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    While we're waiting...

    Pick your favourite Hitchcock film and let us know why.
    You can only pick one!

    I would say that my all time fave is Rear Window.

    Why? James Stewart and Grace Kelly are hard to beat, but what I really love about this film is that it all takes place in an apartment with a bird's eye view of the neighbours. The slow build up of suspense was brilliant. Once again proving that less is more.

    With such great acting, strong visuals and an amazing script it really didn't need anything else.

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    Rear Window also! LOVE that film for the same reason, one location and it's all about the acting. (plus, Grace is REALLY easy on the eye!)

    On a side note... I believe she was discovered at the local gym!


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    The Birds. I've seriously watched that at least ten times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac_Brody View Post
    The Birds. I've seriously watched that at least ten times.
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    I'd have to say "Strangers on a Train"(1951).

    Had I the 'opportunity' to remake it, I'd probably keep it as a 1950's period film... for me, an 'airplane' just wouldn't work as the 'chance meeting' place... or if 'modernized' set in Europe, since train travel is still popular...

    The other adaptations of Patricia Hightower's "Ripley" series I don't think have done as well.

    As for 'why'... well Black and White for one... The storyline has a certain 'realism', and not junked up too much with then pop-psychobabble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j1clark@ucsd.edu View Post
    I'd have to say "Strangers on a Train"(1951).
    It's been way too long since I've seen that one. I'll have to rent it.


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    The birds for me.

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    Dial "N' for Nerdier

    Oh wait. That's my life story

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    "Psycho." A professor in college guided us through the shower scene fame by frame back when laserdiscs had a toehold.




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    Vertigo, hands down.

    The lighting, acting, music, it's just a film that works so perfectly. One of the very few films that really messed with me for several days after I saw it.
    I invented the "remove echo" audio filter. And only people that boom their actors closely get to use it.

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