Alfred Hitchcock

Coming Soon

by Alan Rapp on September 11, 2012

in Nework & Cable TV News 

  • Title: The Girl
  • IMDB: link

HBO has released the first trailer for the cable channel’s new film based around the relationship between Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones) and Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) while working on The Birds. Imelda StauntonPenelope WiltonCandice D’Arcy, and Sean Cameron Michael also star. The Girl premieres on HBO on October 20th.

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Classic Love

by Alan Rapp on February 14, 2011

in Theme Week, Top Tens & Lists

Hollywood has been making romantic movies for decades (and believe it or not there was a time when they were actually good!). If you’re looking for something more than simply latest braindead romcom here are few Hollywood classic love stories worth spending some time with this Valentine’s Day.

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The Great Films – Rear Window

by Alan Rapp on October 7, 2008

in Home Video

  • Title: Rear Window
  • IMDB: link

“Are you interested in solving this case or in making me look foolish?”
“Well, if possible, both.”

With the recent release of Disturbia I thought this would be a good time to introduce a new feature and take a look back at the film which it pays homage to.  Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window is considered one of the director’s finest films by both critics (it earned a 100% Fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes and ranked #42 on AFI’s 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time) and fans (at the time of this review it ranks #16 on IMDB’s Top 250 Films of All Time).

Alfred Hitchcock, ah, there was a man who knew how to tell a tale.  The joy in Rear Window is the simplicity.  One man looking into the windows of his neighbors discovers a little about them, and a little about himself, and uncovers what he believes is evidence of cold-blooded murder.  It’s a film of slow revelations, of constant building tension, of troubled relationships, and of learning the truth about yourself as well as your neighbors.  If you enjoy suspense then you could search long and hard trying to find a flick better than this one.

Stuck at home with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jefferies (Jimmy Stewart) begins to examine the world around him finding numerous worlds in the apartments across the courtyard.  Over the past six weeks these strangers have become his form of entertainment and his only way to experience the outside world.

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