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Safe-From-Harm
Apr 20th, 2011, 01:12 PM
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock.

what a legend.
I was searched around here and there is no thread about him or his movies.
He is probably my fave director, so it will be like some dedication.

I named 9 of his movies in poll/from Hollywood era/, 10th will be ,,other" as usual.
So, what his movie You like the most and why?

http://thewebsite.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/key_art_alfred_hitchcock_presents.jpg

Safe-From-Harm
Apr 20th, 2011, 01:18 PM
As You see, I put Hollywood era in the list, maybe because it is most known.
But also, he directed such great movies for British market, such as ,,Frenzy".

EDIT: Question was- what is your fave MOVIE, but I put Multiple answers, so
it should be questioned as MOVIES, but okay.

Cheers

Barrie_Dude
Apr 20th, 2011, 02:14 PM
Psycho

Mateo Mathieu
Apr 20th, 2011, 02:15 PM
* Favourite.

Rear Window or Vertigo is my favourite movie of all-time :)

saul1333
Apr 20th, 2011, 02:23 PM
Rear Window..I remember I got a D on a paper I did on it in high school :lol:

Also loved Strangers on a Train and North by Northwest :hearts:

Safe-From-Harm
Apr 20th, 2011, 02:29 PM
* Favourite.

Rear Window or Vertigo is my favourite movie of all-time :)


Well, ,,E" run out from my comp.
i`ll try to fix it.

Mynarco
Apr 20th, 2011, 02:33 PM
Vertigo.
Don't get the hype for Rope
Want to watch Rebecca but don't have time

Safe-From-Harm
Apr 20th, 2011, 02:34 PM
looks like I don`t know how to change thread name :unsure:

galadriel
Apr 20th, 2011, 03:28 PM
Rebecca

Beat
Apr 20th, 2011, 03:47 PM
good idea for a poll :yeah:

it's psycho for me.

Beat
Apr 20th, 2011, 03:48 PM
looks like I don`t know how to change thread name :unsure:

edit your 1st post.

fantic
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:17 PM
'Go Advanced' and you can change the title. ;)

For me it's 'Shadow of a doubt' (1942) Teresa Wright is in there :hearts: and overall theme and suspense is fantastic

From the poll I'll choose 'Rear Window'

Safe-From-Harm
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:17 PM
^ Thanks guys, I did it.

fantic
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Rope, The man who knew too much, Torn curtain aren't the best, I think.
Strangers on a Train, Shadow of a Doubt, North by Northwest should represent better his body of works :D

Safe-From-Harm
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:23 PM
Rope, The man who knew too much, Torn curtain aren't the best, I think.
Strangers on a Train, Shadow of a Doubt, North by Northwest should represent better his body of works :D


Somehow I just adore ,,Man who knew too much".
Doris Day was brilliant there, maybe it`s because of her, don`t know.
But that one is in my top-3 of his his movies.

fantic
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:26 PM
'39 Steps' and 'The lady vanishes' should represent his UK days, I think.

liked 'Dial M for Murder' too, what a suave? character Ray Milland played :lol:

And I wonder how good is 'Family Plot', his last film in 1976, some says it's

under-appreciated.

fantic
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:27 PM
Somehow I just adore ,,Man who knew too much".
Doris Day was brilliant there, maybe it`s because of her, don`t know.
But that one is in my top-3 of his his movies.

it's a remake, right? I actually didn't see that movie :haha:

would be interesting to compare with the original one, made in UK, 1934

Talula
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:28 PM
My favourite Director ever. Love most of his films. Love Rebecca except for Joan Fontaine, so plumped for Vertigo, but it took some time to choose as I also can watch so many of his films over and over. I also love Marnie, The Birds, Psycho, The Lodger and many more. Not so keen on Frenzy though as I find it somewhat crudely made. His older British films are better.

I love Vertigo for the surreal feel to it, the stylisation, the twists and turns, and despite what critics say I love Kim Novak. The scene where she plunges to her death is superbly surreal and stylised. It was a flop on it's release but has grown in stature over the decades.

