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Favourite Alfred Hitchcock film?

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

  1. Veronica Mars

    Veronica Mars Forum Resident

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    This thread is useless without a poll.
     
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  2. alexpop

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

    Rear Window. :righton:
    Scotty Ferguson.
     
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  3. alexpop

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

    Don’t think the voyeurism aspect would be allowed today. De Palma sorta cloned that scene in Body Double in the eighties.
     
  4. ‘Rope” is a terrific film. Hitch does a great job making a stage play (like “Dial M”) tense and riveting as well as surprisingly cinematic.
     
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  5. We did get “Disturbia” in 2007 a remake of “Rear Window” of sorts and that’s not including Chris Reeve’s remake from 1998.
     
  6. jjhunsecker

    jjhunsecker Forum Resident

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    Psycho, followed by north by Northwest, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Birds, and Strangers on a Train
     
  7. 'Frenzy' is excellent and not mentioned much.
    Love that potato truck scene.
     
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  8. SgtPepper1983

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    Frenzy is great. Every time I watch it, though, I'm thinking: that's the same town at the same time as Kubrick's Clockwork Orange. Blows my mind somehow!
     
  9. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

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    North By Northwest.
     
  10. CusBlues

    CusBlues Fort Wayne’s Favorite Son

    I also like the scene where Thorwald is sitting in his living room in the dark and you see the fire ring every time he draws on his cigar. That scene loses a lot unless you are watching it in a theater.

    My favorite Hitchcock has always been Shadow of a Doubt.
     
  11. primitivesludge

    primitivesludge Well-Known Member

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    Dead heat between Rear Window and Shadow of a Doubt.
     
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  12. alexpop

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    Poor man’s beer compared with Rear Window, and the underrated Body Double.
     
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  13. Peace N. Love

    Peace N. Love Forum Resident

    Just one? Uh... Rear Winorth by Northwest.
     
  14. alexpop

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

    Rear Window :righton:
     
  15. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Diver Dan

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    Rear window if I can only pick one. It’s one I’ve used to turn my kids and some friends on to old movies too. But man there’s a whole lot of others I love too. Rebecca, 39 steps, foreign correspondent, saboteur, and especially notorious!
     
  16. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Diver Dan

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    I used to think that too, then I saw Under Capricorn, ha!
     
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  17. clayton

    clayton Senior Member

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    Based on which one I've viewed the most it North by Northwest.
     
  18. North By Northwest.

    Honorable mention to To Catch A Thief, which I evidently like more than any of the previous posters.
     
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  19. The Panda

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    Vertigo. So many levels and layers. Someone once accused me of being some sort of Hitch snob, saying that only people who are real super fans and collectors think Vertigo is tops........the reasoning appears to be that the general public always says Psycho, N x NW or Birds.

    And yea, Rear Window is close behind.
     
  20. AppleCorp3

    AppleCorp3 Forum Resident

    Notorious
     
  21. alexpop

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

    Thought I read something somewhere that “ rear window “ was the new favourite.
     
  22. Curveboy

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    Rebecca
     
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  23. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Diver Dan

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    Vertigo is definitely the hitch I’ve thought about the most, and changed opinions on the most. There’s a lot of layers in there. But rear window is just a lot of fun, really interesting set up, plus grace kelly looking incredible and Jimmy Stewart perfectly cast.
     
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  24. alexpop

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

    Rear Window?
    I’ve got a RW poster framed. So I’m a big fan of that early 1950s AH film. Also got Psycho poster framed :)
     
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  25. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Senior Member

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    The one I watch over and over again is Vertigo.
     

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