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The Man Who Knew Too Much 
(1956)
This was a well-made film, but I can’t say I found it all that entertaining. The plot just wasn’t all that interesting to me. Maybe that’s just because I’ve seen similar stories before, but yeah. It was a bit longer than it needed to be, too. Still, you can’t fault Alfred Hitchcock’s work in this. This film has a scene that truly highlights why he’s the master of suspense. It’s not my favourite Hitchcock film, but it’s still good.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

(1956)

This was a well-made film, but I can’t say I found it all that entertaining. The plot just wasn’t all that interesting to me. Maybe that’s just because I’ve seen similar stories before, but yeah. It was a bit longer than it needed to be, too. Still, you can’t fault Alfred Hitchcock’s work in this. This film has a scene that truly highlights why he’s the master of suspense. It’s not my favourite Hitchcock film, but it’s still good.

Hitchcock (2012)
I wasn’t too enthused about seeing this film because the trailer made it seem like it was basically a comedy, but, while there are light and comedic moments (which I did appreciate), they don’t make up the entire film. I quite enjoyed it overall. Psycho (1960) is my favourite Alfred Hitchcock film, and I loved seeing all the scenes of them making it. I kind of wish there had been more. I liked how it opened and closed like an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Anthony Hopkins was excellent and completely disappeared into the character. The rest of the cast were fine too. The major thing I wasn’t that keen on was how it focused so much on Hitchcock’s relationship with his wife. It just wasn’t all that interesting to me. Oh well, it’s still a very solid film about a legendary filmmaker.

Hitchcock (2012)

I wasn’t too enthused about seeing this film because the trailer made it seem like it was basically a comedy, but, while there are light and comedic moments (which I did appreciate), they don’t make up the entire film. I quite enjoyed it overall. Psycho (1960) is my favourite Alfred Hitchcock film, and I loved seeing all the scenes of them making it. I kind of wish there had been more. I liked how it opened and closed like an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Anthony Hopkins was excellent and completely disappeared into the character. The rest of the cast were fine too. The major thing I wasn’t that keen on was how it focused so much on Hitchcock’s relationship with his wife. It just wasn’t all that interesting to me. Oh well, it’s still a very solid film about a legendary filmmaker.

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
This is the 14th film of Alfred Hitchcock’s that I’ve seen and he still impresses me. I wouldn’t put this among his best, but it’s still a damn good thriller. It revolves around a family which is joined by “Uncle Charlie” whom we discover has a dark secret. It’s full of the suspense, and amazing shots we expect from Hitchcock. I don’t really have all that much to say about it except that it’s a good, solid film. Oh, and the climactic scene was awesome.

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

This is the 14th film of Alfred Hitchcock’s that I’ve seen and he still impresses me. I wouldn’t put this among his best, but it’s still a damn good thriller. It revolves around a family which is joined by “Uncle Charlie” whom we discover has a dark secret. It’s full of the suspense, and amazing shots we expect from Hitchcock. I don’t really have all that much to say about it except that it’s a good, solid film. Oh, and the climactic scene was awesome.

Dial M for Murder (1954)
This movie is about a man who, after discovering that his wife has been cheating on him, decides to have her murdered. Of course, not all goes to plan. It’s really a top-notch thriller. Very suspenseful, as you’d expect from Hitchcock. It’s based on a play, and it is staged that way, but Hitchcock found a way to make it feel cinematic too. Interestingly, it was actually filmed for 3D release when it was first made.

Dial M for Murder (1954)

This movie is about a man who, after discovering that his wife has been cheating on him, decides to have her murdered. Of course, not all goes to plan. It’s really a top-notch thriller. Very suspenseful, as you’d expect from Hitchcock. It’s based on a play, and it is staged that way, but Hitchcock found a way to make it feel cinematic too. Interestingly, it was actually filmed for 3D release when it was first made.

The Lady Vanishes (1938)
P365 Film #336
In this film, travelling on a train, a young woman meets a kind old lady. The woman takes a nap and wakes up to discover the old lady had disappeared and no one seems to have any recollection of her. It’s a decent thriller, with some romance and comedy thrown in. I like the mystery, but it was solved too quickly and the ending became a bit silly and convoluted, I thought. Still, it was enjoyable.

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

P365 Film #336

In this film, travelling on a train, a young woman meets a kind old lady. The woman takes a nap and wakes up to discover the old lady had disappeared and no one seems to have any recollection of her. It’s a decent thriller, with some romance and comedy thrown in. I like the mystery, but it was solved too quickly and the ending became a bit silly and convoluted, I thought. Still, it was enjoyable.


The 39 Steps (1935)
P365 Film #286
Another brilliant Hitchcock film. One can hardly be surprised, but he still impresses me. This one’s a sort of spy thriller. A man meets a woman who turns out to be a secret agent and when she is murdered, he is blamed and must escape the police as well as figure out who the killer was and what she was killed for. It was suspenseful and exciting and had several great plot twists. Some of the acting was a little sub-par, but Hitchcock’s direction was great and it was always entertaining.

The 39 Steps (1935)

P365 Film #286

Another brilliant Hitchcock film. One can hardly be surprised, but he still impresses me. This one’s a sort of spy thriller. A man meets a woman who turns out to be a secret agent and when she is murdered, he is blamed and must escape the police as well as figure out who the killer was and what she was killed for. It was suspenseful and exciting and had several great plot twists. Some of the acting was a little sub-par, but Hitchcock’s direction was great and it was always entertaining.


Rebecca (1940)
P365 Film #271
This film is about a young woman who marries a wealthy widower, and when she goes to live in her new husband’s mansion, she finds that his first wife, Rebecca, has some sort of hold over him and the servants. I enjoyed it a lot. I found it to be quite haunting and creepy at times too. Hitchcock’s direction was fantastic and the film had some really great plot twists. My one criticism might be the film’s use of rear projection screens. There weren’t too many instances, but occasionally they popped up and looked quite fake and, more importantly, seemed rather unnecessary. There very well might’ve been a logical reason though.

Rebecca (1940)

P365 Film #271

This film is about a young woman who marries a wealthy widower, and when she goes to live in her new husband’s mansion, she finds that his first wife, Rebecca, has some sort of hold over him and the servants. I enjoyed it a lot. I found it to be quite haunting and creepy at times too. Hitchcock’s direction was fantastic and the film had some really great plot twists. My one criticism might be the film’s use of rear projection screens. There weren’t too many instances, but occasionally they popped up and looked quite fake and, more importantly, seemed rather unnecessary. There very well might’ve been a logical reason though.

Notorious (1946)
P365 Film #252
You’re pretty much guaranteed something good when you watch a Hitchcock film, and this one is no exception. With him, Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant, you can’t really go wrong. That being said, I wasn’t too sure about this one for the first half of the film. But it picked up in the second half and delivered some great moments. It was about a woman being used by the American government to spy on some Nazi men she knew through her father. The ending was slightly anti-climactic, but still awesome. The acting, the shots, the cinematography, the music - it was all good. 

Notorious (1946)

P365 Film #252

You’re pretty much guaranteed something good when you watch a Hitchcock film, and this one is no exception. With him, Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant, you can’t really go wrong. That being said, I wasn’t too sure about this one for the first half of the film. But it picked up in the second half and delivered some great moments. It was about a woman being used by the American government to spy on some Nazi men she knew through her father. The ending was slightly anti-climactic, but still awesome. The acting, the shots, the cinematography, the music - it was all good.