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Alfred Hitchcock United Kingdom, 1929

Ethan's rating of the film Blackmail

The further evolution of Hitchcock as a filmmaker. A hybrid film that at times feels like a silent film but utilizes sound in a way that would define Hitchcock's films to come and like the best of cinema slowly evolved into sound to reach a better understanding of the medium and the tools that came with its evolution. Not Hitchcock's best but an interesting exploration into his maturation as an artist.