Safe-From-Harm
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:29 PM
it's a remake, right? I actually didn't see that movie :haha:

would be interesting to compare with the original one, made in UK, 1934


You should, I didn`t saw the original one.
But all of female actress were elegant blondes,
but somehow Doris got into my heart:lol:

I also like Kim Novak, she is so suptile and sexy:hearts:

fantic
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:30 PM
So I've seen....23 movies of his :lol:

Safe-From-Harm
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:31 PM
Did You people find Alfred in every his movie?
I did in almost everyone.
My fave is the one in Birds, where he walks those 2 puddles.

But I think I couldn1t found him in Mr. and Ms. Smith.
Of course, I played that game after watch movies for second or even more times.

fantic
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:33 PM
My favourite Director ever. Love most of his films. Love Rebecca except for Joan Fontaine, so plumped for Vertigo, but it took some time to choose as I also can watch so many of his films over and over. I also love Marnie, The Birds, Psycho, The Lodger and many more. Not so keen on Frenzy though as I find it somewhat crudely made. His older British films are better.

I love Vertigo for the surreal feel to it, the stylisation, the twists and turns, and despite what critics say I love Kim Novak. The scene where she plunges to her death is superbly surreal and stylised. It was a flop on it's release but has grown in stature over the decades.

I do love his 40s' work and think those are the best.

Vertigo is generally regarded like top 5 of movies of all time :worship:

mckyle.
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:39 PM
I want your Psycho,
Your Vertigo shtick,
Want you in my Rear Window,
Baby, you're sick

:oh: :oh: :oh:

Halardfan
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:53 PM
Rear Window for me, just perfect, beautiful film, and in James Stewart it has as great a movie star as there ever was.

Rope is his most under-rated, incredibly dark and tense.

So many great movies though, and so distinctive.

Mynarco
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:53 PM
Anyone saw spellbound? is that good?

King Halep
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:54 PM
Vertigo - favourite because its so dark, Rebecca, North by Northwest - his control over how everything looked really works here because this movie looks great including Cary Grant in his suits. Tried watching the original The man who knew too much, but its too old. The Birds might be worth remaking with today's CGI and the right director. Want to see Marnie one day.

Safe-From-Harm
Apr 20th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Anyone saw spellbound? is that good?


I did, couple of years agon.
Well, Ingrid Bergam and Gregory Peck- it could not be bad.

Cineast
Apr 20th, 2011, 05:18 PM
My favorite would be Notorious (http://justacineast.blogspot.com/2008/06/i-know-what-you-nazis-did-last-summer.html). Gotta love any actress who goes by the name "Madame Konstantin". :)

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii96/justacineast/notoriousstaircase.jpg

Second would probably be one that hasn't been mentioned yet, Saboteur (http://justacineast.blogspot.com/2008/11/just-as-good-as-foreign-correspondent.html), starring Bob Cummings and Priscilla Lane, with a finale on the Staute of Liberty. This isn't to be confused with Hitchcock's 1936 British film Sabotage (http://justacineast.blogspot.com/2009/08/oskar-homolka-1898-1978.html) starring Oskar Homolka and Silvia Sidney.

Another really underrated Hitchcock movie is Foreign Correspondent (http://justacineast.blogspot.com/2008/11/fresh-unused-mind.html), starring Joel McCrea and Larraine Day, with supporting roles from George Sanders (Addison DeWitt in All About Eve), Herbert Marshall, Robert Benchley, and everybody's favorite Santa Claus (Edmund Gwenn) playing a hired killer. Gwenn would later go on to appear in Hitchcock's black comedy The Trouble With Harry (http://justacineast.blogspot.com/2008/02/chick-flicks-for-guys-part-4.html), which was also one of the first films (it might have been the very first) for Shirley MacLaine. It also has John Forsythe, who would later show up in Hitchcock's Topaz.

