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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:33 PM

I have just started to watch Vertigo (1958), I have never watched the whole movie before.

I have seen the beginning and the end but not the middle.

I did see The Rope, what a strange movie.

The Man That Saw to Much is interesting, now I know where the song came from.

Of course I have seen Rear Window about 1000 times.

Hitchcock could make a interesting movie.

Any more Hitchcock movies worth watching.

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Reply I have just started to watch Vertigo (1958), I have never watched the whole movie before. (Original post)
texanwitch Feb 2013 OP
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #1
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valerief Feb 2013 #5
PETRUS Feb 2013 #6
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texanwitch Feb 2013 #11
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texanwitch Feb 2013 #16
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frogmarch Feb 2013 #8
texanwitch Feb 2013 #13
texanwitch Feb 2013 #20
frogmarch Feb 2013 #34
texanwitch Feb 2013 #35
nuxvomica Feb 2013 #24
frogmarch Feb 2013 #31
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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:34 PM

1. North by Northwest

The Birds

Psycho?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:38 PM

2. I have seen the Birds and Psycho many times.

I don't think I have seen North by Northwest.


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Response to texanwitch (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:14 PM

42. Please watch it ASAP.

North by Northwest is one of Hitchcock's best.

Might want to give The Trouble with Harry a watch if you like black comedies.

Oh, you've already seen "Harry". Nevermind.

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:38 PM

3. I recommend "The Trouble With Harry."

Among my favorites and not yet mentioned on the thread.

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Response to PETRUS (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:40 PM

5. Ha! I was typing that just as you were!!!! nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:41 PM

6. It's in its own category, almost.



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Response to PETRUS (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:50 PM

7. Right. I'm surprised it's considered an inferior Hitchcock flick by some standards. nt

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Response to PETRUS (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:57 PM

11. The Trouble with Harry is the one with the dead body everyone is trying to hide.

That was a good one.

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:39 PM

4. North by Northwest is my favorite Hitchcock flick, but

I really, really enjoyed the quiet, dark humor of The Trouble With Harry.

Rear Window is a gem. The Man Who Knew Too Much is a lot of fun.

Hell, just spin a Hitchcock roulette wheel. You can't go wrong with any of them!

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Response to valerief (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:08 PM

16. North by Northwest, is that the one with plane scene on the road.

That is another one I have only seen parts of.

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Response to texanwitch (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:18 PM

18. Another Hitchcock "falsely accused innocent has to find the bad guys" picture

Lots of fun.

Trivia note: The woman who plays Cary Grant's mother was only two years older than he was.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:12 AM

38. Ha, reminds me of Angela Lansbury in The Manchurian Candidate. I think she was only a couple of year

older than Laurence Harvey.

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Response to texanwitch (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:13 AM

39. Yep, that's the one. Grant in the middle of nowhere with cornfields nearby.

Cropduster plane swoops him.

There's a literal cliffhanger at the end of the flick. Lots of fun, especially if you like trains.

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:54 PM

8. Bell, Book and Candle

was another Hitchcock movie starring Kim Novak and James Stewart. I wonder whatever became of Kim Novak. I also remember her in Picnic with William Holden.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:04 PM

13. That is a good one.

I remember seeing that at the movies when I was little.

Kim Novak was so so cool in that movie.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:45 PM

20. I knew someone who was a extra in Picnic, she was one of the babies.

Looked like the whole town was in that movie.

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Response to texanwitch (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:24 PM

34. How cool!

I loved that movie. If I ever have a chance to see it again, I'll pay special attention to the babies.

Susan Strasberg played Kim's character's younger tomboy sister. I always liked her, and I was sad when she died in 1999 of breast cancer.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #34)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:09 AM

35. I have Picnic on DVD, I watch it every year on Labor Day.

I could relate to the railroad in the backyard scenes.

I can't remember which baby my friend was.

There was lots of kids in the movie at the picnic area.

All I can remember was that she was with her Mother in the movie shot.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:10 PM

24. BB&C is not Hitchcock but a fun movie nonetheless

It would make a good double-feature with Vertigo.

