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Old September 29 2012, 02:38 AM   #16
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Re: A new movie about the greatest movie ever

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Greatest movie ever???
There may be some Hitchcock films that justifiably vie for that title. Psycho is not one of them.








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Old October 3 2012, 08:54 PM   #17
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Re: A new movie about the greatest movie ever

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Greatest movie ever???
There may be some Hitchcock films that justifiably vie for that title.....
Didn't some film critics group just name "Vertigo" the greatest film of all time?
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Old October 3 2012, 09:01 PM   #18
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Re: A new movie about the greatest movie ever

Not sure if you're being coy, but the BFI Sight & Sound poll named it the number one film of all time, yes.

Psycho, the other Hitchcock film in the top fifty, was ranked at 35. Not bad for a quickie made with mostly a television crew.

Here's the link: http://www.bfi.org.uk/news/50-greatest-films-all-time
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Old October 3 2012, 10:07 PM   #19
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Re: A new movie about the greatest movie ever

I think some of his early stuff was way better. The films he made in the 30s and 40s were inspired. I'd say he got rote and gimicky later. Much of it fun, yes, but on a different level from the early stuff.
I haven't seen much of his work from the '20s.
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Old October 3 2012, 10:09 PM   #20
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Re: A new movie about the greatest movie ever

Do you have some films in mind? I've seen very few of his films from that period.
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Old October 3 2012, 10:13 PM   #21
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Re: A new movie about the greatest movie ever

I'd highly recommend The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes. Rebecca may be his creepiest (in a good way) movie.
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Old October 3 2012, 10:17 PM   #22
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Re: A new movie about the greatest movie ever

I'm of the extreme minority who prefer OBSESSION to VERTIGO. Mostly because of the incredible Genevieve Bujold.

Some of Hitchcock's more noticeable earlier works are THE LODGER and BLACKMAIL from the 1920s, THE SECRET AGENT, THE LADY VANISHES, THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, and THE 39 STEPS from the '30s, and NOTORIOUS, LIFEBOAT, SPELLBOUND, FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT, SHADOW OF A DOUBT, ROPE, and SABOTEUR from the '40s.

My personal Hitchcock favorites are PSYCHO, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, FRENZY, THE BIRDS, LIFEBOAT and ROPE.
Hitchcock's own personal favorite is on record as being SHADOW.
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Old October 3 2012, 10:39 PM   #23
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Re: A new movie about the greatest movie ever

I've seen The 39 Steps and Blackmail. The latter didn't impress me; the former was a well-made thriller from the period but didn't impress me like the films of his which are my favorite. Notorious is a good movie, although I think it falls short of being great. My five favorites would be:

North by Northwest
Rear Window
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Psycho
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Old October 4 2012, 05:18 AM   #24
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Re: A new movie about the greatest movie ever

I go back and forth between REAR WINDOW and SHADOW OF A DOUBT as my favorite Hitchcocks. With VERTIGO, PSYCHO, THE BIRDS, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, and NORTH BY NORTHWEST as honorable mentions. NOTORIOUS and THE 39 STEPS are also classics, that suffer only in comparison to the ones above.

On the other hand, TO CATCH A THIEF leaves me cold. Too much glamor and romance, and not enough suspense.
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