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☞ Master of Suspense: Alfred Hitchcock GAME and chat ☃ ✄


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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 10:44:12 AM PDT
J.B. Taylor says:
After Pastor of Muppets

The 39 Steps ~ 5
The Birds ~ 30
Blackmail ~ 7
Dial M for Murder ~ 3
Family Plot ~ 7
Foreign Correspondent ~ 9
I Confess ~ 10
Jamaica Inn ~ 4
The Lady Vanishes ~ 10

Lifeboat ~ 6
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog ~ 9
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) ~ 7
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ~ 8
Marnie ~ 3
Mr. & Mrs. Smith ~ 3
Murder! ~ 7
North by Northwest ~ 14
Notorious ~ 8
Number 17 ~ 7

The Paradine Case ~ 1
Psycho ~ 27
Rebecca ~ 7
Rear Window ~ 28
Rich and Strange / East of Shanghai ~ 3
Rope ~ 19
Sabotage (1936) ~ 7
Saboteur ~ 13
Secret Agent ~ 6
Shadow of a Doubt ~ 6

Spellbound ~ 10
Stage Fright ~ 7
Strangers on a Train ~ 8
Suspicion ~ 3
To Catch a Thief ~ 9
Topaz ~ 5

The Trouble with Harry ~ 7
Under Capricorn ~ 3
Vertigo ~ 18
The Wrong Man ~ 7
Young and Innocent / The Girl Was Young ~ 15

+2 The birds

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 11:02:27 AM PDT
Q says:
I saw the original silent Nosferatu at a local theatre, complete with two guys playing the score on a variety of instruments. It was definitely a cool show. I can't say that I would want to re-watch that version at home, though.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 11:05:48 AM PDT
Q says:
"+2 Matt Smith shows up with a pager bad containing 3 months rent"

Which one is this?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 11:17:06 AM PDT
Q says:
What is all of this rape talk?

Cool fact regarding Psycho that probably no one aside from Sloany will get (or care): The song "Gimme Some More" by Busta Rhymes contains a sample from the Psycho score. As soon as the movie came on this is all I thought about:

Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front [Explicit]

Yes, I admit. It's true. I was a hip hop buff before I was into films.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 11:20:14 AM PDT
J.B. Taylor says:
I bet that was quite a fun evening. Where do you go to see something like that?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 11:20:57 AM PDT
Q says:
After J.Bird Taylor,

The 39 Steps ~ 5
The Birds ~ 30
Blackmail ~ 7
Dial M for Murder ~ 3
Family Plot ~ 7
Foreign Correspondent ~ 9
I Confess ~ 10
Jamaica Inn ~ 4
The Lady Vanishes ~ 10

Lifeboat ~ 6
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog ~ 9
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) ~ 7
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ~ 8
Marnie ~ 3
Mr. & Mrs. Smith ~ 3
Murder! ~ 7
North by Northwest ~ 14
Notorious ~ 8
Number 17 ~ 7

The Paradine Case ~ 1
Psycho ~ 27
Rebecca ~ 7
Rear Window ~ 28
Rich and Strange / East of Shanghai ~ 1
Rope ~ 19
Sabotage (1936) ~ 7
Saboteur ~ 13
Secret Agent ~ 6
Shadow of a Doubt ~ 6

Spellbound ~ 10
Stage Fright ~ 7
Strangers on a Train ~ 8
Suspicion ~ 3
To Catch a Thief ~ 9
Topaz ~ 5

The Trouble with Harry ~ 7
Under Capricorn ~ 3
Vertigo ~ 18
The Wrong Man ~ 7
Young and Innocent / The Girl Was Young ~ 15

-2 Rich, Strange, and Lame
+2 The Man Who Knew Too Much (Jimmy Stewart Style)

I'm kinda surprised that 'Torn Curtain' got the boot so quickly. Granted, it isn't my favorite, but it's not bad. I'm wondering if not enough players had seen enough of the other films to have things to down-vote?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 11:37:44 AM PDT
Q says:
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I live in a nationally registered historic neighborhood. Our history is really interesting!

