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« on: March 14, 2003, 01:28:28 PM »
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Anyone?  Seriously, I can't believe no one has brought him up.  He's definitely one of my favorite directors of all time.
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2003, 01:43:49 PM »
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No arguments here: I think the guy's a genius... Vertigo, Pscho, Rear Window: they're three of my favourite films of all time.
Then there's North By Northwest.
...And Rebecca.
And Strangers on a Train. Oh: and The Lodger. And The Birds. Notorious...

Like I said: the guy's a genius, what can you say...? I think the reason he hasn't got a place on the site is because of his deadness. Of the other directors, the only one who is no longer with us is Kubrick, and that's been disputed too...

Not whether he's dead. Whether he should be on the site.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2003, 01:51:40 PM »
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It's so strange how some people can see so clearly how brilliant a director is and others think he/she sucks.

Great list of Hitch films you mentioned.  Have you seen "The 39 Steps"?  I just watched it a few months ago and I thought it was great.  He was so good at fitting humorous moments into tense situation (as are most great directors I suppose.)  I really want to see some of more of his earlier stuff, especially the silents.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2003, 03:19:13 PM »
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Spellbound was very excellent as well. I think I've only seen 3 Hitchcock films ever: Spellbound, North By Northwest, & Psycho (of course).

He's a director I definitely need to catch up on.

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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2003, 03:45:56 PM »
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Never heard of him.
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2003, 06:18:57 PM »
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Quote from: jmj
It's so strange how some people can see so clearly how brilliant a director is and others think he/she sucks.


LOL

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2003, 11:04:13 AM »
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good point cecil, let's hope jmj was being as sarcastic as you
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2003, 11:31:28 AM »
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good point cecil, let's hope jmj was being as sarcastic as you


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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2003, 11:14:49 AM »
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 I really want to see some of more of his earlier stuff, especially the silents.


See The Lodger! Gorgeous and {shudder} great ending.

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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2003, 02:59:56 PM »
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NORTH BY NORTHWEST and SUSPICION are my two favorite alfred hitchcock films.
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2003, 02:55:27 PM »
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See The Lodger! Gorgeous and {shudder} great ending.


Thanks for the suggestion I'll check it ASAP.

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good point cecil, let's hope jmj was being as sarcastic as you


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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2003, 03:59:51 PM »
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Definitely...Hitchcock was a fucking genius.

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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2003, 02:43:49 PM »
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Yes... I... must... also... agree... bzzzt

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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2003, 03:35:37 PM »
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Never heard of him.


Lol...I was just thinking if I had said this how some people probably would have believed me and gotten pissed.  8)

Anyway, I've only seen Rear Window and The Birds...and even I think he's a genius.

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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2003, 04:26:35 PM »
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Never heard of him.


Lol...I was just thinking if I had said this how some people probably would have believed me and gotten pissed.  8)


No, seriously, who is this Hitchcock guy? Robyn?
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