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Old 19-04-2005, 07:34   #41
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They never get too many votes in threads like these, but I'd like to stand up for the wonderful Foreign Correspondent, with Joel McCrea, George Sanders, and a remarkable Albert Bassermann, and Robert Cummings and Priscilla Lane in Saboteur; there's no huge depth, as you get in the masterpeice that is Vertigo, but as rollicking, beautifully crafted entertainment, they are hard to beat.
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Vertigo is, in my opinion, "the best" and I also unsurprisingly rate Rear Window very highly. However, I think the most underrated is Marnie. It doesn't seem to work for a lot of fans, but for some reason it gets right under my skin... one of my favourite films by any director.
My thoughts exactly and Vertigo is my all time favourite film too. I always thought Vertigo and Marnie have a lot in common in terms of mood and subject matter.





I'd like to add Sabotage as my "forgotten gem". The bleakest and most serious of his early British films, it points towards his later American work in its examination of a dysfunctional family. It contains several unforgettable set pieces, like...


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The bit on the bus in Sabotage when poor, unwitting, delayed kiddie plays with puppies just preparatory to
always makes me laugh out loud, it's so manipulative and sadistic...

Here's something I never knew: "Despite the vagueness of its politics, the film was banned in Brazil as a potential threat to public order."
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The bit on the bus in Sabotage when poor, unwitting, delayed kiddie plays with puppies just preparatory to
always makes me laugh out loud, it's so manipulative and sadistic...

Here's something I never knew: "Despite the vagueness of its politics, the film was banned in Brazil as a potential threat to public order."

Strange, it's not exactly like the film espouses terrorism.

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And made The Lady Vanishes as a sop to a mawkish public. Now there's a film that could use a few exploding juveniles (or senior citizens)...

I jest, of course. Or do I...
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Vertigo is my fave, closely followed by Rear Window with a firm respect for Notorious
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