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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 12:49:25 PM PDT
After Q

The 39 Steps ~ 5
The Birds ~ 30
Blackmail ~ 7
Dial M for Murder ~ 3
Family Plot ~ 7
Foreign Correspondent ~ 9
I Confess ~ 10
Jamaica Inn ~ 4
The Lady Vanishes ~ 10

Lifeboat ~ 6
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog ~ 9
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) ~ 7
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ~ 8
Marnie ~ 3
Mr. & Mrs. Smith ~ 3
Murder! ~ 7
North by Northwest ~ 16
Notorious ~ 8
Number 17 ~ 7

The Paradine Case ~ 1
Psycho ~ 27
Rebecca ~ 7
Rear Window ~ 28
Rich and Strange / East of Shanghai ~ 1
Rope ~ 19
Sabotage (1936) ~ 7
Saboteur ~ 13
Secret Agent ~ 6
Shadow of a Doubt ~ 6

Spellbound ~ 10
Stage Fright ~ 7
Strangers on a Train ~ 8
Suspicion ~ 3
To Catch a Thief ~ 9
Topaz ~ 5

The Trouble with Harry ~ 7
Under Capricorn ~ 3
Vertigo ~ 18
The Wrong Man ~ 7
Young and Innocent / The Girl Was Young ~ 15

+2 North by Northwest

How can anyone not like The 39 Steps?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 12:53:33 PM PDT
J.B. Taylor says:
Wow, Historic 5 Points Jacksonville looks amazing. I'm a little jealous as I'm surrounded by cows, dears and coyotes. Thanks for the links, I found them very interesting and informative.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 1:37:30 PM PDT
After William,

The 39 Steps ~ 5
The Birds ~ 30
Blackmail ~ 7
Dial M for Murder ~ 3
Family Plot ~ 7
Foreign Correspondent ~ 9
I Confess ~ 10
Jamaica Inn ~ 4
The Lady Vanishes ~ 10

Lifeboat ~ 6
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog ~ 9
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) ~ 7
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ~ 8
Marnie ~ 3
Mr. & Mrs. Smith ~ 3
Murder! ~ 7
North by Northwest ~ 16
Notorious ~ 8
Number 17 ~ 7

The Paradine Case ~ 1
Psycho ~ 29
Rebecca ~ 7
Rear Window ~ 28
Rich and Strange / East of Shanghai ~ 1
Rope ~ 19
Sabotage (1936) ~ 7
Saboteur ~ 13
Secret Agent ~ 6
Shadow of a Doubt ~ 6

Spellbound ~ 10
Stage Fright ~ 7
Strangers on a Train ~ 8
Suspicion ~ 3
To Catch a Thief ~ 9
Topaz ~ 5

The Trouble with Harry ~ 7
Under Capricorn ~ 3
Vertigo ~ 18
The Wrong Man ~ 7
Young and Innocent / The Girl Was Young ~ 15

+ Norman
+ Norman's Mother

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 2:09:19 PM PDT
Wasn't that the Doctor Who 'The Lodger' episode?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 2:39:50 PM PDT
>Toby: "39 Steps...I struggled to get through it."<

Say it ain't so, T.! It looks like both you and Mr. Dalton are going to have to join me in my 4-week Cinema Reeducation Camp where I will strap you boys down and keep your eyes open with toothpicks as I screen all the classics As I See Them and you must write a 4,500 word essay on why each one is a grand and glorious experience.

I just realized that the '39 Steps' must sound like a practice of torture to you now. At least that'll keep you away from the horrible remake in the '70s.

Am I really the only one who thought '39 Steps' was better than 'Saboteur', and Robert Donat was one of Hitch's best leading men while Robert Cummings was one of his worst?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 2:59:28 PM PDT
Q: "What is all of this rape talk?"<

When that flaky French homage to Old Hollywood, 'The Artist' was up for a bunch of awards at the beginning of the year, Kim Novak, one of the last surviving members of the 'Vertigo' cast and crew took out a full 2-page ad in Variety to express her dismay at 'The Artist' ripping off the iconic 'Vertigo' score by Herrmann.

Google Kim Novak + The Artist + "rape" if you want to learn more about that "scandal". I even did a thread about it earlier this year which could be looked up.

Anyway, the rape-talk, metaphorical or not, has past. Sorry to dredge it up again (it's CJ's fault, CJ started it!)

