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  1. After my post on the Hitchcock style - I would start by saying David Mamet - but too many directors! LOL - The writer of The Usual Suspects - Christopher McQuarrie - Maybe David Lynch - but again too many directors Actor - Tim Robbins Actor - The return of Sharon Stone - there are excellent blondes for the cool role - but maybe he would discover the Red Head - my personal choice. Actor - Tom Hanks - of course Aug 2 in NYC screening of Soul Bass Creates There are several Hich related articles on the the Oscar.com site including Hollywood’s Golden Age in The Perfect Match: Hollywood Costume Collaborations - Just found this great site.
  2. I will add HOUSE OF GAMES written and directed by David Mamet. I love Mamet's work when he plays with your head. I thought of posting THE SPANISH PRISONER but with the performance of Lindsay Crouse - I think it fits the "Hitchcock style". Mamet creates a two unique characters - Margaret Ford (Crouse) and Mike (Joe Mantegna). The story is based in the world of the con - and the manipulation of the victim. Crouse as the "the cool blonde" in the piece is amazing. It is dark and at times disturbing and the relationship between Mike and Margaret is complex and fascinating. While the plot is interesting it is the characters and their development that makes this a film I watch and watch again. There are wonderful characters within the piece and the there are numerous twists and turns - and a great ending. If you have not seen House of Games I highly recommend it. Remember to hold onto your wallet. I did think about TWIN PEAKS - if just for the cinematography and The MUSIC.
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  4. Greetings and thank you for so much for a great experience. Would you please discuss Anthony Perkins role in Psycho. What was his relationship with Hitchcock? Was he involved in the shower scene? I have always felt for him as an actor for while it is an incredible piece of work I believe it stopped his career from moving forward. The part was so readily identified with him it handicapped him. Nancy K.
  5. As with many of Hitch's films I saw them as a young teen - and certainly at my first viewing I did not really understand the basic themes of the movie. As I watch it in my older and wiser years I understand the incredible work by Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. However, I must admit that now as I watch I have issues with Judy's character and Madeline's character. That Judy could portray Madeline with Madeline's look, sophistication, and speaking style is just a hard leap for me. That Judy can maintain the character - in the personal and intimidate encounters with Scottie has over time clouded my enjoyment in watching the movie.
  6. I love this film - it has been a favorite for many many years. The first time I saw it - I was in my teens and my sister and I were watching it in the basement family room. At the end as Jimmy is dangling from the window my sister and I are screaming at the screen. My parents came running downstairs certain that we were killing each other. But onto more serious reflections - the opening of the film tells you everything you need to know to about the main character. You know his name, how he broke his leg, what he does for a living, that he confined to a wheelchair, a brief view of the neighbors, and that it is hot! I just love it - in under a minute Hitch sets you up for the film gets you comfortable and sets you up for a really great story. It is a tale told with style and great dialog - especially Thelma Ritter! I just love her and to pair her with Grace Kelly - brilliant!
  7. Finally - I can post to the message board! I have missed so many opportunities to post and comment on all of the great films we have seen and studies so far - but I am loving the course. So I have share a bit of trivia with all of you. Ross Bagdasarian is the actor portraying the pianist. Ross will go on to develop a character called David Seville and will give the world the recording trio known as the Chipmunks. Alvin! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Bagdasarian_Sr.

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