Sunday, November 16, 2008
I like Alfred Hitchcock movies. I think he was a very smart man. He made about 45 movies and I have seen 30 I think. I own most of them but haven't gotten around to seeing all the older ones.
These are my top ten Hitchcock movies (the last 5 all tied):
6. The Lady Vanishes
Where did she go???
6. The Trouble With Harry
A surprisingly funny, dark comedy.
6. The Birds
The first time I saw the ending I thought it was really boring. The second time I saw it I couldn't stop flinching. The big climactic ending and there isn't even any music playing.
Love the neckties and the sack of potatoes...
6. North by Northwest
Tough luck. Nice move at the auction.
5. The Man Who Knew Too Much
Que sera, sera (whatever will be, will be)
4. Rear Window
A photographer with a broken leg spies on his neighbors from the confines of his apartment. What he discovers just might kill him! "Disturbia" with Shia LaBeouf used a similar concept. Not bad actually, but nowhere near the original.
3. Dial M for Murder
The first Hitchcock movie I ever saw. I taped it off of A&E, but didn't watch it right away. One night I was home alone and thought, "Let's give it a shot." It blew me out of the water and got me hooked on Hitchcock from then on. It was remade as "The Perfect Murder" which actually was really good also.
2. Strangers on a Train
When I was a kid my brother introduced me to an incredible movie called "Throw Momma From a Train". I always wanted to find out what that comedy was based on and it was this movie. All around great film.
Not only my favorite Hitchcock movie, but my favorite movie of all-time. Norman!