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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.



  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!


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

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