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REVIEW: Jeff and Lisa, Two of the Most Frightening Ghouls, Do Anything But Love Thy Neighbor in Rear Window

Posted by James Brown on Sunday, September 22, 2013, In : 0.00% Water 
Rear Window

Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, and Raymond Burr

"Why would a man leave his apartment three times on a rainy night with a suitcase and come back three times?"
-L.B. Jefferies (James Stewart)

Alfred Hitchcock was a director known for his inquisitive use of the camera.  There was a certain curiosity about anything and everything he ever depicted on screen, perhaps none more so than his 1954 suspense thriller Rear Window.  ...

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REVIEW: Rebecca, a More Dramatic Feel From the Master of Suspense

Posted by Zach Davis on Sunday, April 7, 2013, In : 0.03% Wine Coolers 
Zach Davis

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Florence Bates

Rebecca is not your typical suspense film, but that doesn't mean director Alfred Hitchcock fails to deliver a dark, mysterious ride.  What sets this apart is that Hitchcock is charged with the daunting task of building the film’s plot and thrills around a woman who is long dead before the movie even takes place.  With moving track shots of Manderley, a larg...

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REVIEW: In Vertigo, Carlotta Valdes Wandering About is Dangerous Business for Scottie Ferguson and Madeleine Elster

Posted by James Brown on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, In : 0.00% Water 


Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby, Henry Jones, and Lee Patrick

"Only one is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere."
-Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak)

I hate it when film experts try to list the greatest films of all time.  Filmmaking is too diverse an art form for such subjective labelling, and it reflects the tastes of just a few.  Often, experts put too much emphasis on older mov...

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REVIEW: Mother's "Illness" Is a Boy's Best Friend in Psycho

Posted by James Brown on Thursday, November 22, 2012, In : 0.00% Water 


Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, and Janet Leigh

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most influential and pioneering directors in all of cinematic history.  In countless films, he brought terror and suspense to life in a way that no one had before him and arguably no one has since.  Among his many works, no movie may be more famous or beloved than the great Psycho.  The 1960 film is considered one of the greates...

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REVIEW: Saboteur is Not Hitchcock’s A-Game

Posted by Zach Davis on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, In : 0.09% Cocktails 
Zach Davis

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Robert Cummings, Pricilla Lane, Otto Kruger, and Norman Lloyd

Saboteur is a down note in the career of one of Hollywood’s greatest directors—the legendary Alfred Hitchcock.  Offering little in content and spectacle, Saboteur ends up just being one big stinker of a movie.  This film was shot between two other Hitchcock classics, Suspicion and Shadow of a Doubt.  This might explain why his focus just wasn’t there on this project.

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