Oct 2, 2009

The best of Alfred Hitchcock: Notorious

1. Notorious
2. Rear Window
3. North By Northwest
4. Vertigo
5. Strangers on a Train
6. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
7. To Catch a Thief
8. The Trouble With Harry
Notorious, because its has everything — Grant at his darkest, Bergman as a drunk, a three-minute kiss, a great duplicitous plot, and the sleepiest of rescues. Rear Window is endlessly inviting. North by Northwest prefigures everything you see at the cinema during the summer. I'm don't fall for the woozy spell of Vertigo as hard as some, but it is his greatest love story, just as Strangers on a Train is his tightest plot, and The Trouble With Harry has the best weather.

1 comment:

  1. Spot on, though I agree about Vertigo and would push it further down (or off) the list......