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Hitchcock


#1

finally found a site with all the cameo’s



http://hitchcock.tv/cam/cameos.html





ALFRED ROCKS!!!


#2

I opened this new topic for discussions about the man himself. And I moved a interessting post of J.E in this new topic…



So, please use this topic talk about the man himself, his movies IN GENERAL and for interessting stuff like his camoe stuff.



Thanx


#3

I think Hitchcock’s best film is Rear Window. One of the most suspenseful movies of all time.



Here’s my favorite Cock films:


  1. Rear Window
  2. Psycho
  3. North By Northwest
  4. The Birds
  5. Dial M for Murder

#4

hm, I can never decide which one is my fav. There are so many great movies.And he has so much great ideas!



Has someone seen his movie SABOTAGE? Everyone tells me, that it is only a early Hitchcock and not that good. But I really like the way it is filmed. He follows a little boy on his way to a station and it is good made! You start feeling nervous, cuz you know what could happened. We see the boy and the pics what is in his parcel, I like it a lot.





btw, can someone be so kind and explain about the fact that Hitchcock makes cameos in his movies and some other interessting points. Maybe some new people doesn´t know about it and well, my english sucks, so better someon of you post… :-</E>


#5

simply the best director ever, nobody can compete with the tension and suspens that man could bring to the screen


  1. The Man Who Knew too Much
  2. Rear Window
  3. Dial M for Murder
  4. Suspicion
  5. Psycho
  6. North by Northwest
  7. To Catch a Thief
  8. The Birds
  9. Spellbound
  10. the 39 Steps

#6

Although Hitchcock never wrote a script I believe he is still one the most innovative filmmakers. He was a genious at creating some of the most suspensful scens in film history. The movies I’ve seen from his are


  1. Vertigo
  2. Rear Window
  3. The Birds
  4. Physco
  5. The Man who knew to Much
  6. The Wrong Man

#7

definitively one of the best directors of all the time (and of his generation). My 2 favorite movies of him are Psycho (no doubt this is the first place) and The birds ! I just can’t say anything else… Hitchcock is a master so what can we say about him ?

[quote=“CPS”]
Has someone seen his movie SABOTAGE? Everyone tells me, that it is only a early Hitchcock and not that good. But I really like the way it is filmed. He follows a little boy on his way to a station and it is good made! You start feeling nervous, cuz you know what could happened. We see the boy and the pics what is in his parcel, I like it a lot.
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I’ve seen it, and yep’… quite good, but when he made it it was almost excellent : the way to shoot, the story, the actors… But of course comparing to the others later movies, it’s not the best sure !


#8

[quote=“CPS”]
btw, can someone be so kind and explain about the fact that Hitchcock makes cameos in his movies…
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Concerning the cameos : when he started to make cameos in his movies, the people just like it. And he did it again and again in his movie, so the people used to wait for the cameos… And so some people were not so much patient to find his new cameo… So he decided to make all his cameo at the begining of the movies, and the people could be again attentive to the movie (and not waited over and over for the cameo).

[quote=“CPS”]
… and some other interessting points.
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just ask and I will answer if I can…


#9

i didnt lilke psycho too much, vertigo is the shit


#10

[quote=“al bundy”]
i didnt lilke psycho too much, vertigo is the shit
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explain why… I don’t understand how someone can’t like psycho …


#11

[quote=“cyber-lili”]
explain why… I don’t understand how someone can’t like psycho …

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the problem with horror movies is that you can always beat them, there are always movies that come out as time goes on that are more hardcore and badder than the other. i think hitchcocks strength is in the wierd stories he tells were you just never know what will happen next and never know when how it will end-i think thats one talent that hitchcock has like no other, so i love vertigo or the man who knew to much, but too many have modernised the idea behind psycho. so no its not the movie itself thats bad, the movie is not any less better than his usual ones-its just that the idea has bin copied so often a movie made by an unpredictable director has become predictable.


#12

[quote=“al bundy”]
so i love vertigo or the man who knew to much, but too many have modernised the idea behind psycho. so no its not the movie itself thats bad, the movie is not any less better than his usual ones-its just that the idea has bin copied so often a movie made by an unpredictable director has become predictable.
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allright I understand what you mean, but sure you must replace the movie in his context to appreciate it in the exact way.


#13

what kind of a person was Hitchcock? Everyone seems to think he was horrible, but I hope not, because I’m really getting into his films right now.

Sorry to be shallow, but men, please wear more 50s suits? Yes this is on topic, as his films make me sad because everyone wears such crappy clothes now…:frowning: ok so that’s a different issue really.

So yeah, as a person. Mean or misunderstood?


#14

he was a sweet person but he let everyone knew who was boss on set



he was a wonderfull guy, he did alot of charity too and stuff, just a hardass when hes doing hes job (so ive heard)



like, when he was shooting Rebecca he told Joan Fontaine that everybody on the set hated her and hated working with her wich made her sad and cry all the time, simply because thats the feeling she needed for the movie, everybody hated her character too, so he was a ‘method director’ in a way, i also heard in The Birds he actually hurt alot of people without warning them by throwing mechanical birds in their faces etc



he was a cool guy though, he was married for 65 years until the day he died wich is odd in the world of hollyweird 8)


#15

thank you! That’s what I thought. I heard he’d do really horrible practical jokes on set though. I guess that could be to make people tense or something, or just a mis-placed and wierd sense of fun. Also I read that his Dad got him locked up for a while in a cell to teach him not to commit crimes, so he had some excuse. As this is all off imdb, I’m assuming you all know these things.

Also I don’t believe what I read though, and that’s why I asked.


#16

yeah, he was afraid of cops untill he was 50 or so



true story


#17

happy birthday hitch!


#18

i also watched the rear window for film class


#19

I’ve only seen The Birds,Dial M for Murder And Psycho, I really should catch up on my Hitchcock


#20

To this day, Psycho still scares the shit out of me. I still don’t like to take a shower when I am alone in the house. Taxidermists still give me the creeps.