Because I'm as corny as all hell, I decided that from, this point forward, I will be doing a series of posts related to the upcoming HALLOWEEN holiday. !!! I'm so original, right? shut up.
Anyway, I'm not a big horror film buff. nope. never. they bother me way too much and I tend to dwell on them an unhealthy amount. I shit my pants rather easily.
but there's one person I've been able to appreciate enough and that's Alfred Hitchcock. I know that's a cliche, but I enjoy his work. it's hard to pick a favorite though.
"Notorious" (1946) = CARY GRANT AND INGRID BERGMAN. 'nuff said. gorgeous film; classic noir!
"Psycho" (1961)= one of my favorite movies of all time, believe it or not. just the way the story is told and the unsettling creepiness of Anthony Perkins. I think it was very ahead of its time, in a way. love, love, love this. not as terrifying as it was the first time around I saw it, but I still manage to enjoy every viewing. and for God's sake! do NOT see the remake. or the sequels. bleh.
"Vertigo" (1958)= Jimmy Stewart (awesome!) and two Kim Novaks?...wonderfully shot, wonderfully told, haunting and mesmerizing. oh it's hard not to pop a boner for this, you know.
I've seen a few other ones ("The Birds" was kind of ridiculous to me! and "Rear Window" as much as I WORSHIP Grace Kelly was just...blah! no good to me) but I still have yet to see a lot of the ones I want to (i.e. "STRANGERS ON A TRAIN," "Rope," "Dial M For Murder"). ah well.
what are your favorite Hitchcocks?
- The Useless HAUNTED Critic
p.s. there's an awesome "That '70s Show" parody of the best Hitchcock scenes...think "North By Northwest"....here's one of them.
my fav hitchcock that I've seen so far is def Psycho. I saw it on halloween back in HS, and it was the first movie that truly scared me. Hitchcock still does it the best!!!ReplyDelete
have you read The Birds (Daphne DuMaurier)? coz for some reason, it scared the living shit out of me. and then so did the movie.ReplyDelete
strangers on a train is the weirdest thing I have ever seen. Jamisen brought it over one night and made we watch it. I was intrigued until about 3/4 of the way through. Then I started youtubing Rilo Kiley.
north by northwest is superb. eva marie st. is balls-to-the-walls sensual. good, abrupt ending, too. doesn't usually work, you know. but it does for this film.
you forgot about THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH! CHE SERA, SERA! IT'S A PLACE, NOT A PERSON! BERNARD HERRMANN!
I watch a lot of TCM with my dad.
No Rear Window for you, eh? It does something very few others films could ever pull off (although Hitchcock's Rope also comes to mind... and 12 Angry Men) - have an entire movie take place in one room and make it captivating. Maybe it is just my man crush on James Stewart, but I think Rear Window is probably my favorite Hitchcock. Rebecca, North by Northwest, and Vertigo would round up the rest of my favorites.ReplyDelete
VALID POINTS EVERYBODYReplyDelete
N- PROPS. yes, M. Night ain't got nothing on him
C- NO. I have avoided her but I have "Jamaica Inn." why? because it shared a title with a Tori Amos song. I so cool!
I HAVE YET TO SEE "NORTHWEST!" fauk
and I didn't forget about it, I'VE JUST NEVER SEEN IT
J- noooooope, but Rebecca! gotta to see it
Daphne DuMaurier stop haunting my blog