Everything posted by Field_Trish
Oh TCM. You are really starting to get on my nerves. Why would you not put all Hitchcock movies currently airing live on the on demand option? I was so mad when I missed Rebecca but then thought I could catch it on demand. Then to my disappointment you didn't put that on there. Then of course I missed Notorious and you again didn't put that on demand either. That's so unfair! I know everyone nowadays has a DVR but I do not. How hard is it to just make these movies available on demand? Especially during Hitchcock class time. I get it that maybe other movies are ok to leave out but if you're off
Given the story behind this scene and the fact that it's not a story that shocks the modern world anymore, the fact that there is no sound in this clip, the dolly shot, and the juxtaposition on the images towards the end make this clip a lot scarier than it should have been. Other than the sound being off for our viewing benefit in this clip, I think that is one of the things Hitchcock managed to achieve so well and why no one can ever touch him. I enjoyed this daily dose very much.
Not a big fan of silent films. I do enjoy Charlie Chaplin ones though. I've seen some of Hitchcock's early British work, but not this particular one. I wonder if this is on TCM's schedule for July. If so, I shall try and catch it. From that clip, I could definitely recognize some of his style from his peak days in the 40's and 50's. When I saw the picture before reading the notes, what I immediately went to was the staircase shot. What is a Hitchcock movie without a staircase shot? It was really great to see that this is something he started early on and never got rid of it. And I am glad