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Old 01-24-03, 02:49 PM
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Hitchcock filsm that stand the test of time...

I need some recommendations of Alfred Hitchcock films that have stood well throughout the time.

I have read that some movies such as Rear Window and Psycho (in terms of the subject of voyeurism and dysfunctional killers) have been redone so many times that watching them again won't have as much impact as it did maybe a decade ago.

So far, I myself have only seen The Birds (which I personally think is still terrifying) and Psycho (great film but too dated to make elicit any suspense).

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Watch North by Northwest , it is the best film Hithcock ever made. It feels alot like an Indiana Jones flick. Very, very good.

Vertigo is also another very solid film. You cant go wrong with either of them.
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I think the stuff that dates the least is the oldest stuff. Check out his British films from the 1930's.
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I don't think Rear Window loses any impact because of age and emulation. Hitch's technique was spot on, and the more you watch it the more you pick up. There's tons of "little" stories going on with the minor characters, and lots of revelations about what happens with them and how that reflects on the main storyline. Plus, visually it's a marvel. To me it's an almost "ideal" film, since it is told so "visually" rather than through dialogue.

Plus, not a bad cast (groan)...

Really, you can't go wrong with much Hitchcock. He was a master.
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Even if Psycho has lost its suspense, it still retains great direction and a very good Anthony Hopkins performance.

My favorite Hitchcocks:
Vertigo
Rear Window
Notorious
The 39 Steps
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Rear Window, Vertigo, Shadow of a Doubt, and Psycho all remain quite fresh and excellent.
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Vertigo, North by Northwest, Rebecca, and Psycho are all masterpieces that easily hold the test of time... Notorious and Rear Window are both damn good too!
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I never like Notorious a great amount, just didn't have the same urgency and excitement of his other films. . .
Vertigo, Rear Window, and North by Northwest are all brilliant though.
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I was not a big fan of Notorious or North By Northwest, either. One bored me, the other one I just didn't like.
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I also wouldn't say Rear Window and Psycho lose anything from "time." They have been copied to death and you already know the ending before it happens, but they are still great. Compare that with something like "Marnie" which may have been great at the time, but is now rubbish compared to those movies that have come along since and been far superior in all aspects.

Notorious bored me as well. Try Rope and Strangers on a Train.

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