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Response to nuxvomica (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:16 PM

31. What a surprise! I'd always

thought it was.

Come to think of it, though, in many ways it wasn't really Hitchcockesque.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:11 PM

30. Kim Novak was in "Satan's Triangle"

a 1975 made-for-TV movie about some bizarre events that happened on board a yacht in the Bermuda Triangle.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #30)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:19 PM

33. I must have missed that one.

I think the last screen film I saw her in was Jeanne Eagles.

Edited to add: Apparently she came out of retirement to do the TV movie. Anyway, I read in an article today that after Vertigo she and her husband, whom she's still married to, moved to Montana and started a horse ranch. I guess they're still there.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:09 PM

47. She has a good life

 

Long time marriage to a vet, lives on a ranch. It sounds satisfying and cozy.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:56 PM

58. Kim Novak had a series of movies that flopped

And pretty much quit acting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Novak

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:56 PM

9. After that, watch Mel Brooks' "High Anxiety" -- his tribute to Hitch

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Response to Bucky (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:51 PM

28. I agree with you on that one.

I saw "High Anxiety" a long time ago, but I still remember it. Fun.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:14 AM

40. LOVE LOVE LOVE that flick!!!! nt

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:57 PM

10. They're All Worth Watching.


"Vertigo" is my personal favorite---you don't know whether to laugh or cry at Jimmy Stewart's character, standing in that bell tower at the end....

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Response to Paladin (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:00 PM

12. Is this the one where he trys to make a woman into being someone else.

Jimmy Stewart could play a weird guy if he wanted to.

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Response to texanwitch (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:35 AM

37. That's The One.


If you don't get goosebumps from that scene toward the end of the movie where Kim Novak "reappears," you need to check your vital signs.....

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:07 PM

14. It's a slow paced movie that takes it's sweet time setting up the plot climax, so relax and enjoy

Enjoy the beautiful photography. Even the begginning credits part is enjoyable to me: That haunting music really stays in your head and is the perfect background for the late 50's visual abstract lightshow art.

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:07 PM

15. Shadow of a Doubt. one of Hitchock's personal favorites.

Joseph Cotton plays the creepy uncle.

Filmed in Santa Rosa, CA. Quite a few locals made it into the film including the girl who played the younger sister.

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Response to mulsh (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:16 PM

17. Yes, Shadow of a Doubt is great, and so is Strangers on a Train

Shadow of a Doubt: A teenage girl has always looked forward to visits from her Uncle Charlie, but she begins to suspect that he's a serial killer.

Strangers on a Train: Two men who end up sitting together on a train both have annoying family members. One of them says it would be fun to trade murders, since the murderer would have no obvious connection to the victim. The second man takes it as a joke---until his annoying wife is murdered.

Two of the pictures Hitchcock made in Britain:

The Lady Vanishes: A young woman traveling on a train through Switzerland strikes up a conversation with an older woman who disappears. No one else remembers seeing her.

The 39 Steps: A man is falsely accused of a crime, runs for it, and in a complicated series of events, ends up having to evade capture and find the bad guys while handcuffed to a woman.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:39 PM

19. I am beginning to like mystery movies now, Hitchcock was the best.

Thanks for all the info guys.

I remember seeing Gaslight, can't remember who is in it.

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Response to texanwitch (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:54 PM

21. Charles Boyier and Ingrid Bergman

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Response to mucifer (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:40 PM

29. And a 17-year-old Angela Lansbury

playing a conniving maid

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:31 PM

44. got her first Oscar nod for that.

She could be deliciously evil...

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:31 PM

45. The original 1940 Gaslight made in England is way creepier than the Hollywood version

you can probably find it at a cult video site. After seeing the original version I can't watch what Hollywood did to this story. even with Ingrid Bergman.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslight_%281940_film%29

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:03 AM

52. Take note of Bernard Herrmann's scores for the Hollywood films

They add a lot to the atmosphere, especially the screeching strings in the famous shower scene in Psycho.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #52)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:49 AM

54. From Citizen Kane to Taxi Driver, Herrmann was one of the greats.

Having the violins scream for Leigh was inspired.

