What's your favourite Hitchcock Film?

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  • What's your favourite Hitchcock Film?
  • philbert31
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    For me it has to be Rear Window, I never get tired of watching it! The modern day equivalent Disturbia isn’t bad either…

    So what’s yours?

    neninja
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    North By Northwest for me

    Premier Icon eviljoe
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    Vertigo

    Jimmy Stewart at his finest

    rene59
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    Rear Window for me as well. One of my all time favorite films.

    mrblobby
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    Not the best but my fave is the birds, first one I saw. Vertigo and NbNW are better films though.

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    The 39 Steps

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    Apart from the cinematography, I’ve never been as much of a fan of NbNW as many others.
    Rear Window is probably my fav, but they’re all so good!

    I have a soft spot for The Trouble with Harry.

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    Tough one.
    Rear Window and North By Northwest are brilliant.

    But Rope, Psycho, Notorius, The Birds & Spellbound are superb too.
    Too many, really.

    Rope is genius too.

    Of the older stuff, I like The Lady Vanishes, Shadow Of A Doubt, Rebecca and The 39 Steps.
    Saboteur is well worth a watch too.

    Just looking at the above I can see another dozen I’ve missed which are equally as good – Lifeboat for example.

    It’d be easier to list the crap ones!

    Sorry to go on a bit but I’m a bit of a fanatic when it comes to Hitchcock.

    Fond regards,
    Ambrose Chapel.

    Rear Window all day.

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    It’s Vertigo or North by Northwest for me, maybe Vertigo edging it. The 39 Steps is great too.

    Never got on with the Birds or Psycho for some reason.

    Reluctant
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    I love so many of them, he was a true great and a brilliant story teller. His films just suck you in from the start. The one I go back and watch most is Frenzy; love it! 🙂

    tiggs121
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    Rear Window – followed by North By North West.

    Quite liked Marnie too.

    Marmoset
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    North by Northwest for me, Cary Grant carries off his bewildered role with aplomb

    Shadow of a doubt is one of my faves. It’s one of his earlier Hollywood films but really good. Beautiful cinematography.

    footflaps
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    North by Northwest. James Mason’s accent wins it for me. Although every time I hear him, it reminds me of Eddie Izzard impersonating God….

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    It’s CG’s suit that’s the real star for me:
    Gets sponged down once, still looks new 🙂

    Have you noticed the kid putting his hands over his ears before the shooting in the cafe at Mount Rushmore?

    camo16
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    Another one for North by Northwest here.

    Since nobody’s said them yet, I’ll add honourable mentions for Torn Curtain and Family Plot.

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    +1 for “The Trouble with Harry”

    Not seen it in ages, never seems to be on these days.

    Premier Icon kd48
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    Then I went looking for it on Amazon and found it for 4.99.

    Result

    athgray
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    Rear Window or Rope. What I like about Hitchcock, is the attention to detail in showing us how dark events occur under the noses of people going about their everday business. As Jimmy Stewart watches the sinister murderer Raymond Burr, we get to see and hear city life going on beyond.
    Does anyone know of films out now in a similar style to Hitchcock?
    As much as I like his films, they can appear a little dated.

    CountZero
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    North By Northwest, I’ve never got tired of watching it. Terrific film.
    Oh, and 39 Steps, really enjoy the book, too.

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    athgray – Member
    As much as I like his films, they can appear a little dated.

    I like that – window on the past etc.

    And it’s not as though human nature has changed that much since the films were made.

    philbert31
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    They may be a little dated, but that is part of what makes them for me, Rear Window has a warmth to it despite the subject matter which you don’t seem to get in modern film.

    athgray
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    I know what you mean, and it is not a huge gripe. Acting styles change, better editing, etc. I have never found the portrayal of romance in Hollywood heyday all that convincing for example. His films are great though. Frenzy is another example showing terrible acts perpetrated in our midst which is quite chilling.

    Lifer
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    The Man Who Knew Too Much (Stewart/Day) and Torn Curtain for me.

    mefty
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    Strangers on a Train – A Hitchcock movie based on a Patricia Highsmith novel with a screenplay by Raymond Chandler – what more could one want?

    redstripe
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    has anyone said hitchcock invented the jockstrap? The master of suspense etc.
    old ones are the best

    IanMunro
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    That one with Will Smith in it.

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