Juno and the Paycock

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What can God do against the stupidity of man?   TBC… Mini SynopsisSet in Ireland during a time of great divide and unrest on the streets. A hapless family, headed up by their layabout but somehow loveable father, is about to come into a small fortune. However, dark secrets are being harboured and this whole story has been pre-destined to … Read More

Young and Innocent

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Nil Desperandum… 10 weeks to go now to the end of the year so I’m starting to move this thing up in to 5th gear. Looking back on what has been a pretty manic and non-stop year for me where far to much of my life has been put on hold for work, I am now faced with using up … Read More

Rope

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Nobody ever really feels safe in the dark…   August the 13th see’s in Alfred Hitchcock’s 117th Birthday. A posthumous celebration (so Rope seemed a fitting viewing for the day!) of course as he passed away in 1980 at the age of 80. He was working on a movie right up until he was taken ill and died from kidney failure.  … Read More

The Farmer’s Wife

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Yes be a very short word, but there be a shorter… It’s 1928 and Hitchcock is on the verge of becoming a father. It’s still a very fertile time for him as a director too as he continues to put out 2 or 3 movies a year during this prolific era of silent movies. Yeah… pun! The Farmer’s Wife was … Read More

Stage Fright

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The only murderer here is the Orchestra Leader…! I’m currently writing this whilst trying to be on holiday and stop sneaking glances at my work emails. I sort of work in theatre you see. I’ve probably hinted several times throughout this blog. Essentially I’m a designer of merchandise, brochures, programmes, sales environments and so forth. If you go and see a … Read More

The Ring

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For better or for worse… 1927 was a productive year for Hitchcock. He’d not long been married to Alma, who was also one of the screenwriters on many of his films, he had three movies released this year and had started work on another two. Busy bee! He was also, by now, the highest paid film director of that time… not … Read More

The Trouble With Harry

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He looked exactly the same when he was alive, only he was vertical… Laughter is a strange beast. Sometimes we laugh because we’re happy. Sometimes we laugh because we’re sad. Sometimes we laugh because we feel awkward or uneasy. Sometimes we laugh because somebody else laughed. Sometimes we laugh because nobody else laughed. Sometimes we laugh because we heard a … Read More

Topaz

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You made my country a prison…You may notice that I always start these reviews with a quote from the film in question. Usually something that stands out to me at the time. Watching this film shortly after learning of my countries decision to leave the EU, this line in particular stood out. The idea of a country being stolen from … Read More

The Paradine Case

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Doesn’t life punish us enough…? Trying to get through three or four of these reviews back to back is putting me in a position where I am worried I may run out of anything interesting to say, so lets roll of some more Hitch-facts if I can think of them… ummm… come on… think… They say you should never meet … Read More

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