Monday, June 14, 2010

my first hitchcock film

Vertigo is a strange film, directed by an odd but gifted man. It was the first Hitchcock film I ever saw.

When you really look at it in the light of day, the film's plot, not to mention certain aspects of the characters' behavior, is preposterous. And yet, the realization that a film can be unbelievable and still superb is key to what I appreciate about the art of filmmaking.

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more on this topic soon


Mike Wilson said...

If you haven't seen it (I don't know how to interpret this post's title), I highly recommend Rear Window.

brenda cox giguere said...

Good taste, my friend! Rear Window is actually my favorite, at least of his so-called Fourth Decade films.

I have a lamentable habit of beginning a blog post, then wandering off to address some trivial activity, unrealistically telling myself I'll complete it before anyone gets around to reading it.

My intent was, and is, to post a paragraph or two about my viewing of Vertigo for the first time when I was very young. It was my first Hitchcock film, and was responsible for my realizing just how mesmerizing film could be.

But yes--Rear Window is a superb film, in many ways superior to Vertigo.