‘I too love The Trouble with Harry.’
Great, three people! Now we can start a fan club. lol
@Drew – I guess I haven’t seen “Fear and Desire”.
>>It took me years after watching the film to read the book version of Lolita. I was surprised at how different the book was from the film, and it’s one of those books that’s just impossible to adapt into a 2 hour film.<<
It was also – to give Kubrick et al a bit of slack – impossible to adapt any other way at the time. Hell, the Irons version raised a pretty big stink when it came out. Still … meh …
>>I actually love The Trouble with Harry.<<
Aside from any obvious reasons fro liking the movie (ahem), it’s just about the only one of Hitch’s films from the 1950s that doesn’t strike me as being bloated with self-indulgent excess footage.
So that’s four of us … do we have a quorum?
I liked The Trouble with Harry as well. Not the best Hitchcock but better than most of his other films.
Hitchcock; Rad = Vertigo Bogus = Torn Curtain
“and before anyone mentions Mr and Mrs Smith,that’s not bad,it’s more of a campy satire”
surely that got mangled in translation. “campy satire?” how? how is it camp? how is it satire? please clarify.
surely you just mean “mediocre screwball.”
well,it could have been a screwball comedy but am pretty sure Hitchcock did it as a favor for Lombard…he might have wished for it to be screwball but the whimsical remarks of both leads were more reminiscent of a satire of a dysfunctional couple rather the “romance” of couple in “quarrel”…
i have as much right to say campy satire as anyone else who mentions the word cinematical..ha!
so please,for the love of Artemis,stop pestering me with your comments!
Mr. and Mrs. Smith isn’t a favorite, but I wouldn’t say it’s mediocre. Rather * coughs *, ‘an uncharacteristic oddity in Hitchcock’s oevure’.
Best: The Bad Sleep Well
Worst: The Hidden Fortress
Best: The Man Who Wasn’t There
Worst: The Hudsucker Proxy
Best: The Pianist or Chinatown (I can’t choose)
Worst: the Ninth Gate
Gus Van Sant
Best: Milk (Yes, Milk is my favorite Van Sant film, but I still need to see My Own Private Idaho, so…)
Worst: Last Days
Last Days worst Van Sant?have you seen THE ultimate stupidity of Psycho?
Hudsucker worst Coen?have you seen the wretchedness of Ladykillers????
Topaz and particulary Family Plot have their shining moments. Though not enough for their own good. If we want to decide on a bad Hitchcock post-1929, The Paradine Case must be considered.
Christi2n: Yeah, I didn’t like The Paradine Case much either.
Seriously, people, even Ingrid Bergman couldn’t save “Under Capricorn”.
I have a category of films that “Under Capricorn” gets filed under – “Movies that made me want to throw my TV out the window”.
Nathan M.: Well I haven’t seen Under Capricorn yet, so I don’t know what everyone else’s ‘excuse’ is. ;)
Lumet: Prince of the City. And…A Stranger Among Us. (awful)
Josh S. – If you’re not a Hitchcock completist, skip “Under Capricorn”. Go take a walk in a park or call someone you love, but don’t waste two hours of your life on that movie. This is coming from someone who thinks that Bergman is one of the most beautiful actresses of all time, and she can usually save even the most idiotic of films.
I also like The Trouble With Harry. Going back to Lolita for a second you have three incredible performances (Mason, Winters, Sellers) and some hilarious black comedy. The scene where Mason gets the letter from Winters professing her love is so darkly funny it makes me laugh and wince at the same time, every time. I will also go out on a limb and say that Sellers performance in Lolita is equal to or better than Strangelove. Yep, I said it on here :)
Nathan M.: ‘If you’re not a Hitchcock completist, skip “Under Capricorn”.’ After seeing Stage Fright, I have to admit I am. :|
‘I also like The Trouble with Harry.’
That’s five! I wonder how many TTwH fans there really are out there? * begins scanning metaphorical horizon *
@Josh S. – Yeah, Stage Freight was pretty dull for me to. In fact, I don’t remember much of it now. That’s how much it impressed me.
Thumbs up for TTWH.
Nathan M.: Have you seen Frenzy?
Yeah, it’s been a while, but I’ve seen “Frenzy”. I remember thinking that it was sort of interesting to see Hitch completely free of any production code, and I didn’t know how to take it.
Aw man, I love Eyes Wide Shut, I find it quite powerful. I haven’t had the courage to watch GVS’ Psycho, I don’t want to hate the guy, I think Paranoid Park is my favorite (out of the ones I’ve seen), Finding Forrester would be my choice on the one I’ve enjoyed the least.
I love Kubrick, my favorite would be between 2001 and Clockwork Orange. I guess I didn’t enjoy Lolita that much.
Nathan M.: I’ve yet to see it, but it can’t be as bad as Paradine or SF. ;)
Josh S. – No, “Frenzy” isn’t that bad. I would say it’s low-middle Hitchcock, but there are enough interesting things going on.
Since I’ve mentioned my least favorite Hitchcock several times already ;), I might as well list my favorite which is Suspicion.
Best- Annie Hall/Hannah and her Sisters
Worst – Small Time Crooks (as far as I know)
Surely Speilberg’s worst film has got to be “1941”. It’s just stupid. “Terminal” wasn’t a great film and was more than a little far fetched, but you could do a lot worse. I think Tom Hanks is underrated.
Casey: ‘Thumbs up for TTWH.’
Well that’s six now. :D