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Unsung Classics 5: Family Plot (1976)

What’s that? A Hitchcock film considered an unsung classic? Believe it or not the answer is yes.

On this day back in 1980, we lost one of the best film directors there has ever been in the world. 884 more words

Unsung Classics

Women of Psycho

Marion Crane is set up as the main character in this film when the film opens on her and then continues to follow her to work, out of work, and to the Bates Motel. 415 more words

"Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo." –Mary Pickford

“If it’s a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.” … 194 more words

Philosophy And Humor

Number 17 (Alfred Hitchcock, 1932)

The opening of Number 17, the last film Hitchcock made for the Associated British Picture Corporation, features “a delirium of continuity” (to quote Jonathan Rosenbaum) and  a montage of chilled imagery, fluid camera movement and unsettling effects that recalls comparable sequences in the films of Murnau. 252 more words


Mad North North West

· 26 April 2017 ·

A few posts ago I was searching for the origin of an old story. Part of that search took place in the… 726 more words


The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet. 86 more words


All through April, the Tuesday Night Bloggers are on an “Anything Goes” kick: the subject can be anything beginning with the letter “A.” So far this month, I’ve focused on Agatha – Christie, that is – so I thought that, for my final TNG post of the month, I would switch it up to another of my favorite “A” folks: Alfred, as in Hitchcock! 3,125 more words