Recommend Best Hitchcock

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  1. BrokeNads

    BrokeNads New Member

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    I want to now what is the best Hitchcocks films to have in a must have in dvd. I dont want every Hitchcocks only the best.
    So I have in my collection this ones
    Pyscho
    Vertigo
    Rear Window
    Lifeboat
    Rebecca

    Please recommend more only must buy essential Hitchcock
    Thank you.

    I am not big fan of the birds.
     
  2. YottNik

    YottNik Pay the price!

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    North By Northwest is probably my favorite Hitchcock. A must have, IMO.
     
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    Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious, Spellbound, Marnie, Rope, Frenzy, North By Northwest, Strangers on a Train, The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes.

    Pretty much everything he made is worth owning, aside from a few stinkers (Topaz and Torn Curtain). But hell, even his worst films have their redeeming qualities.

    ~Matt
     
  4. MrVess

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    Go for "Frenzy" and "Rope" next.
     
  5. Harry Warden

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    Frenzy and Stangers on a Train.
     
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    Strangers On a Train is very good.
     
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    North by Northwest is the one I watch the most. It might not be his deepest film, but it is probably his most "Hitchcock." Shadow of Doubt and Dial M for Murder are also high on my list of favorites. Birds is also quite excellent. Overall though, Matt89 is right that you really can't go wrong with any of them. Except maybe Family Plot.
     
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    yeah, its all relative. topaz, torn curtain, family plot....all hitchcock films that have been bashed at one point or another. but they're all films that i've enjoyed watching, and am glad i own. i think the trouble with harry wasn't really well received either, at least in North America. man, just give in and buy as many as you can....start with the cream and then keep going.
     
  9. Cujo108

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    You should give Rope, Spellbound and Foreign Correspondent a go sooner rather than later. The latter isn't usually mentioned among Hitchcock's best, but I'd beg to differ.
     
  10. BrokeNads

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    Thank you for recommend this movies I will look to them. I am current to be in a fix for Hitchocock. My best I think is Vertigo for enjoyment but I like Hitchcock because is the style of directing. Thank you and I celebrate also my 100 posts in horrordigital forums. Thank you friends.
     
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    Hope you enjoy them.
     
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    mutleyhyde Fuck it.

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    Psycho is just so great, as are Vertigo and Rear Window.

    Always loved The Birds myself though.

    Other must sees...
    The 39 Steps
    The Lady Vanishes
    Rope
    The Trouble With Harry
    The Man Who Knew too Much '56
    North by Northwest

    But I must say, no Hitchcock is worth passing up. If you've got the time and one of the lesser loved ones comes on TV or otherwise finds it's way in your hands, do yourself a favor and don't pass it up.

    Lastly, I would confidently recommend Stanley Donen’s "Charade" to any fan of Hitch. The film evokes the essence of the man and his works very nicely.
     
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    absolutely!
     
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    I also forget to say before I have box set of Hitchcock but is movies from 1930s is this ones here

    Rich and Strange
    Sabotage
    The Man who knew too much
    Lady Vanishes
    39 Steps
    Young and Innocent
    Murder
    Secret Agent
    Number 17
    Juno and the Paycock

    Is any comments about this ones that is not so famous? Is anyone see?
     
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    these are all from his British talkie period. One of the great things about hitch's filmography is that you can see the evolution of film from its early silent days right up to the 70's. If you aren't interested in early silent and talkie films, some of his really old stuff probably wont appeal to you. Especially rich and strange and paycock, since they aren't thrillers or mysteries. but most of those are really great, and even those that aren't have something to recommend them. Number 17, for instance, has some really great miniature work near the end in a train sequence. As you've listed them above, the best are probably sabotage through to young and innocent.
     

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