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Other Movies Seen By This Director (7)
- The Man Who Knew Too Much
- North by Northwest
- The Wrong Man
|11.10.05||DVR||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2005|
To start off the second night in my All-DVR-Movies-Must-Go!!! Marathon, I chose Hitch's last movie, which I have never seen before. No one actually dies in this movie, which might be a Hitchcock first. Again, it's weird to see actors in a hitchcock movie that are still working today like William Devane and Ed Lauter. This movie is generally considered to be pretty weak in Hitch's ouvre... and yeah I mean compared to some of his others this is a pretty minor note in the symphony, but it still plays and still has a few fun moments so I don't think I could call it bad at all. Like Topaz, I think his post-Psycho work (with the exceptions of The Birds and Frenzy) are talked down because they start to pretty radically change up the formula that's worked for him for the past 20 years. I do think it's kinda true that he was like the last dinosaur toward the end and really lived a bit too long and the world had moved on without him... but you know... they're all still worth watching.