Hitchcock should have won Best Director for Lifeboat in 1944 (another seriously underrated Hitchcock), but I don't think the Academy wanted to award such a disturbing and ambivalent movie at the height of World War II.

Cineast
Apr 20th, 2011, 05:21 PM
I did, couple of years agon.
Well, Ingrid Bergam and Gregory Peck- it could not be bad.

Spellbound (http://justacineast.blogspot.com/2008/08/hello-dali.html) also has a famous dream sequence designed by Salvador Dali:

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii96/justacineast/spellbound_dali.jpg

There's a lot of Hitch's dark humor, and it's fun to watch next to Marnie, as Peck's problems with white lines parallell Tippi Hedren's problems with the color red (with the latter being way, way over the top).

Cineast
Apr 20th, 2011, 05:26 PM
it's a remake, right? I actually didn't see that movie :haha:

would be interesting to compare with the original one, made in UK, 1934

Sorry to flog my blog again ;) but the 1934 original (http://justacineast.blogspot.com/2009/11/hitchcock-original.html) runs much shorter (it's only about 75 minutes) and is better in my opinion, in that it makes the wife character more substantial and stronger: something about Doris Day's character really strikes me as a weakling, and my favorite part is where she goes hysterical and Jimmy Stewart smacks her for it. In the original, the wife is seen at the beginning taking part in a marksmanship contest, something which you know is going to show up later in the movie (to say more would be to spoil stuff). There's also a great dinner sequence as I mention in the blog.

watchdogfish
Apr 20th, 2011, 06:19 PM
I chose Rope, Rear Window and The Man Who Knew Too Much from the poll list.

Other favourites are North by Northwest (my absolute fave of Hitchcock movies!), Lifeboat and Spellbound.

Optima
Apr 20th, 2011, 09:06 PM
Rear Window.

ico4498
Apr 20th, 2011, 10:32 PM
'39 Steps' and 'The lady vanishes' should represent his UK days, I think.

liked 'Dial M for Murder' too, what a suave? character Ray Milland played :lol:

And I wonder how good is 'Family Plot', his last film in 1976, some says it's

under-appreciated.

^my fave

Helen Lawson
Apr 21st, 2011, 12:39 AM
Suspicion and Strangers on a Train.

Cineast
Apr 21st, 2011, 02:33 AM
Suspicion is a mess, largely because the producers forced a change in the ending. They didn't like the idea that Cary Grant could play a bad guy (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/Fedya/suspicion_grant.jpg), and made Hitchcock come up with an ending that didn't have Grant be the bad guy, which led to the horrible ending we have. And the movie is going so well up to that point.

fantic
Apr 21st, 2011, 04:03 AM
Hitchcock should have won Best Director for Lifeboat in 1944 (another seriously underrated Hitchcock), but I don't think the Academy wanted to award such a disturbing and ambivalent movie at the height of World War II.

What? No way he should've won with that movie when in that same year 'Double Indemnity' by Wilder was released :p

Leo McCarey winning for 'Going my Way' is just :tape:
(by the way GMW won quite a lot of awards :help: although I liked Crosby )

King Halep
Apr 21st, 2011, 04:30 AM
I also like To Catch a thief. This one is more about the style and scenery and less suspense, but it has his best looking pairing, Cary Grant and Grace Kelly and the Cote d'Azur.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_SrBqRBOLvg/TVT1qwfGv7I/AAAAAAAAAKE/CJIrwLtntnc/s1600/cary+grant+and+grace+kelly.jpg

http://www.filmwad.com/fw_images/worstmovies/ToCatchThiefparamount.jpg

Sam L
Apr 21st, 2011, 09:18 AM
1. Rebecca
2. Notorious
3. Suspicion
4. Vertigo
5. North by Northwest


Those are my favourites.

Fantasy Hero
Apr 21st, 2011, 09:30 AM
Psycho and rear window

but all his works are masterpieces! he's one of the greatest of all time, no surprised that i decided to study Psycho among all the possibilities i had for my exam of history of cinema!

