Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Apr 3, 2021.
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Don’t think the voyeurism aspect would be allowed today. De Palma sorta cloned that scene in Body Double in the eighties.
‘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.
We did get “Disturbia” in 2007 a remake of “Rear Window” of sorts and that’s not including Chris Reeve’s remake from 1998.
Psycho, followed by north by Northwest, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Birds, and Strangers on a Train
'Frenzy' is excellent and not mentioned much.
Love that potato truck scene.
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!
North By Northwest.
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.
Dead heat between Rear Window and Shadow of a Doubt.
Poor man’s beer compared with Rear Window, and the underrated Body Double.
Just one? Uh... Rear Winorth by Northwest.
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!
I used to think that too, then I saw Under Capricorn, ha!
Based on which one I've viewed the most it North by Northwest.
North By Northwest.
Honorable mention to To Catch A Thief, which I evidently like more than any of the previous posters.
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.
Thought I read something somewhere that “ rear window “ was the new favourite.
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.
I’ve got a RW poster framed. So I’m a big fan of that early 1950s AH film. Also got Psycho poster framed
The one I watch over and over again is Vertigo.
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