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Tom Geraghty

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  1. The Harrison Ford movie The Fugitive (1993) borrows heavily from Hitchcock themes - the "wrong man," for example. It even borrows some scenes directly from Hitchcock movies (as in the scene where Ford/Dr. Kimball escapes the US marshalls by joining the St. Patrick's Day parade - Richard Hannay pulls a similar move at one point in The 39 Steps).
  2. I saw Fred Zinneman's The Day of the Jackal (1973) (based on a Frederick Forsyth novel) recently and it struck me that there are several Hitchcockian elements to this movie: (1) It has a Macguffin - the identity of the villain character (played by Edward Fox) - the authorities never find out who he really is (2) It has something of a double chase - the bad guy trying to enact his plot, and the security services/police trying to capture him (3) The villain is an attractive one, as in many Hitchcock movies - he's capable, meticulous, very resourceful, dashing -- it's very interesting
  3. Hitchcock is probably the most famous movie director in film history (who else could compare as a cultural icon? Orson Welles? Steven Spielberg?). What aspects of Hitchcock and his body of work do you think have resonated so strongly with both film critics and with the public at large?
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