Because I'm as corny as all hell, I decided that from, this point forward, I will be doing a series of posts related to the upcoming HALLOWEEN holiday. !!! I'm so original, right? shut up.
Anyway, I'm not a big horror film buff. nope. never. they bother me way too much and I tend to dwell on them an unhealthy amount. I shit my pants rather easily.
but there's one person I've been able to appreciate enough and that's Alfred Hitchcock. I know that's a cliche, but I enjoy his work. it's hard to pick a favorite though.
"Notorious" (1946) = CARY GRANT AND INGRID BERGMAN. 'nuff said. gorgeous film; classic noir!
"Psycho" (1961)= one of my favorite movies of all time, believe it or not. just the way the story is told and the unsettling creepiness of Anthony Perkins. I think it was very ahead of its time, in a way. love, love, love this. not as terrifying as it was the first time around I saw it, but I still manage to enjoy every viewing. and for God's sake! do NOT see the remake. or the sequels. bleh.
"Vertigo" (1958)= Jimmy Stewart (awesome!) and two Kim Novaks?...wonderfully shot, wonderfully told, haunting and mesmerizing. oh it's hard not to pop a boner for this, you know.
I've seen a few other ones ("The Birds" was kind of ridiculous to me! and "Rear Window" as much as I WORSHIP Grace Kelly was just...blah! no good to me) but I still have yet to see a lot of the ones I want to (i.e. "STRANGERS ON A TRAIN," "Rope," "Dial M For Murder"). ah well.
what are your favorite Hitchcocks?
- The Useless HAUNTED Critic
p.s. there's an awesome "That '70s Show" parody of the best Hitchcock scenes...think "North By Northwest"....here's one of them.