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  1. For about a year I have been trying to find out why TCM refuses to air Hitchcock’s Notorious with Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. I don’t think it has been aired in several years. Any previous attempt to get a reply from TCM has not worked. Is there some politically correct reason why the movie has been off the schedule? With a full day of Hitchcock films set for Thanksgiving, it would have been a perfect time to resume airing it. Does anyone know anything about the fate of Notorious?
  2. Note: I have no idea how studio politics worked! And I know some of them were B-listers but I don't care. I think they're amazing. Sidney Poitier-I think they would get along well Carole Landis- We all know Hitchcock loved to cast blondes. And I'm sure he would find some way to make use of her athleticism Lizabeth Scott- Same reason I picked Carole Lauren Bacall Alan Ladd Eleanor Parker Frances Dee Barbara Nichols Vincent Prince John Garfield Robert Ryan Audrey Totter Jennifer Jones Leslie Howard Ruth Hussey Paulette Goddard Honorable mention Gail Russell-I want to p
  3. Prof. Edwards In reverse order: Thank you for an interesting, enjoyable class. Now a day without a Hitchcock film has something missing (in a good way.) I watched F. W. Murnau's The Last Laugh available on DVD. If you do another Hitch class with TCM I strongly suggest Asking TCM to see if they can broadcast it. Really provides an insight into Hitchcock's inspiration and loyalty to an art form. Doesn't distract from giving The Master his due. Will you be repeating the course, how do I find out what & when future courses will be? And will Noir course be repeated? I wish I'd know
  4. Hello, I enjoyed being part of the fan panel today, thought you might like my "lecture notes" - Walter Twitter handle: @popcornbytes Alfred Hitchcock and the James Bond films.pdf Alfred Hitchcock and the James Bond films.pdf
  5. The lecture videos are informative and I'm glad they're part of the 50 Years of Hitchcock course. The set reminds me of PBS talk shows: I don't watch Charlie Rose, but he comes to mind! The black background is more appropriate, however, for Hitchcock (and for film noir). Thank you to Dr. Edwards and to Dr. Gehring for giving us their time and expertise.
  6. The Decades television channel is binge-showing The Alfred Hitchcock Hour this weekend (August 5 to 6, 2017). Check your local listings!
  7. Hi Hitchcock50 students: The second Daily Dose is the opening sequence from Hitchcock's third film, his 1927 hit The Lodger. Watch the clip in the second daily module labeled JUN 27 module in Canvas, and then post your reflections and observations on this message board. Today's three prompts are: 1. Compare the opening of The Lodger to the opening of The Pleasure Garden - what similarities and differences do you see between the two films? 2. Identify elements of the "Hitchcock style" in this sequence? Please provide specific examples. Even if you are not sure if it is the "Hitchc
  8. There is no doubt in my mind. I will always remember this course as one of the most informative and fulfilling experiences of my life. I have learned so much about Hitchcock and film-making in general it makes my head spin! I've already warned all my friends I will be boring them to death with my newfound knowledge. We've covered The Hitchcock Touch in so much depth. I thought I would challenge my memory and compose a list of 'touch points' I can use a reference when watching a Hitchcock film, or others for that matter. Feel free to challenge my list, add to it, or create your own. T
  9. 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
  10. Topaz was a little long, but it held my interest. The different European locations and the fact that it didn’t include any stars are sometimes mentioned as reasons not to like the film, but fewer distractions allowed me to focus on the story, which was a great mix of character details and international espionage. I thought it worked really well. I especially liked the overhead shot of Juanita de Cordoba falling, after being shot by Rico Parra, with her beautiful purple dress spreading out around her, as though it were a stand-in for her blood. And there are plenty of other shots/reasons to
  11. I'm sad that the Hitchcock class is coming to an end as I have enjoyed it immensely and hope TCM will do the following: 1. Have ongoing classes like the Hitchock Class 2. Create a low cost online streaming site like Netflix... so more people including myself can watch TCM daily. I refuse to pay $140 in Long Beach, CA just to get 1 channel TCM. Crazy (I don't watch most of the mindless tv programming that is out there. Concerning the score to Frenzy. There are some interesting facts people might not know: Henry Mancini was originally commissioned to write the score to F
  12. My DVR malfunctioned the other night, and I missed the beginning of TCM's broadcast of Psycho, which means I missed the interview with the director of the documentary about Psycho! So now I am wondering if there is any way I can watch the interview. I am so disappointed as I have watched every Hitchcock movie which has aired this month (with the exception of The Birds and Jamaica Inn), but my DVR just picked the best film of all to malfunction during! Please does someone have a link to the interview somewhere? (And please don't suggest I join TCM Backlot. I do not care to spend $87 t
  13. Good Day: I'm James Spencer, a musicologist from Long Beach, California. I wanted to create a panel discussion on the key points to Bernard Herrmann's score for Hitchcock's Psycho. Psycho is the most iconic horror score of all time and set the bar to inspire other horror film composers to compose in a similar style. Here are some key points about Bernard Herrmann's Psycho score: 1. Scored for only String Orchestra using the whole voicing range of instruments: violins I and II, violas, cellos and double bass. Each line of music often was divided into two parts to create 8 to 10 v
