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Old 12-19-07, 04:26 PM
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The 39 Steps, Young and Innocent, Foreign Correspondent, Saboteur, The Wrong Man and North by Northwest are all very similar; all dealing with mistaken identity and/or man on the run.
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Also check out his TV series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents".
Hitchcock has many witty opening and closing comments.
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I decided to buy the Masterpiece Collection earlier today from Amazon for $60.99, which contains many of these films that I had not seen such as Marnie and Rope and Frenzy and The Birds and Saboteur, so that will aid me in delving further into the master's body of works.

I made a note about the other ones you guys have mentioned (in particular, Foreign Correspondent and The Wrong Man seem to have gotten the strongest positive response).
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Marnie and The Trouble With Harry.

RE: Rope - Just like the protagonists of the film kill for no reason other than to kill, Hitchcock uses a "single take" illusion for no reason other than to use it, which results in some pretty rediculous transitions. Not a "bad film" by a longshot, but I would certainly recommend Marnie and The Trouble With Harry ahead of it along with the others that people have mentioned.
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All of them.
Old 12-21-07, 08:42 PM
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While not a Hitchcock film in name, I watched Charade earlier today and enjoyed that one. It felt a lot like a continuation of North By Northwest with the ever-charming-even-at-age-60 Cary Grant. The dialogue at times was a little bit too snappy and too cute for me, but the editing in the movie was great and the suspenseful climax was great. Loved it. It had everything of a Hitchcock thriller except the wrongfully accused man trying to prove his innocence.

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