Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer of Hitchcock: North by Northwest Discussion!

Summer of Hithcock

Did you watch North by Northwest this week? If so....what did you think?

If you blogged about it, please leave your a link to your post in the Mister Linky.

Or to get us started in comments, here are some questions:

Did you like it?
What did you like best?
What didn't you like?
What was your favorite scene and why?
Did you have a favorite line?
What did you think of the acting?
And anything else of course!

Also, here's a little meme you can do for Summer of Hitchcock...feel free to put your responses on your blog and leave a link in Mister Linky. Just include in parentheses that it's the meme and not a review of North by Northwest.

1) What film are you most looking forward to watching this summer?
2) How many Alfred Hitchcock films have you seen before?
3) Which one is your favorite?
4) Is there one you don't like?
5) Is there one you wish was on the list but isn't?

Also if you want to talk about Summer of Hitchcock on Twitter, please use the hashtag #gethitch It's the same one we will be using for Twitter nights!

Remember next Monday we discuss Dial M for Murder!


Chris said...

I forgot about this. I put Dial M on hold at the library. It's in another town now though. Hopefully I'll get it by this weekend.

Robyn LaForest said...

I love the whole feeling to North by Northwest. How calm and polite everyone is even in the face of danger. The scene when Roger Thornhill is mistaken for George Kaplan and in result kidnapped is a perfect example. Thornhill's quick wit made me laugh through out the movie. One of my favorite lines from the movie is "Now you listen to me, I'm an advertising man, not a red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself "slightly" killed. "

I also love the fact that my daughter (11yrs) actually came in while I was watching and was drawn into the movie, asking questions about what was going on, who is that character etc. Proving Hitchcock has timeless appeal.

Robyn LaForest said...

Oh, I forgot to say my daughter thought the end was "awkward" and I tend to agree on that point!

Nicole said...

I loved the humor as well Robyn. Very sort of dry and self-deprecating. Roger was really one cool dude. The ending was rushed to say the least. I didn't think it was possible for them to get off of that one, but maybe it wasn't supposed to be so very plausible. I think this one left realism behind and went for the laughs.

SuziQoregon said...

Enjoyed the movie a lot. We also watched the 'making of' special feature on the DVD. Practically everything mentioned in 'the making of"' is listed in the trivia section of the movies' IMDB listing.

I agree with Robyn - really enjoyed the humor.

Deborah is absolutely right about the George Clooney/Cary Grant comparison. And yes the ending was a total crackup - the writer gets a laugh about it on the 'making of' feature.

I'm also seriously coveting the red and black dress Eva Marie Saint wore in the hotel and auction scenes.

Lori L said...

North by Northwest is one of my favorite Hitchcock films. Watching it again I was struck by how timeless it is. Certainly the cars, clothes, etc., place it in a certain period of time, but I could really see the whole story of mistaken identity and intrigue happening today.
My favorite scene has to be the airplane in the field. Hitchcock set that scene up beautifully - the flat fields for miles all directions, the isolated area, and then the plane zooming in for the kill. (shivers)

I'm looking forward to all the films. My college age son is planning to do the summer of Hitchcock with me (us) because he is a fan of Hitchcock films. We own almost all of them already.

Robyn LaForest said...

I want that red dress too!! I love the clothes from that era. Can't wait for "Lisa"s clothes in Rear Window!


Robyn LaForest said...

I really like the little details Hitchcock adds to each movie. I learned that in North By Northwest when Roger enters the Plaza's Palm Court for his meeting, an orchestra is playing "It's a Most Unusual Day". Also opening scenes have Roger Thornhill exit his office and head north then gets in a taxi and heads west! His journey sends him in a northwesterly direction and he takes a flight from Chicago on Northwest airlines! Very cool!


heidenkind said...

This is a great idea for something to do during the summer! I'm really enjoying reading everyone's comments. I'll have to see if I can get Dial M for Murder at the library to refresh my memory for next week.

Ruth said...

Hope it's ok if I join in on these discussions but I'm running a little behind schedule. North by Northwest is one of my all-time favs!

"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

My Husband and I enjoyed this a lot. We were surprise how even after all this time it is still good. Except for the end I agree that it was strange.

Ruth said...

I know I'm late but I finally have a post up on North by Northwest! I love this movie!!

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