Q, I agree about 'Torn Curtain' too. It's got a lot of good things about it. 'Topaz' is even better.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 3:04:35 PM PDT
Q says:
JB,

The jury is still out on 39 Steps. Maybe I'll watch it tonight. I really liked Saboteur, though.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 6:15:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 30, 2012 6:16:40 PM PDT
HAHA! I'm afraid it be so, laddie. Root cause: I failed to get into it on almost every level because I found the characters uninteresting. Not to say the acting was poor or anything like that, I just found the characters themselves kinda dull, not to mention vague in motive. More importantly, the lack of interesting side characters hurt the most. While Cummings' Kane may not be the most interesting character himself, his motives were clear as day, giving impetus to his mission. More importantly, the fantastic side characters aided my enjoyment of 'Saboteur' the most. Otto Kruger's Charles Tobin, his mystery and menace. Vaughan Glaser's blind uncle, wise and given some of the best lines I've ever heard in a Hitchcock film. Murray Alper's helpful truck driver. The circus troupe, dedicated to democracy. The stream of interesting characters made 'Saboteur' endlessly interesting to me, or I should say they kept my interest throughout, it [my interest] having been sparked in a big way by the fantastic fire in the hangar. By contrast, when Mannheim "seduces" Donat, I was wondering, "Why him?", and I could feel my interest waning on the spot.

**********Mild Spoilers**********************
The one thing that did hold my interest was finding out what The 39 Steps were. Oddly, this is revealed before the big reveal, when a character says, "I have informed the 39 Steps."
**********End of mild spoilers*****************

The beginning of the great Hitchcock chase films, yes. Worthy of respect, yes. A crucial role in Hitch's career to follow, yes. Did it hold my interest?

This differing of opinion, is what makes this place interesting. So to William and his "How can anyone not like The 39 Steps", I hope I have explained myself sufficiently. I even used contrast!

PS: Will there be snacks at the 4-week Cinema Reeducation Camp? I'm a sucker for free grub. Probably not wise to invite me AND Q, coz..well...we'd just end up sitting at the back blazin'!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 6:54:53 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 30, 2012 6:59:17 PM PDT
Re: "This differing of opinion, is what makes this place interesting."

You and your circus freak notions of democracy and individuality! Huh! You'll learn sooner or later what the real master filmlover race is all about.

Re: Cinema Reeducation Camp, there will be no *sitting* allowed. Standing room only attendance, no smoking, no passing notes, no "smart" comments...
And Q will be completing her first few weeks of Jesus Camp before she's even allowed to set foot in the CRC!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 7:07:36 PM PDT
You'll have to catch me first! Over the mountains and through the forests; under the tunnels and around the tenements; up the Empire State Building and down the 39 steps!

You don't know it, but you just suggested a great idea for a documentary. Planting Q in a Jesus Camp and secretly filming it would be worth the price of admission.

Here's a weird thought that just popped into my head: At Jesus Camp, I guess they tell young gay men to stop loving men by loving A MAN!?!

Jesus Christ!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 7:18:00 PM PDT
J.B. Taylor says:
I'd watch that. The idiot's involved in those Jesus camp's are bigots and their bigotry needs to be cast into a spot light.

Posted on Sep 30, 2012 7:22:49 PM PDT
Deleted by Amazon.

Naughty.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012 7:27:11 PM PDT
J.B. Taylor says:
That's the second time today. I'm on fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2012 12:58:51 AM PDT
After Em's extended stay at the Bates nut farm,

The 39 Steps ~ 5
The Birds ~ 32
Blackmail ~ 7
Dial M for Murder ~ 3
Family Plot ~ 7
Foreign Correspondent ~ 9
I Confess ~ 10
Jamaica Inn ~ 4
The Lady Vanishes ~ 10

Lifeboat ~ 6
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog ~ 9
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) ~ 7
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ~ 8
Marnie ~ 3
Mr. & Mrs. Smith ~ 3
Murder! ~ 7
North by Northwest ~ 16
Notorious ~ 8
Number 17 ~ 7

The Paradine Case ~ 1
Psycho ~ 29
Rebecca ~ 7
Rear Window ~ 28
Rich and Strange / East of Shanghai ~ 1
Rope ~ 19
Sabotage (1936) ~ 7
Saboteur ~ 13
Secret Agent ~ 6
Shadow of a Doubt ~ 6

Spellbound ~ 10
Stage Fright ~ 7
Strangers on a Train ~ 8
Suspicion ~ 3
To Catch a Thief ~ 9
Topaz ~ 5

The Trouble with Harry ~ 5
Under Capricorn ~ 3
Vertigo ~ 18
The Wrong Man ~ 7
Young and Innocent / The Girl Was Young ~ 15

-- The Trouble with Harry... is that I kept wondering why I wasn't laughing.
++ The Birds .... thrills, laughs, chills, and so much more.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2012 3:02:37 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 1, 2012 3:02:59 AM PDT
After me too. I've tried that one twice - own it, got it in a pack - but it just fails to grab me by the ghoulies,

