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Gus & Travis Talk Film: Alfred Hitchcock | January 9, 2014

Here is a new episode in our video blog where Gus and I discuss film. This time we talk about Alfred Hitchcock, covering everything from his British period to Vertigo, Marnie, The Wrong Man, and Notorious.

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  1. Great discussion there guys, raising some interesting points. I found myself nodding in agreement with the assertion that Hitch’s British period is somewhat overrated in terms of it’s significance within his career. Personally, i like a lot of his British movies, especially the 1934-39 ones, but I do feel they lack the polish and depth that really became apparent when he moved to the States.

    I was also happy to hear Psycho referred to as a crime thriller as opposed to a horror movie. I’ve never been comfortable with that horror label either, so It’s nice to know I’m not alone there.

    And finally Marnie. I liked that film from the first time I saw it, without really understanding why. It’s only as I got older that I learned to appreciate how layered and complex it is. It tended to be slated by others frequently though, and I did begin to wonder if my judgment was flawed. I quite agree that Connery gave a most interesting performance, bringing to life a very strange and compelling character.

    All in all, terrific stuff guys.

    Comment by Colin — January 9, 2014 @ 9:04 pm

    • Thanks for the feedback, Colin. I’m glad to hear your thoughts on the British period and Marnie/Psycho!

      Travis

      Comment by gustravis — January 10, 2014 @ 3:45 pm


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