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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

director:  Alfred Hitchcock;

starring:  Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre;

awards: ;

country:  UK;

release date: April 15th 1934;

run time: 75 min;

genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama; 216 more words


(Always guilty) until proven otherwise

Cary Grant is wrongly accused of stabbing a man at the UN headquarters and chased after throughout the whole Hitchcock‘s classic North by northwest… 221 more words

Vertigo - Boileau & Narcejac trans. Geoffrey Sainsbury 

A few years ago when my children were much younger and we were too skint and tired to go out much, we started catching up with classic movies and foreign language films we’d never, but should have, seen. 458 more words


Psycho (1960)

A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. 82 more words

Dorsals and ventrals: neuroscience, film and literature

The incredibly brilliant Mark Cousins has written a fascinating article in September’s Sight and Sound which explores the ways in which a knowledge of neuroscience and its study of behavioural patterns can illuminate the study of film. 1,406 more words

Teaching Ideas

Week 33: Jamaica Inn (1939), Costume Dramas, and Wet Hot American Summer

Disclaimer: These essays presume you’ve seen the film in question. If you want to avoid spoilers, watch the movie first!

“Oh Lord, we pray thee– 2,200 more words


Latex Vampire and the Karmic Lone Star

A horror short story by Joshua Powell.

The bas-relief face gazed back at me with its rictus rusted in place, a harsh contrast to the slime green paint peeling from the Texas summer brick. 2,333 more words