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Hitchcock -- Unparalled Master of Suspense

 
 
Lightwizard
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2005 09:05 am
Glutton for punishment, eh?

You don't remember that gluttony is one of the Seven Deadly Sins?

Not to mention punishing yourself which is akin to a Marquis De Sade complex. Very Happy

Try "Bubbahotep" -- but, actually, I don't find that perculiar cult film boring -- it's slyly funny and provocative. Elvis lives!
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Stray Cat
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jul, 2005 05:18 pm
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The remake of Psycho was on last night


There should be a law against anyone remaking a Hitchcock film. It's like remaking a Van Gogh painting.

There are some things you just don't do.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jul, 2005 06:04 pm
There's some pretty rank (and don't mean Rank productions) Hitchcock. Those films probably shouldn't (or won't) be remade, but to say that all Hitchcock is exempt is not quite critically true.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2005 03:22 pm
In my opinion, the "Psycho" remake, would be considered a good movie if the original didn't exist. It isn't anything like as good as the original, but being a virtual duplicate, it's still decent. I don't see how it can be said to stink, since it is a close immitation of the original. I didn't like the way Anne Heche projected an air of triumph after stealing the money. Janet Leigh played it correctly as a woman troubled by being forced by desperation to commit an act not normally in her nature.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2005 09:26 pm
I totally agree with that and it boils down to how Hitchcock handled his actors as compared to Gus Van Sant (always a provocative and competant director). Hitchcock even went so far as to display his own paranoia of the police by making the traffic cop who stops Janet Leigh darkly ominous.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2005 10:34 pm
Lightwizard wrote:
I totally agree with that and it boils down to how Hitchcock handled his actors as compared to Gus Van Sant (always a provocative and competant director). Hitchcock even went so far as to display his own paranoia of the police by making the traffic cop who stops Janet Leigh darkly ominous.

Hitchcock's police were usually ominous. And in a Hitchcock movie, everyone is guilty, but rarely of what he's accused of.
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dancingnancy
 
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Reply Wed 10 Aug, 2005 01:00 pm
Good point Brandon - nothing is ever really as it seems in Hitchcock's movies. Just wached "the lady vanishes" -- pretty good. I'm looking forward to Flightplan that's coming out soon - looks like a Hitchcock type thriller to me.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 10 Aug, 2005 01:30 pm
"The Lady Vanishes" is a mystery masterpiece -- I've not seen it in so many years, it would be a good one to add to my NetFlix queue. I'm not sure if I will recall the plot twists but actually I hope I don't. At least not like "Dial M for Murder," "Vertigo," and "North by Northwest," although they are always entertaining to see time and time again for the performances and just to observe Hitchcock's artistry.
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dancingnancy
 
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Reply Thu 11 Aug, 2005 12:37 pm
Yes, you should defintely add it to your qeue! (why can't i ever spell that word correctly?)

I like the idea of someone vanishing out of thin air...and the idea of someone disappearing from a plane like in flightplan is really intriguing to me. there are so many options of where the story can go...
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