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Favourite Alfred Hitchcock film?

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

  1. Beatlened

    Beatlened Forum Resident

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    North By Northwest
     
  2. alexpop

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

    AH films I’ve seen in the cinema.

    Rear Window
    Psycho
    Frenzy
    Family Plot
    Vertigo
     
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  3. Left Field

    Left Field Forum Resident

    The three Grace Kelly films.

    If I had to narrow it further then Rear Window.
     
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  4. alexpop

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

    Yes! The Cary Grant one is underrated.
     
  5. Michael

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

    fair enough...
     
  6. jbmcb

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    Rear Window. It's a masterpiece. Nearly every shot is perfect.
     
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  7. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery picture member

    VERTIGO . A haunting film.
     
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  8. Michael

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

    one of my wife's favorites!
     
  9. Michael

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

    yes and the casting was perfect as well...
     
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  10. tommy-thewho

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    Rear Window big fan of Grace Kelly.
     
  11. Used to like Thief a lot but it hasn’t aged quiet as well as the others IMHO. The dialog is still witty and terrific. Gotta love John Michael Hayes one of the best writers Hitch had in the 50’s
     
  12. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery picture member

    I'm sure I never saw VERTIGO in the theaters. In 1958 I would have been seven years old - pretty young for such a movie. If I encountered it at all back then, it would have been on network television, but I'm not sure it even ran on network TV. I know it was withheld for a long time, but don't recall the details or dates. So if I never saw it on network TV, then I must have finally caught up with it on an 80s/90s re-release on either VHS or LaserDisc. I instantly loved it and have tried to stay current on the various issues and restorations.

    Back in the mid-90s, I found a CD of the Bernard Herrmann score on a Mercury disc. The score for this movie is just incredible, probably one of Herrmann's best. Later on I picked up the Varese Sarabande issue of the soundtrack. It was expanded, but in some respects the old Mercury disc has it beat.
     
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  13. North by Northwest, I love this film. Asking me what my 2nd favorite Hitchcock film is would be a lot more difficult, there would be at least five contenders.
     
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  14. alexpop

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    Prototype James Bond film, Cary Grant looked the part.
     
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  15. alexpop

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    Seen a new print in the cinema in the mid nighties. Looked stunning on the big screen.
     
  16. alexpop

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    Pity Hitch didn’t want to use Bernard Herrmann again,Frenzy would have welcomed it.
     
  17. I saw RW, NBNW, V, Frenzy in theaters (along with Rope and Strangers) either in re-release or revival houses. I miss revival houses. “Psycho” also ina revival house but saw that first on TV (I think it was on Creature Features. Family Plot I saw in theaters. Oh I forgot to mention I saw Dial M For Murder in 3D in a revival house.
     
  18. Agreed. Heck, Herman’s score for Torn Curtain would have improved a flawed film. The score for “frenzy” is serviceable.
     
  19. Il Zio

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    Topaz. So rich.
     
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  20. fretter

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    The Birds: Love the cinematography, the dialogue, and the women characters. The story seems campy on purpose.
     
  21. alexpop

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    Vertigo score.. used in 2011, The Artist. Much to the chagrin of Kim Novak.
     

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