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#41 morrison94114

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:17 PM

1. Shadow of a Doubt

2. Strangers on a Train

3. Notorious

4. North by Northwest

5. The Man Who Knew Too Much (yes...the Doris Day version)


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#42 Michael Linehan

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:39 PM

1. Vertigo

2. Notorious

3. Dial "M" for Murder

4. North By Northwest

5. Psycho

 

Honorable Mentions: Lifeboat, Frenzy, Rebecca

 

I'll never forget the first time I saw Vertigo. I was floored when the reveal happened. Amazing experience and one of the best I've had with any film.


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#43 Chuck V.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 10:06 AM

Sure, I'll play along. These are in chronological order:

 

1. Murder!

2. The 39 Steps

3. Rope

4. Psycho

5. Frenzy


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#44 ThePaintedLady

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:20 AM

My Top 5:

 

1. Rear Window

2. Shadow of a Doubt

3  Foreign Correspondent

4. The Trouble with Harry

5. Sabotage


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 08:00 PM

My Top 5

 

1.  Suspicion

2.  Sabateour

3.  Stage Freight

4. North by Northwest

5. Strangers on a Train


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#46 Marnie68

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:52 PM

   1. Rear Window

   2. Rope

   3. North By Northwest

   4. Strangers on A Train

   5. Psycho                 


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#47 irregularverbs55

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:43 PM

I went through a Hitchcock kick last summer and saw about 30 of his films. I only saw most of them once, so I'm hoping to watch some of them again throughout this course. Here are my favorites as of now: 

 

1. Psycho 

2. Rear Window 

3. Vertigo 

4. North by Northwest 

5. Dial M for Murder 


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#48 Jerry Stinson

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:32 AM

You and I agree on four of the five. But your top pick, Vertigo, I don't get. Sooooo far-fetched. (I'm wondering if this is indeed Hitchcock having Jimmy Stewart act out what Hitch himself actually wanted to do--to create the perfect woman to suit his own tastes.)

 

Anyway, I'll have to give Vertigo another look. You're in good company with that choice.

1. Vertigo
2. Psycho
3. North By Northwest
4. Rear Window
5. The Birds


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#49 Jerry Stinson

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:28 AM

1. Psycho

2. Rear Window

3. North by Northwest

4. The Birds

5. Marnie

 

Notes:

a. Psycho and Rear Window are both marvels from start to finish. There's no such thing as "watching them too many times."

b. Choices 3, 4, and 5 all have remarkable scenes:

c. North by Northwest has the drunk Cary Grant somehow not driving off a cliff and then slurring his speech in the police station; the cropduster scene, including Cary's conversation with the local guy who's waiting for a bus; the crazy auction bidding; the matchbook with a must-read note on it.

d. The Birds has the leaning love birds during the car ride; the crows gathering in the school yard; the entire restaurant scene, including the fire and the bird's-eye view; Tippi trapped in the bedroom.

e. Marnie has the title character stealing company money and tiptoeing past the washerwoman; Bruce Dern as an indiscriminately affectionate sailor. 


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:52 AM

1. The Birds
2. Notorious
3. North By Northwest
4. Suspicion
5. Strangers on a Train

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 08:42 AM

My list is pretty tentative too, I have five favorites but it's hard to put them in order!

  1. Rebecca (1940)
  2. North by Northwest (1959)
  3. Marnie (1964)
  4. Rear Window (1954)
  5. Dial M for Murder (1954)

That was actually way harder than I thought it would be! I should also mention that The Birds (1963) is probably tied for at least one of those spots, and Rope (1948) and Suspicion (1941) are gems in my book but I simply haven't seen them as many times as the others, at least not enough to put them on my list. I actually hope that this changes as I learn more about Hitchcock and become more familiar with his films!


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#52 LRH

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 08:19 AM

1) Rear Window (Grace Kelly is radiant and smart. Clever story.)

2) Vertigo (The score is incredible.)

3) Shadow of a Doubt (Wonderful depiction of everyday life in the 40s - evil lurks in cute little towns.)

4) Psycho (The score, again.)

5) Strangers on a Train (Tennis, trains, the lighter, merry-go-rounds!)



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 08:01 AM

1) Vertigo -- this changed my life when I saw it!!!!!
2) The Man Who Knew Too Much with Doris Day
3) Dial M for Murder
4) Rebecca
5) Psycho

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:49 AM

Rope ...one of my favorites along w/ ...Psycho & Birds & I;m trying to watch (for the first time) the old silent ones & earlier ones before the re-makes came along to confuse me



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:46 AM

Great Idea....Love seeing everyone's favorite....yes as stated earlier this may change as the course continues

 

1.  Notorius

2.  Rear Window

3.  Suspicion

4.  Rebecca

5. Dial M for Murder



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:41 AM

Finally able to comment here after trying to get in for 2 days...just watched DVD:  Blackmail ...saw Hitchcock in there...watched The Pleasure Garden & The Lodger ...loved the dog Cuddles in Pleasure Garden... Hitchcock humor & i'll say it is nice to be in here ... I'm doing the #Hitchcock50 class

 



#57 Pop Leibel

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 06:43 AM

No one has 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'? Interesting. Either version? I'm aghast.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:04 AM

1)  Rear Window
2)  Psycho
3)  Vertigo
4)  The Birds
5)  Rebecca
 
 
 

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:04 PM

My faves:

1)  Rebecca (sentimental reasons)

2)  Rear Window

3)  North by Northwest

4)  Vertigo

5)  Dial M for Murder

 

Guilty pleasure:

The Trouble With Harry



#60 mariaeliz

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 10:54 PM

I have to confess that I have only seen about 4 Hitchcock films (which will change throughout this course) - The Birds, Torn Curtain, Marnie, and Psycho.

 

I think The Birds will remain in my top 5 at the end of this course because it's one I'll never tire of watching, and I notice something new each time. Torn Curtain is another favorite (which is probably an unpopular opinion), but mostly because of the actors in it.


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