Wednesday, November 7, 2012


     I want to keep on going with presenting movie trailers every Wednesday. I'm going to have either different themes, genres, directors or actors that will be presented each month. Since a new film by Sacha Gervasi titled Hitchcock will be coming out this month, what better reason to present trailers from the "Master of Suspense," the legendary Alfred Hitchcock. The master of macabre humor and enthralling suspense is one of the most recognized, studied and appreciated directors of all time. Films that range from his early British works such as The Lodger, The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes, to his work in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s with films like Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious and Strangers on a Train, to his legendary technicolor masterpieces in the latter part of his career which brought us cinematic perfections like Rear Window, Vertigo and North by Northwest. The man is someone I admire has a truly great storyteller and master of cinema. I've seen over twenty of his films and none of them seem old at all and are such a pleasure to watch every time. To start off, I will give everyone a couple of trailers of some of his early works that I really enjoy, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and The 39 Steps (1935).
     The Man Who Knew Too Much, the story of a murdered British spy in Switzerland, who confides in his married friends to bring secret information back to Great Britain only to have their daughter kidnapped. The film is truly funny and contains a fantastic shootout and a mysterious, sinister performance from Peter Lorre. The next film is one of my personal favorites, The 39 Steps. The film follows a man who learns of a conspiracy and is thrust into a chase across Scotland in this wrong-man thriller and is one of the most entertaining of Hitchcock's great thrillers. Enjoy.

The Man Who Knew Too Much
Not the best quality but its a fan made trailer

The 39 Steps

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