martedì 28 luglio 2009

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

It's hot and the only thing that save me from sleepless nights is watching movies till late. Horror movies, old or new, do the best work - I've always thought horror movies and summer nights are a strong couple - but a bit of Hitchcock, works well too.

Yesterday evening I was reflecting about my favorite Hitchock movie and I ended up with...nothing! I mean, I really can't choose between Rear Window and The Man Who Knew Too Much (the 1956 version). I've seen them oh so many times...


Rear Window is probably the first "serious" movies I've ever watched (and I was just 7 or 8 years old!) and it's probably the movie I've watched the most in general (I think the second one is Dirty Dancing, but that's another story...). It's Grace Kelly at her best and the side little stories of the people "spyed" by James Stewart are great.


The Man Who Knew Too Much is simply fantastic, fun and intricate and who doesn't love Doris Day singing Que sera sera ?!

This morning while transferring files from the old to the new laptop (I'm almost done finally!), I found the pictures from Vanity Fair 2008 Hollywood Portfolio , called Hitchcock Classics that channels iconic moments from the director’s greatest hits







While I can't choose my first favorite Hitchcock movie, I have no doubt on the second place. It's all for The Birds.



After watching it, I've never looked at a seagull (or a pigeon, a raven, a dove...even a robin indeed!) the same way as before...

And you? What's your favorite?

12 commenti:

Stéphanie ha detto...

Great post !

PinkBow ha detto...

i adore the 1950's hitchcock films... the styling is to die for!

hellosarawwr ha detto...

Strangers on a Train atm! It varies regularly

L'armadio del delitto ha detto...

Impossibile scegliere! Impossibile!

Berry ha detto...

The Birds is the only Hitchcock movie I have seen, but I am DYING to see more! Especially Rear Window - I'm a bit in love with Jimmy Stewart!

That Vanity Fair shoot is fantastic! I didn't know they did that!

Ashley ha detto...

The Birds completely freaked me out..and I love Grace Kelly in Rear Window.

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Purple Strawberry ♥ ha detto...

I love Grace Kelly! Rear Window was pretty good..I swear the Disturbia movie with Shia copied some of its ideas. =P Both were good tho. Grace was so pretty in the movie! I liked Dial M of Murder too. Hmm I'll check out The Birds...sounds cool...thanks for suggesting!

Amelia ha detto...

I know. Watching old movies is the only thing to do when it's hot. My tv is set to Turner Classic Movies all the time right now. I really need to see more Hitchcock.

Pretty Little Pictures ha detto...

I love watching old horror films, they are a bit of a laugh!

Lisa ha detto...

Those pictures are amazing!

Jacquelyn ha detto...

The Birds has always been one of my favorites. I had a very lenient mother and watched it for the first time when I was pretty young. It brings back warm fuzzy memories haha!

Joanne ha detto...

Such awesome photos!!! I really like Jodie Foster doing the Birds. I LOVE the photo with Seth Rogan doing North by Northwest. So great!!!! I really liked Rear Window. It was always interesting to see so many people doing so many things in those windows. Plus, Grace Kelly wore the most beautiful dresses!! The shower scene in Psycho always freaked me out. :)