

    San Antonio, TX
    Rear Window is my favorite, but Vertigo, The Birds, Marnie, and Dial M for Murder are all marvelous and films I really enjoy. Just slightly below all of them I like The Man Who Knew Too Much.
  25. CraigBic

    CraigBic Forum Resident

    New Zealand
    My instinct is Rear Window but I don't think I've repeat viewed enough Hitchcock films to really know for sure.

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