Cineast
Apr 21st, 2011, 01:36 PM
What? No way he should've won with that movie when in that same year 'Double Indemnity' by Wilder was released :p

Well, Hitchcock did go on to lose to Billy Wilder twice. (Spellbound lost to The Lost Weekend, and Psycho lost to The Apartment.) I like Double Indemnity, and it wouldn't have been a bad winner; I just think Hitchcock did a better job that particular year.

Leo McCarey winning for 'Going my Way' is just :tape:
(by the way GMW won quite a lot of awards :help: although I liked Crosby )

I'm heartened to see I'm not the only one who doesn't like Going My Way. I'm rather of two minds as to whether or not Barry Fitzgerald deserved his Oscar. The thing is, he's playing pretty much the same character he always played. But I tend to think that in real life, the Fitzgerald character would be a gay alcoholic kiddie fiddler who's smuggling money to the IRA, so he actually had to act to play something that doesn't exist. Still, I would have voted or Clifton Webb in Laura. It's amazing that that actor wound up getting cast as father-types in so many movies by Fox. (If you're in the US and have the Fox Movie Channel, the not particularly good Holiday For Lovers starring Webb is currently in their rotation.)

fantic
Apr 22nd, 2011, 02:25 AM
Well, Hitchcock did go on to lose to Billy Wilder twice. (Spellbound lost to The Lost Weekend, and Psycho lost to The Apartment.) I like Double Indemnity, and it wouldn't have been a bad winner; I just think Hitchcock did a better job that particular year.



I'm heartened to see I'm not the only one who doesn't like Going My Way. I'm rather of two minds as to whether or not Barry Fitzgerald deserved his Oscar. The thing is, he's playing pretty much the same character he always played. But I tend to think that in real life, the Fitzgerald character would be a gay alcoholic kiddie fiddler who's smuggling money to the IRA, so he actually had to act to play something that doesn't exist. Still, I would have voted or Clifton Webb in Laura. It's amazing that that actor wound up getting cast as father-types in so many movies by Fox. (If you're in the US and have the Fox Movie Channel, the not particularly good Holiday For Lovers starring Webb is currently in their rotation.)

And The lost weekend isn't even Wilder's best :spit:
The Apartment is a rare correct choice for the Academy :lol:
DI is like the best noir ever, and EVERYBODY played SO well, it definitely deserved winning.
Really, DI should've swept the major categories, but was totally shut out.
So, the Academy 'repented' and gave in to Wilder next year :haha:

I'm okay with GMW, just that it's not better than DI. Barry wasn't bad, but I totally agree
with you that Webb should've won it :hearts: Webb is perfect for that kind of arrogant character :lol:

Shvedbarilescu
Apr 22nd, 2011, 06:27 AM
1 Vertigo
2 North by Northwest
3 Marnie
4 Strangers on a Train
5 Nortorious

The top two are easy, after that the rest of the top 5 is tough there are a lot of great ones.

BlueTrees
Apr 22nd, 2011, 07:12 AM
The only one I've seen is Psycho. :o But I loved it! :yeah:

Hayato
Apr 22nd, 2011, 08:12 AM
First of all, James Stewart is the man. I love his movies, he's got such an unsurpassed screen presence to this day. It's A Wonderful Life is probably my favourite movie ever.

I love Vertigo. The ending is such a shock, but the way the whole movie twists and turns is really impressive. It's a classic.

Rear Window is also fantastic. It's much less complicated than Hitchcock's other movies, but it's more suspenseful given James Stewart's immobility. Oh, and watching Grace Kelly doesn't hurt.

I also really enjoyed Notorious (Ingrid Bergman :hearts: ) and North By Northwest.

The Birds is nicely done and a great film, as is The Man Who Knew Too Much.

I liked Rope but I think it was a bit too simple. I know it was a movie about the portrayal of emotions and the different reactions over a big secret, but it could have used some more scenes or some other element to build up greater suspense.

