Champagne

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Strange we should meet in a place like this… I treated myself to a biographical book about Hitch (I think I’ve watched enough films to be able to start calling him that now!) written by Peter Ackroyd. It’s not a massively in-depth study like the Truffaut interviews (which I’m deliberately avoiding for a bit longer as they do basically spoil … Read More

The Lady Vanishes

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I’m about as popular as a dose of strychnine… I actually know a man called Alfred Hitchcock! Something I’m surprised I’ve not brought up sooner. I work with him on shows sometimes; he lives on a barge on the river Thames. Coincidentally, I watched this film on a barge on the river Thames too! Well, technically the Kennet and Avon … Read More

Psycho

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We all go a little mad sometimes…   Five months in now and suddenly I’m very behind. The last month has been a real struggle to find any time for these films. I now need to somehow watch around ten films in one month to keep on track! That probably wont happen but in general there will be quite a … Read More

Saboteur

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I’m afraid we’re not behaving very well…   I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus although not a completely inactive one. I watched Saboteur a few weeks back now and have only just gotten round to writing about it. In the mean-time I’ve been on holiday and suffered the usual fortnight of overworking in advance to compensate for it! … Read More

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

Torn Curtain

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I was able to combine mathematical logic with romantic inconsistency.It was a doube bill weekend again, with Rich and Strange being watched the night before in an effort to catch up and keep on target in general, and Julie Andrews is at it again, on the run from the Germans. She looks very young in Torn Curtain so I was … Read More

Rich and Strange

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I think love is pain… Normally I write a little bit here before revealing my thoughts on the film but this time I am going to leave you with a quote from Shakespear’s The Tempest from which the film takes it’s title. This should make more sense in a moment… Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are … Read More

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