Favorite Hitchcock Film

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What's your favorite Hitchcock film?

Poll closed Mar 19, 2012.
  1. The Man Who Knew Too Much

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  2. The 39 Steps

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  3. The Lady Vanishes

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  4. Rebecca

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  5. Suspicion

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  6. Lifeboat

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  7. Spellbound

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  8. Notorious

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  9. Rope

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  10. Strangers on a Train

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  11. Dial M for Murder

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  12. Rear Window

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    17.8%
  13. Vertigo

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    11.0%
  14. North by Northwest

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  15. Psycho

    30 vote(s)
    41.1%
  16. The Birds

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    12.3%
  17. Marnie

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  18. Frenzie

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    2.7%
  19. Family Plot

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  20. Other

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  1. rhett

    rhett Administrator

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    With Fox/MGM releasing three of Hitch's classics on Bluray (Rebecca, Notorious and Spellbound), it's time to take a look at the master's work. What's your favorite?
     
  2. fattyjoe37

    fattyjoe37 Well-Known Member

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    There are so many great ones that it's hard to choose. In the end I went with Psycho. My top 3 from Hitch would probably be that, Rear Window, and Vertigo.
     
  3. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    I went with Strangers on a Train, but it could seriously be nearly any of these. Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho, Frenzy, North by Northwest...all pretty much perfect. And some that aren't included, like Foreign Correspondent, The Trouble with Harry and The Wrong Man are all damn good too. The man was a treasure trove of excellent cinema.
     
  4. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    I went with North by Northwest, but I could have easily gone with his West-to-East US chase film, Saboteur.

    Vertigo has never really "worked" for me.
     
  5. Copyboy

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    Vertigo. Not only my favorite Hitchcock film, but probably my favorite film of all time.
     
  6. Anthropophagus

    Anthropophagus Well-Known Member

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    Psycho, pretty much the kickstart of the slasher film, even though others came before it that touched on the genre. Great sustained atmosphere of dread throughout and that performance by Perkins is masterful
     
  7. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    The Birds. Psycho is going to be the most obvious choice for most, but for me the Birds just barely edges it out as I find it has more replay value.
     
  8. HoldenMcNeil

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    Rear Window, hands down.
     
  9. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    Rear Window is just mesmerizing. It's just edges Psycho for me.
     
  10. JGrendel

    JGrendel New Member

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    I voted Psycho with Dial M For Murder & Strangers On A Train as being close runners up.
     
  11. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Vertigo just barely gets inched out by Rebeca in my eyes. Joan Fontaine is Hitchcock's most empathetic character and the plot is well weaved into this fact. While Vertigo takes Jimmy Stewart down a dark unsympathetic road and I love that Hitchcock did that too.
     
  12. dave13

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    went with Rear Window. The plot and writing are incredibly clever, james stewart is great in the lead, and grace kelly is stunningly beautiful. I love everything about the movie, and could watch it at any time, no matter what mood i'm in.

    of course, every other film on that list has something to recommend it. I love The Lady Vanishes, Notorious, Vertigo, Psycho, North by Northwest, Frenzy, and The Birds. They're all perfect films. One film that I don't seem to enjoy as much as it's reputation would suggest I should is Strangers on a Train. It seems to be widely regarded as one of his masterpieces, but I've always found it a little harder to enjoy than a lot of his others. It's a great film, but then, so many of his films are great. For me, it's not really near the top of the list. Other favorites not listed above are Foreign Correspondent, Shadow of a Doubt, and Young and Innocent.
     
  13. allmessedup

    allmessedup It's beer time.

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    Went with the obvious, PSYCHO, but probably could have picked FRENZY. That part where he's trying to retrieve his pin gets me every time.
     
  14. satans-sadists

    satans-sadists Ghost

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    Voted for North By Northwest. Rounding out my top five would be Psycho, Vertigo, The Birds, and Rope. Saw all of these and some other Hitchcock films in the theater during the past six years.
     
  15. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    In a pinch I guess I'd go with NORTH BY NORTHWEST but really,there are a wealth of choices here.
     
  16. Chunkblower

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    Psycho by a hair but Rebecca, Vertigo, The Birds, North by Northwest and Rear Window are all close contenders.
     
  17. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    Voted for Psycho. It's just creepy, with very little blood, and the shower scene alone, is worth all the other Hitchcock movies.
     
  18. Anaestheus

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    Even though I can admit that there are "greater" films by Hitchcock, NbNW has always been my favorite. It may not have the depth of some of his other masterpieces, but there is just something effortlessly perfect about that film. It has a dash of everything that made Hitchcock a genius.
     
  19. _pi_

    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    Vertigo for me. Also one of my all time favorites. The atmosphere, mystery, music .. just so incredibly rewatchable and dense.
     
  20. Yowie

    Yowie Hologram

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    I went with The 39 Steps, for some reason it seems terribly underrated among Hitch fans yet it's one of the most famous films ever made, every situation and scene from that film a memorable image. Probably the textbook film for thriller directors. It's also been remade a few times, but they all obviously fall short of the original's brilliance. Other films I have at the very top are The Birds, Frenzy, Sabotage, Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, Strangers on a Train, Rope, Marnie, Rear Window, The Lady Vanishes, Dial M For Murder, Psycho and both Man Who Knew Too Much. A truly underrated one is Young & Innocent while I'm afraid I find Vertigo and North By Northwest overrated and quite drawn out, basically the latter's famous scenes the best factors there. But with so many great films from perhaps the greatest director ever, it's nearly impossible to choose a real list nevermind trying to order it.
     

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