The 39 Steps ~ 3
The Birds ~ 32
Blackmail ~ 7
Dial M for Murder ~ 3
Family Plot ~ 7
Foreign Correspondent ~ 9
I Confess ~ 10
Jamaica Inn ~ 4
The Lady Vanishes ~ 10

Lifeboat ~ 6
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog ~ 9
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) ~ 7
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ~ 8
Marnie ~ 3
Mr. & Mrs. Smith ~ 3
Murder! ~ 7
North by Northwest ~ 16
Notorious ~ 8
Number 17 ~ 7

The Paradine Case ~ 1
Psycho ~ 29
Rebecca ~ 7
Rear Window ~ 29
Rich and Strange / East of Shanghai ~ 1
Rope ~ 19
Sabotage (1936) ~ 7
Saboteur ~ 14
Secret Agent ~ 6
Shadow of a Doubt ~ 6

Spellbound ~ 10
Stage Fright ~ 7
Strangers on a Train ~ 8
Suspicion ~ 3
To Catch a Thief ~ 9
Topaz ~ 5

The Trouble with Harry ~ 5
Under Capricorn ~ 3
Vertigo ~ 18
The Wrong Man ~ 7
Young and Innocent / The Girl Was Young ~ 15

Plus Rear O Saboteur...usually the only sight you see of them pesky saboteurs.
Minus2 39 steps

You know what? I enjoyed 'Dial M for Murder'. I thought it was compelling, and clever.

Tell me straight, JB. You hate Grace Kelly, don't you?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2012 6:47:28 AM PDT
After Sloany:

The 39 Steps ~ 3
The Birds ~ 32
Blackmail ~ 7
Dial M for Murder ~ 3
Family Plot ~ 7
Foreign Correspondent ~ 9
I Confess ~ 10
Jamaica Inn ~ 4
The Lady Vanishes ~ 10

Lifeboat ~ 6
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog ~ 9
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) ~ 7
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ~ 8
Marnie ~ 3
Mr. & Mrs. Smith ~ 3
Murder! ~ 7
North by Northwest ~ 16
Notorious ~ 8
Number 17 ~ 7

The Paradine Case ~ 1
Psycho ~ 29
Rebecca ~ 7
Rear Window ~ 29
Rich and Strange / East of Shanghai ~ 1
Rope ~ 19
Sabotage (1936) ~ 7
Saboteur ~ 14
Secret Agent ~ 6
Shadow of a Doubt ~ 6

Spellbound ~ 10
Stage Fright ~ 7
Strangers on a Train ~ 8
Suspicion ~ 3
To Catch a Thief ~ 9
Topaz ~ 5

The Trouble with Harry ~ 5
Under Capricorn ~ 3
Vertigo ~ 20
The Wrong Man ~ 7
Young and Innocent / The Girl Was Young ~ 15

+2 Vertigo

Posted on Oct 1, 2012 8:43:26 AM PDT
Exiting this game too.

Voting any of Hitchcock's films down is--well--offensive.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2012 1:25:18 PM PDT
After Muppets,

The 39 Steps ~ 3
The Birds ~ 32
Blackmail ~ 7
Dial M for Murder ~ 3
Family Plot ~ 7
Foreign Correspondent ~ 9
I Confess ~ 10
Jamaica Inn ~ 4
The Lady Vanishes ~ 10

Lifeboat ~ 6
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog ~ 9
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) ~ 7
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) ~ 8
Marnie ~ 3
Mr. & Mrs. Smith ~ 3
Murder! ~ 7
North by Northwest ~ 16
Notorious ~ 8
Number 17 ~ 7

The Paradine Case ~ 1
Psycho ~ 31
Rebecca ~ 7
Rear Window ~ 29
Rich and Strange / East of Shanghai ~ 1
Rope ~ 19
Sabotage (1936) ~ 7
Saboteur ~ 14
Secret Agent ~ 6
Shadow of a Doubt ~ 6

Spellbound ~ 10
Stage Fright ~ 7
Strangers on a Train ~ 8
Suspicion ~ 1
To Catch a Thief ~ 9
Topaz ~ 5

The Trouble with Harry ~ 5
Under Capricorn ~ 3
Vertigo ~ 20
The Wrong Man ~ 7
Young and Innocent / The Girl Was Young ~ 15

--Suspicion
++Psycho

Fun Trivia of the Day: Walt Disney refused to allow Alfred Hitchcock to film at Disneyland in the early 1960s because Hitchcock had made "that disgusting movie, 'Psycho'."
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