Rebecca is another classic of course and Mrs Danvers provides great suspense, but I found the new Mrs de Winter slightly frustrating to watch with her naivety and lack of courage to stand up for herself the whole time.

Shadow of a Doubt and Psycho were slightly disappointing, the only Hitchcock movies that I felt like I didn't want to watch again. They weren't bad films, but I just didn't really enjoy watching them.

I'm still yet to watch Torn Curtain, Spellbound, Strangers on a Train, Dial M For Murder etc, but I have them all so i'm saving them for a rainy day :D

So probably
1. Vertigo
2. Rear Window
3. Notorious
4. North By Northwest
5. The Birds

matthias
Apr 22nd, 2011, 09:36 AM
i love Rebecca, such a great movie for 1940

Mforensic
Apr 23rd, 2011, 12:55 AM
Having two box sets of his works, it is too hard to choose. Love: The Lodger, The Birds, Vertigo, Rear Window, Psycho, North by Northwest, Strangers on a Train, Notorious, Suspicion, The 39 Steps, and of course his TV episodes "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"

wally1
Apr 23rd, 2011, 08:34 AM
Always liked his version of The 39 Steps - very entertaining movie.

Huntress55
Apr 24th, 2011, 01:35 AM
I looooove Vertigo! Its one of my fave movies. I like Rear Window, and Psycho. I cant stand The Birds, but I hate birds in general so thats probs why :p

Safe-From-Harm
Apr 24th, 2011, 02:53 PM
I`m kinda surprised that Birds doesn`t got more votes.
I thought that Birds and Psycho are 2 most well-known AF movies.
Also, it is strange that only AF movie who got Oscar got only 4 votes.
I know it isn`t represantive, but I also have a feeling that in 80 % wrong movies got award.
Or maybe I am not so commercial...

fantic
Apr 24th, 2011, 03:43 PM
maybe posters here are more knowledgeable :bowdown: :lol:

fantic
Apr 24th, 2011, 03:44 PM
Rear Window..I remember I got a D on a paper I did on it in high school :lol:

Also loved Strangers on a Train and North by Northwest :hearts:

I would've hated that movie if I were you :lol: You're 'generous' :lol:

Safe-From-Harm
Apr 24th, 2011, 10:21 PM
And here is one great quote from Alfred:

"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder."
:lol:

Safe-From-Harm
May 9th, 2011, 02:44 PM
Anyone has something more to say? :lol:

V-MAC
May 9th, 2011, 03:36 PM
The Birds is one of my favourite films of all time so yeah I'll go with that one:cool:

saul1333
May 9th, 2011, 05:15 PM
I would've hated that movie if I were you :lol: You're 'generous' :lol:

Haha..nah..I hate Disturbia more because I had to compare the two :lol:

CanIGetAWhat
May 9th, 2011, 06:11 PM
I love Rear Window. Off-topic, I loved That 70's Show Halloween Alfred Hitchcock parody episode. The five movies parodied: Rear Window, Psycho, The Birds, North by Northwest, and Vertigo.

Rear Window
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Psycho
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The Birds
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Safe-From-Harm
May 9th, 2011, 10:27 PM
^ Yes, they are pretty funny, but nothing special I must admit.

*JR*
May 11th, 2011, 12:50 AM
Somehow I just adore ''Man who knew too much".
Doris Day was brilliant there, maybe it`s because of her, don`t know.
But that one is in my top-3 of his his movies.

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doni1212
May 11th, 2011, 04:17 AM
I've only watched Rebecca, Man Who Knew Too Much (But I only vaguely remember it), Vertigo and The Birds but The Birds is SUCH a classic! I don't think anything else can match that!

EDIT: I haven't seen Psycho so maybe that negates my last sentence, :lol:

Brooklyn90
May 11th, 2011, 04:22 AM
Rear Window :worship:
Jimmy and Grace :hearts: