Tag Archives: Hitchcock

The Funny Papers: Operation Petticoat (1959)

The Funny Papers: Operation Petticoat (1959) There are classic comedies that capture the perfect blend of superior direction, cast, writing, and appealing aesthetics. You can tell that it works well when we find ourselves forming nostalgic bonds to such films. … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: Rear Window

The Directors’ Chair: Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954) “REAR WINDOW” (1954) – CURIOSITY KILLED THE… Holed up in his apartment with a broken leg, a photo journalist played by James Stewart, whiles away his recuperative time watching his neighbors in the … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: Foreign Correspondent (1940)

The Directors’ Chair: Foreign Correspondent FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940) What a nifty little spitfire of a movie Foreign Correspondent is. Joel McCrea stands in for America in this ‘thirty-seconds-before-WWII-begins’ thriller. A Dutch ambassador (poignantly played by Albert Basserman) possesses “The MacGuffin” … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: North by Northwest

The Directors’ Chair: North by Northwest (1959) ….. NORTH BY NORTHWEST ( 1959 ) ~ TO BE or NOT TO BE THE SPY WHO LOVED ME A case of mistaken identity takes a dull Madison Avenue advertising exec on a … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: Vertigo

The Directors’ Chair: Vertigo (1958) ….. VERTIGO” ( 1958 ) ~ YOU STEPPED OUT OF MY DREAMS…AND INTO THE NIGHTMARE I CREATED VERTIGO is my favorite movie. Hands down, this is my favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie. In fact, caveat emptor…if … Continue reading

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The Directors’ Chair: Psycho

The Directors’ Chair: Psycho (1960) Some directors specialize in comedy, others in suspense. Still others delve in horror, romance or westerns. There are directors known for many films and some known only for one. Directors can put their stamp all … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Rope (1948)

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines – Rope (1948) Rope is a 1948 feature directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart, John Dall, and Farley Granger. It may not be necessarily categorized as film noir, but it is undeniably … Continue reading

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Film Noir Review: Vertigo (1958)

“If I let you change me, will that do it? If I do what you tell me, will you love me?” As cinema’s reigning “Master of Suspense”, Alfred Hitchcock usually made a point of keeping his audience in the loop. … Continue reading

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Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story – Exclusive Interview with Director Daniel Raim

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story Interview with Director Daniel Raim Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story What comes to mind when you think of the word Hollywood? Glamour? Yup. Scandal? Sure. Stardom? Of course. But film maker … Continue reading

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TCM Film Festival Day Four: I’m going to be one of the first to enlist (for next year!)

  Turner Classic Movies Festival Day Four: Sunday, April 28 The Birds with Tippi Hedren Interview by Ben Mankiewicz (TCL Chinese Theater): Yes, another highlight for me! I always love to hear Stars talk about working with renowned directors — … Continue reading

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