Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man’s body is found in the woods. The problem is that almost everyone in town thinks that they had something to do with his death. —IMDb
Alfred Hitchcock has been the most well-known director to the general public since the 1940s – and he remains so in the 21st century, more than 25 years after his death. His name evokes instant expectations on the part of audiences around the world: of a memorable night of movie-watching highlighted by at least two or three great chills (and a few more good ones), some striking black comedy, and an eccentric characterization or two in virtually every one of the director’s movies across a half-century – and usually laced with a comical cameo appearance by the director himself.
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born into a devoutly Catholic family in London, and his religious upbringing – with its attendant issues of guilt – would have a powerful influence on the psychological underpinnings of his later work. He was trained at a technical school, and initially gravitated to movies through art courses and advertising. He studied the work of other filmmakers, most notably the German expressionists… read more
A strange little film. Often flat, not always well calibrated--but it has a certain charm to it, and amusing sexual innuendo. 3/5
paraphrasing hitch here: like drops of blood floating on a blue stream in the midst of the woods. Edmund Gwenn is the standout in this atypical Hitchcock film...atypical because: 1. it's a comedy, granted a comedy centered around a dead body. 2. it works so well because of, in part, its somewhat genteel nature....
A kaleidoscopic sample of film music: impossible fantasies, lush atmospheres, epic operas, sophisticated seductions.
"I Dunno, It Just Sorta Screams 'TV' To Me...": The title of this post is not a direct quote, but it does sum up the sentiments of a lot of
“The Trouble with Harry” is unique in being the only black comedy Hitchcock ever made. Not that a majority of his work didn’t contain elements of black humor, because it did. “The Trouble with Harry”… read review