Happy birthday Alfred Hitchcock! What’s your favorite Alfred Hitchcock film?
Mine is Vertigo.
Trouble With Harry (nice change of pace)
The Birds or Rope
However, since that probably won’t be an acceptable answer, I’d have to say Psycho just edges out North by Northwest for me so far.
Charade would be up there for me too if Donen wasn’t subbing for Hitch that is.
Though I’ve only seen Vertigo, Rope, Shadow of a Doubt, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much (remake), The BIrds and Rear Window
shadow of a doubt,the presence of Joseph cotton made me believe it was a Welles film for a second
I love “Psycho” and “Notorious” equally.
Rear Window or Vertigo. I love Shadow of a Doubt and Strangers on a Train as well.
I think Rear Window is my personal favourite. I always love movies with few sets and simple decor. Somehow that always seems to make a great plot (and in this case great suspense) all the more impressive.
North by Northwest.
One vote for I Confess. It’s a personal favorite of mine, but I’d argue for Notorious or Rear Window as his most accomplished.
For me, ROPE!
Vertigo and Psycho for a close second.
I’m not a fan of Cary Grant in Hitchcock films. Stewart plays the same sort of characters only with less self-seriousness.
4. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT
And always had a strange affinity for 5. SUSPICION.
1. Suspicion (I’ve got a wicked crush on Joan Fontaine)
2. Shadow of a Doubt
3. Rope (I think it is Hitchcock’s most watchable movie)
My favourite is The Wrong Man. I wonder if I’m the only one, though, who thinks it’s a masterpiece…
Shadow of a Doubt/Vertigo.
Rear Window and Vertigo..so far
Why only American Hitchcock films here?
Best Hitchcock period is the British one and one of my favorites is The Lady Vanishes along with Murder! and Blackmail.
Yes Grey, you’re the only one :P
I think The Wrong Man is a great film, although Hitch used the “wrongly accused” theme a little too often.
I’m not a Hitchcock fan at all, I never particularly enjoyed his films, but I did enjoy Alfred Hitchcock Presents. If I had to chooses a single film, I would say Rear Window, I enjoyed the concept more than any of the others.
You’re not alone Grey. I think The Wrong Man is one of Hitchcocks best, which of course means that it’s a masterpiece. It’s very painful the see nice-guy Henry Fonda in trouble.
“The Wrong Man” is a very unassuming masterpiece. Actually, probably hovering precariously on the borderline of masterpiece status and just plain good. It’s surely the darkest film Hitch ever made. But he’s got enough bona fide masterpieces that I don’t feel the need to label this one also.