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Thursday, January 31 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.


Tuesday, June 22 2010

Hitchcock 101: Day Nine, 1959 - 1960

About 50 years ago Hitchcock followed his artistic masterpiece with two of the most important movies ever to emerge from Hollywood. Two very different pictures, each was to chart a course for an entire genre.


Columns

Monday, October 29 2012

Did the Master of Suspense Make the Best Movies of All Time?

There was a time when Alfred Hitchcock was considered a mere populist entertainer. Like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and others before him, his early work didn’t click with intellectual minds -- they found nothing to praise in his lurid stories of murder, mystery and shocks.


Reviews

Monday, November 9 2009

North by Northwest

This is thrilling, sexy, funny, fresh, inventive, exhilarating, and ultimately, a first-class illustration of the "they don't make them like they used to" adage.


Blogs

Thursday, October 20 2011

'North by Northwest': The Un-Oedipal Narrative

For the film’s social platitudes and acceptability, it is still unclear which narrative is more horrifying: Oedipus’ or the Thornhills’?


Wednesday, March 30 2011

Images of Faces and Hands in 'North By Northwest'

While hand imagery in North By Northwest has a practical aim, being to show the main character’s emotional state at a given moment, the film’s face imagery has more to do with expressing an idea, the loss of identity.


Monday, December 14 2009

North by Northwest: 50th Anniversary Edition

North by Northwest: 50th Anniversary Edition - Warner Home Video [$34.99]


Wednesday, November 4 2009

Great by Greatness: Alfred Hitchcock's 'North by Northwest' 50th Anniversay Edition (1959): Blu-ray

If only his mother wasn't playing bridge. If only Roger O. Thornhill ("My own personal motto - R.O.T.," he snidely explains), twice-divorced New


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