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:54 PM

22. I loved "Notorious" with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman.

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:08 PM

23. Ok, just saw the part of the movie where the rich guy uses Jimmy Stewart to kill his wife.

Poor Jimmy.

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:57 PM

25. Well, here are some I like besides all his well known classics.

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) - Hitch called this his first true 'Hitchcock' picture

Young and Innocent (1937) - light fluff; climatic scene at a hotel ballroom has one of his greatest camera shots.

Rope (1948) - shot in ten minute takes

Marnie (1964) - interesting to compare with Vertigo, man attracted to woman because she's a thief

Frenzy (1972) - scenes between detective and his gourmet cook wife are a real hoot

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:17 PM

26. I loved "The Family Plot"

It was Hitchcock's last movie. Funny, black humor, clever plot twists.

It was a lot of fun.

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:45 PM

27. shadow of a doubt

It was his favorite

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #27)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:24 PM

51. I used to live in Santa Rosa about a mile away from where the house

in that movie is located. I still do live in Santa Rosa, just over on the other side of town now. It's always a trip to watch that movie and see what my town looked like in the 40's, I can recognize a few places and that's it. Everything else is totally different.

I've also seen the schoolhouse used in The Birds. It's still standing, and has a big cardboard profile of Alfred Hitchcock in the window. It's about a 40 minute drive away.

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #51)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:19 AM

53. You should get the book

Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light by Patrick Mcgilligan. The author goes into a lot of detail about the making of Shadow. Hitchcock fell in love with Santa Rosa. He thought it was the perfect example of small town USA.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #53)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:34 AM

56. Maybe back then

But Santa Rosa is 160,000 people today. It ain't so small anymore.

Nevertheless, I'll check out that book. It sounds interesting.

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #56)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:41 AM

57. Didn't think it would be now. It's been 70 years.

It is very interesting

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:17 PM

32. He invented that zoom & move technique

Amazing movie.

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:43 AM

36. If I remember, that wasn't shown for a whole lot of years, till recently

I saw that on TV when I was a kid, don't even know if anyone watched it with me. That movie scared me so badly that it didn't just affect me for a day or a week, can still remember now how terrified I was...

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:18 AM

41. Another film I really, really like that isn't Hitchcock but sooooo reminds me of him is

A Woman's Face, directed by George Cukor and starring Joan Crawford. It was her best film.

Lots of suspense and tension.

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Response to valerief (Reply #41)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:13 PM

48. No one was as terrifying as Joan Crawford

 

We don't seem to have actors and actresses like the old days. Just imho. Barbara Stanwick, Myrna Loy, Bette Davis, James Mason.

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Response to RILib (Reply #48)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:57 PM

50. And Claude Rains. Love him with Davis in Deception. nt

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:28 PM

43. Shadow of a Doubt and Notorious are my favorites

Some of his that aren't shown often, but are equally good are Foreign Correspondent and Torn Curtain. To Catch a Thief and North by Northwest are good fun- love Cary Grant!!

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:55 PM

46. Any of them?

I think Vertigo is my favourite, but I also really like North by Northwest, and Rear Window (but you've seen that). Honestly, I don't think I've seen a bad film he directed.

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:55 PM

49. VERTIGO is one that I haven't seen, either

I've seen High Anxiety, though, which just makes me a bit odd. I need to curl up in front of the tube sometime soon and watch this.

Didn't some respectable critics put Vertigo on the same level as Citizen Kane and Gone With the Wind as a candidate for best movie of all time?

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:33 AM

55. Has someone recommended Spellbound?

If not

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:03 PM

59. One I've seen several times recently that I like

Is "Dial M for Murder". I had to watch it twice to catch most of the nuances - and there are still new bits I notice every time I see it.

"The Trouble with Harry" is great fun and another with twists that you may not notice the first few times you see it.

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Response to texanwitch (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:09 PM

60. I checked on Youtube and there are lots of Hitchcock's movies, some really old ones.

There are several whole movies.

Something for a winter's night with the lights out.

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