The 39 Steps

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What are the 39 Steps? Watching 13 of these things now, I’m beginning to pick up the trademarks a lot more quickly, violence and chaos in public places and particularly theatres seems to be one of them. Perhaps a subtle nod to the audience that would have been sat in the cinema watching the film, all seated nicely for a … Read More

The Wrong Man

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An innocent man has nothing to fear, remember that.   “Tis strange, but true; for truth is always strange…” goes the old saying that is conjured to my mind when reflecting on The Wrong Man. “Art imitates life” springs to mind too and often it doesn’t have to try very hard! For good measure I may as well throw in … Read More

Number Seventeen

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Ya don’t have to do nothin’ in this ‘ere house – ya stand still and things happen! Hitchcock’s 15th film, ‘Number 17’, is film number 11 of 53 in my journey through his filmography… and if all those numbers don’t get yer knickers in a twist then I don’t know what will! I’m three months in now and officially a quarter of … Read More

The Birds

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Are the birds gonna eat us, Mommy? I’m currently on the tail end of a double-feature, having watched and still trying to digest the very confusing ‘Number Seventeen’ before writing up my notes about The Birds, which I watched nearly a week ago now, so I’m going to try something a little different in this post. One thing that really … Read More