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Old 22-04-2002, 22:53   #1
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What is Hitchcocks best film???

I am going to get one or more of Hitchcocks films on DVD this week but ive only seen Psycho.

But what ones the best, im thinking of:

Vertigo
The man who knew too much
The birds
The rear window.

Your rcommendations please.
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Old 22-04-2002, 22:59   #2
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I always had a soft spot for The Birds. Psycho and North By Northwest are pretty damn good too.
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Old 22-04-2002, 23:01   #3
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Mine is North by Northwest. Only about £7 for a great DVD and film.
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Old 22-04-2002, 23:06   #4
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Thanks,

North by northwest has been ordered. still looking at some more.
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Old 23-04-2002, 00:00   #5
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IMO I own his best 4

North By Northwest
Psycho
Rear Window
Vertigo

The Birds is one I wanna pick up, great movie also
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North by Northwest. Got it on dvd for £10 from tesco (impulse buy) and am very gald I did!
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"Rear Window" just gets better and better.

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I think his best two films are Notorious and Vertigo.

However, I'm also very keen on The 39 Steps, Rebecca, Shadow Of A Doubt, Strangers on a Train, North By Northwest, Psycho and the underrated Frenzy.
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Old 23-04-2002, 07:52   #9
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I've always loved watching Rope.
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The 39 Steps, Rebecca, The Lady Vanishes. All available as Criterions.
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I'm with Flimber (above) - but I'd then be looking at Psycho and Marnie, flawed as they are I keep going back to these.
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Rear Window - blew me away first time I saw it
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His best is Notorious, closely followed by North by North-West and Rear Window. Personally, I think Under Capricorn is the most underrated. For what it's worth, Hitch reckoned that Shadow Of A Doubt was his best work.

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Having not seen that many Hitchcock films, the best that I have come across is North By Northwest
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Rear Window, Rope, Strangers on a train, Dial M for Murder and the second Man who knew too much - all rewatchable classics of suspense.
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Thumbs up Vertigo's the best

I've seen at least half of Hitch's 50+ films and although some people don't favour Vertigo because it doesn't have the instant shock/scare appeal of Psycho or the romantic tension/action of North By Northwest, if you're in the mood for something with a leisurely (but utterly beguiling) pace for the first half I cannot think of a better Hitchcock film.

It's my 3rd fave film of all time and the only movie which I've watched again, immediately after watching it the first time. Some of the best 4 hours (2hoursx2) of my life.

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Rear Window is sublime. If you've ever been bored on a hot summer's day and 'accidentally' looked into other people's windows through your binoculars then this is the one for you . . .
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Very difficult to choose just one.
It has to be North By Northwest

My other personal favorites are anything with Grace Kelly
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Vertigo is my all time favourite, followed closely by Shadow of a Doubt, Rear Window and Psycho.

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I found Vertigo really creepy and spine tingling when I first saw it and I belong in this is THE hitchcock masterpiece camp.
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