  14. I confess to being more than a little disappointed with some aspects of Hitchcock 50. 1. Far too many of the early British films. Those of us who love Hitchcock would naturally want to believe that every one of his films is a masterpiece. Personally, I think that about 80% of his films from The Man Who Knew Too Much to Family Plot are somewhere between very good and masterpieces, and I'm including in that number some I don't particularly like, like The Wrong Man, The Birds, and The Trouble With Harry. Except for The Lodger, the rest of the silents are darned near unwatchable--flashes o
  15. Thanks to this course, I scored 100% on this Revolvy quiz on Hitchcock. See how you do. https://www.revolvy.com/main/show.php?id=119&qno=0
  16. I appreciate the lecture on film noir by Dr. Edwards. It gives clarity to what makes film noir "film noir." I have seen a number of the better known and lesser known films noir, courtesy of TCM, especially when the theme of the evening or month is film noir. That said, I feel the Dr. Edwards is trying to prove a point that isn't there. Hitchcock has long been a sort of genre or type of film unto himself. If I were to put a film noir such as "Kiss of Death" or "Double Indemnity" side by side with any of Hitchcock's films (and let's use "Shadow of A Doubt"), I would be hard pressed to see th
  17. Note: Because this thread discusses the ending of a film, of course there are SPOILERS. Suspicion is notorious (pun INTENDED) for the changed ending from the book. The producers, concerned about Cary Grant's image, demanded the change. In the book, Johnny (Cary Grant), is a murderer, while in the movie, he is not a murderer. Most people, including Hitchcock himself, complain about the change, and feel that by Hollywood imposing a happy ending it weakens the picture. I am in a minority for two reasons, one obvious, and one perhaps not. Firstly, I agree with the producers, in that I myse
  18. I understand why Hitchcock liked to use movie stars. It was a quick way to connect a character to the audience without having to provide a lot of exposition. It can also change the denouement of the movie. (I am thinking specifically about Ivor Novello vs Laird Cregar in The Lodger and Cary Grant in Suspicion.) So my question is... if you don't have a sense of the persona of the stars in the movie, how do you make that connection, understand the motivations of the characters, and see why Hitchcock chose to end the movie the way he did?
  19. I created this topic for those in the 50 Years of Hitchcock class that wanted a deeper examination of the masterpiece ROPE (1948). Though it was mentioned by Professor Edwards, I was sad that there were no clips/discussion questions as I feel this is an incredibly important film in Hitchcock's oeuvres. This is Hitchcock's first color film and the story is based on the 1929 play by Patrick Hamilton (with the same name). The brilliant Arthur Laurents did the screenplay. The story is loosely based on the real life 1924 murder of a 14 year old boy named Bobby Franks by University of
  20. Although it's only the beginning of a very long course, filled with over 40 of Hitchcock's films, just as notable should be the films that are not being shown over the course of the next month. Whether for lack of time, lack of rights, lack of materials, or lack of interest, there are 13 films directed by Alfred Hitchcock that will not be shown. (This is assuming that the list of films that TCM provided is comprehensive.) They are as follows: The Pleasure Garden (1925) The Mountain Eagle (1927) [this film is lost, which explains its absence] Easy Virtue (1928) Champagne (1928) Juno and t
  21. Identify a scene in a Hitchcock film that made you smile, giggle, or laugh! My nominee is a couple of seconds in the "fire outside the restaurant" scene in The Birds. In the midst of the chaos caused by the attacking birds and the gasoline-fueled fire, a buckboard comes flying around the corner, with no one at the reins! It's straight out of a TV Western. I think Hitchcock was doing what he always did in a film: amusing himself, and welcoming anyone in the audience who noticed the joke to laugh along with him. It's at 2:53 in this clip:
  22. Can you remember all of Hitchcock's film titles? https://www.sporcle.com/games/g/alfredhitchcock Can you recognize this Hitchcock cameos? https://www.sporcle.com/games/nscox/alfred-hitchcock-cameos-a-slideshow FWIW, Sporcle is a very addictive, trivia-oriented website. Check it out since they have countless of trivia games for just about any topic.
  23. Recently my wife and I stayed a night in Bodega Bay, CA so we could visit the site of Hitchcock's 1963 film, The Birds. The inn we stayed at loaned us a DVD of The Birds and a DVD player. The young woman who set us up in the room was quite knowledgeable about the film, even though I don't think she was born yet when the film was released. The cafe burned down some time ago and the phone booth was a prop. But the school is still nearby in the town of Bodega. It is a private residence now but you can take a picture of the outside. The jungle gym was never next to the school. It was impor
  24. ATTENTION CANADIAN HITCHCOCK FANS: I don't know if this is an error of the listing of the movie version, but: SILVER SCREEN CLASSICS is scheduled to air the 1927 film The Lodger starring Ivor Novello in the title role as directed by Hitchcock. I saw this recently for the first time on youtube with a horrendous soundtrack that had singing of two songs -one near the beginning of the film - and one near the ending of the film. This really ruined the suspense. I don't know if the movie airing tonight has a different soundtrack or not. They my even have the wrong title versi
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