mine is depalma’s dressed to kill…….
Please take a gander at the series Mubi is copresenting with 92YTribeca in New York this August.
Mine is “Shutter Island” followed by “Dressed to Kill”.
The Last Embrace, still Jonathan Demme’s best film imo.
I love “Dressed To Kill” especially Angie Dickinson roaming through the museum but I think “Charade” is my favorite “Hitchcockesque” film.
Of the films mentioned so far, on this list and on the Tribeca series, I’d say only DON’T LOOK NOW is worth the space it occupies. I’d gladly see every existing print of DRESSED TO KILL doused with gasoline and lit aflame.
You bring the gas Roscoe and I’ll bring the matches…
Don’t be knockin’ Phase IV though…
I will never understand why people hate De Palma so much.
That being said, Sisters is a lot better than Dressed to Kill.
DFFOO — I can only speak for myself. I hate De Palma because he makes (or made, ha ha, no career has so satisfyingly petered out as De Palma’s) shitty movies. There. I said it. To be fair, I rather enjoy PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, which is good solid fun, and I really should get another look at SISTERS which didn’t appal me on a first viewing the way his other abominable work did.
Yes. SISTERS is a lot better than DRESSED TO KILL, which is about the faintest praise imaginable I’d say.
@ Ben S. thanks for the heads up, I did notice the Bastards of Hitch festival….I may go to see Last Embrace..:)
Oh, Charade, hands down. For the longest time, I was convinced it WAS a Hitchcock film.
Also, Unbreakable, before it goes off the rails, is very Hitchcockian.
@ Girlfriend…Love Diabolique…I was thinking of films from the 60’s on…..:)
@ Dan….loved Charade, forgot about that one…I could see why you felt that way! :)
Probably Play Misty For Me. Peeping Tom is great too, but it’s not really a Hitchcock homage.
I’ll stick with DiPalma, but I’ll go a little further back and say 1976’s Obsession with Cliff Robertson and Genevieve Bujold. He was still young and hungry when he made this (signs of ‘unpolishedness’ show a little, ala Jaws), but his devotion to the art of spinning a good yarn is clearly evident, and the result is this very fine little film. Why it’s forgotten boggles me, which is how I feel about Robert Benton’s Still of the Night, too.
Good call on The Last Embrace, NADAFINGAH.
Also, I think Hitchcock would have smiled broadly at Spike Lee’s Inside Man, an overlooked genuinely great film.
Really? INSIDE MAN a genuinely great film? It was okay, I guess, but it hasn’t crossed my mind since I saw it.
I second Sátántangó.
OK — how is SATANTANGO Hitchcockesque?
Speaking of New York screenings, this Gialli series at Anthology is going to be GOLD!
Looks like ere will be several Hitchcock homages via Argento that Mubi refrained from programming due to their recent inclusion at the Museum of Art and Design retrospective, but also some Bava and Fulci homages to Hitch., AND my personal favorite, House With the Laughing Windows which I have been waiting to see on the big screen for six years now. Grand!
Gotta be Charade.
The Manchurian Candidate, for me.
Any of the 1944-1950 Siodmak films for me (except The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry, which is horrible) . And Charade rocks too. :-)
Charade and Peeping Tom, also great choices.
Can’t we get some Chabrol on this thread? How about Le Boucher or Que la bête meure. Definitely fine Hitchcockian films.
I think the much more common word is Hitchcockian, not Hitchcockesque.
Plus the Scorsese remake, to boot.
Jacques Feyder’s Le Grand Jeu (1934) has Hitchcockesque qualities, but before Hitchcock was Hitchcockesque. Vertigo recalls some of the themes that are presented in the Feyder film.
Cluade Chabrol is one of my favorite filmmakers right now. Some call him France’s answer to Hitch. but not that I’d say one is better than the other, but I do enjoy the Chabrol films much more than Hitchcocks. His film JUSTE AVANT LA NUIT is not only my favorite from him, but one of my favorite films.