North by Northwest

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012 | 31 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM

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.

Hitchcock 101: Day Nine, 1959 - 1960 | 22 Jun 2010 // 4:00 PM

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.


Did the Master of Suspense Make the Best Movies of All Time? | 29 Oct 2012 // 5:20 PM

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.


North by Northwest | 9 Nov 2009 // 2:59 PM

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.


'North by Northwest': The Un-Oedipal Narrative | 20 Oct 2011 // 5:30 AM

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

Images of Faces and Hands in 'North By Northwest' | 30 Mar 2011 // 5:30 AM

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.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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