Monday, August 13, 2007

Go Hitchcock, it's your birthday, we're gonna party like it's your birthday.

So he is dead, but I just can't resist dedicating another post to my favourite director of all time. This is, after all, a man, so important, that he got an entire google logo dedicated to him:
Hehe.

My top 5 Alfred Hitchcock films:
01. Rear Window
02. Rebecca
03. Rope
04. Vertigo
05. Dial M for Murder

Best 5 Hitchcock films:
01. Vertigo
02. Rear Window
03. Psycho
04. North by Northwest
05. The Lady Vanishes

Favourite Hitchcock leading man/character? James Stewart, particularly as LB Jeffries in Rear Window. In the movie, he's a world-class action photographer with a broken leg, suffering the heat of the hottest time of the year, so hot that his neighbours keep their blinds and shades up day. He's been in his apartment for six weeks and has one more to go before the cast is removed. Utterly bored with everything, he looks through his telescope at his neighbours, which ranges from the pitch-perfect vibratto of the one-time opera singer practicing on the third floor; the trills of a flautist; and maybe even a murder...

I try to be like Grace Kelly.Favourite Hitchcock blonde: Of all time, It’s a tie for me between Ingrid Bergman (Spellbound, Notorious, Under Capricorn) and Grace Kelly (Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief), but I’d definitely give Joan Fontaine a mention, simply for giving one of the best female performances of all time, in Rebecca.
















favourite Hitchcock cameo: In Marnie where he enters from the left of the hotel corridor after Tippi Hedren passes by.

Some of Hitchcock’s best scenes:
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love that last still, one of the sexiest screen kisses

mara said...

emma, i'm traumatised - i just saw keira knightley, coleen rooney and hilary duff on the same page in a paper!

Emma said...

Hehe, to quote Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You...

"What is this, asshole day?"

Justine said...

I love Hitchcock, definetely one of the all time best. I can watch his films again, and again and never get tired of them. My fvaourites would probably be

1) Notorious
2) Rear Window
3) Shadow of a Doubt
4) The 39 Steps
5) I Confess

RC said...

cool list and pics emma...go hitchcock :-)

Edward Copeland said...

You usually can't go wrong with Hitch, though there are exceptions. His movies that made my all-time top 100 list earlier this year:

81. North By Northwest
68. Notorious
53. Psycho
52. Vertigo
48. Shadow of a Doubt
40. Strangers on a Train
8. Rear Window