MR. & Mrs. Smith
nine out of six me-toos
Nineteen-forties’ romantic comedy by Alfred Hitchcock, ladies’ man. Probably best not to let too many people see this.
Still in America, so it’s still pushing two hours. Successfully this time around.
Once Hitch came over to the americas, he immediately made a movie that was simply too long. Still decent enough, though.
Hitchcock’s final movie from old blightey. Featuring an impressive gallery of upper class twits of the year, too. It was okay.
The Lady Vanishes
Three out of six. Could do better.
Young and Innocent
Not the best. Not the worst.
Brilliant! And with amazing special effects! And even a collab with the Walt Disney!
Guess you can’t ace it every time. Or maybe I wasn’t paying attention.
The 39 Steps
Milestone reached: the first of Hitch’s films I’d seen before.
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Something wonderful has happened in the realm of cinema since Hitch’s last outing. Or in the realm of digital transfer. Or both. In any case, this film looks about a million times better than the earlier ones.
Things have taken a turn content-wise as well. This feels much more like the later Hitchcock we all know and love. I’m almost allowing myself to hope we’re done with musicals and theater-adaptations.