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  1. My list of Hitchcock inspired films not including Brian di Palma are as follows: 1. Gaslight(1944)-George Cukor 2.Spiral Staircase( 1946)-Robert Siodmak 3.Charade(1963)-Stanley Donen 4. Mirage(1965)-Edward Dmytryk
  2. Chris you are correct, making Gary Grant appear to be suspicious but not guilty makes a better film than stating the obvious as in the book. A non-leading or major suppporting actor like ray mailand or robert walker sacrifice little as villians.
  3. If the ord. man placed in ext. circumstances, the "Mcguffin", and drama/thriller laced with humor were the foundation of Hitchcock's "British Thriller Sextet"( 34-38), I would argue that "Foreign Correspondent" not "Shadow of Doubt" was Hitchcock's most significant film during the 1940's. Foreign Correspondent linked the earlier " Sextet Era" with Hitchcock's " High Era"(53-63) with films like N/NW and " To Catch a Thief" as prime examples of this genre. This trend was also seen in Hitchcock's "Declining Era"(64-76) in films like "Torn Curtain". "Shadow of Doubt's" greatest impact was during the brief "Low Period"(47-52) in films like "Stage Freight" and "I Confess". This is why the adv/thriller type film like "Foreign Correspondent" is more a significant type of genre than the "Noir" influenced film "Shadow of Doubt" in Hitchcock's body of work with the exception of "Psycho" which in many ways is his most famous picture. On second thought, with "Psycho" in mind maybe I'm wrong, "Shadow of Doubt" might be Hitchcock's most significant film from the 1940's.
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