Saturday, April 09, 2011

Hitchcock



A to Z Blogging Challenge: Movie Memories
Blogging about the movies that made an impact on my life

Alfred Hitchcock is in a category all by himself. 

Psycho (1960): "They may have fooled me, but they didn't fool my mother."

Rear Window (1954): Trapped in a wheelchair and your only weapon is a camera.

North by Northwest (1959): "I didn't realize you were an art collector. I thought you just collected corpses."

The Birds (1963): Birds attack Bodega Bay -- blowing up cars, burning down buildings, and mutilating every human within pecking distance. Rambo has nothing on them.

Vertigo (1958): Will the real Madeleine please stand up?

Strangers on a Train (1951): "I have the perfect weapon right here: these two hands."

18 comments:

li said...

Loved Rear Window and Vertigo. Never watched Psycho, thank goodness. I do enjoy taking showers!

Siv Maria said...

I have been waiting for this name to come up today. After seeing the Birds a long time ago, I am still freeking out over it. M. Night Shyamalan is a big Hitchcock fan, that is why he always makes cameo appearances in his films :) Nice post as usual.

Huntress said...

Rear Window.

Not just one of Hitchcock's best but in the running for all-time best movie.

Name: Luana Krause said...

Lisa, Siv, Huntress: I'm a huge Hitchcock fan. I agree, Rear Window is absolutely brilliant!

Jennee said...

I love so many of these movies. Hitchcock was pretty much awesome!

Jeanne said...

I am old enough to boast that I used to watch The Hitchcock Hour on TV every week. It was great. Nothing like them any more. I can hear the music running through my head right now.

Bz said...

Nice to meet you through the A-Z challenge! Hope to see you around!

Name: Luana Krause said...

Jennee, Jeanne, Barbara: Hitch was a genius. I remember the TV show, too. I loved the theme song: March of the Marionettes.

Sarah Allen said...

I watched Vertigo by myself at two in the morning one time. Totally screwed me up for a while :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Name: Luana Krause said...

Hi, Sarah: I hear you! The first time I saw Psycho was alone in my house on the late late late show.

Alison Stevens said...

Loved Hitchcock's work. So glad you featured him!

Name: Luana Krause said...

Alison: What would a "movie" theme be without our friend Alfred?

Madeleine said...

I ducked low when a bird flew over my head after watching The Birds. I hadn't realised until recently it was a novel by Daphne Du Maurier. Hitcock films are classics. :O)

Arlee Bird said...

Such a great director! I used to watch his TV show when it came on right before Twilight Zone--or was it after. No matter--it was some great television viewing when I was a kid.


Lee
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Name: Luana Krause said...

Madeleine: Du Mariere also wrote the novel, Rebecca, another Hitch film...his only Academy Award winner (1940). He really knew where to look for good stories.

Name: Luana Krause said...

Arlee: The TV show was great. I like that he made cameo appearances in his movies. It's fun to find him...like "Where's Waldo?"

Craig Edwards said...

Boy howdy! Hitch was the Master of Suspense - His films are guaranteed to give you thrills chills and spills! You definitely hit the high points even lesser Hitchcock is always worth a look. Thanks for acknowledging him!

Name: Luana Krause said...

Hi, Craig: I am a HUGE Hitchcock fan! One of the great filmmakers of all time.