October 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm #10134
Jaws has been said to have a less seen, more suspenseful, Hitchcockian aspect to it. So as a watcher of Hitchcock movies which would you list as your absolute favorite and why?
Mine would be The Birds.
A seacoast town attacked by birds, has a sort of familiar ring. Love those creature attractant seacoast town movies. And this one has creatures in it that we come in contact with everyday. Sharks are real and birds are real. Whereas in Jaws they got rid of Bruce by destroying him, in The Birds the birds won by getting the humans to leave town. Wonder what would have happened if Bruce had done the same thing.October 9, 2011 at 9:28 pm #10135
I am a huge fan of all hitchcock movies- but, Psycho will alawys be my favorite. I love the way that it is shot with the camera angles, etc. And it just has such a creepy premise that it really allows your imagination to wander and think about what goes on in that house every night and how truly erie that it must be.October 11, 2011 at 10:43 am #10140
Psycho is my all time favourite Hitchcock film (and would be in a top 10 list of favourite films), with North by Northwest a close second.
A brilliant director. A brilliant script. A brilliant cast. A brilliant score. (I could also be describing Jaws!)October 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm #10142
I always wanted to see PSYCHO again for the first time because of the shock ending. I think it came close to giving it away when seeing the deppression in the mattress of Mrs Bates’ bedroom, but I didn’t put it together the first time.October 12, 2011 at 11:51 am #10146
Yes know what you mean about the depression in the mattress. It’s one of those things that you twig on repeated viewings.October 12, 2011 at 12:29 pm #10147
My 20 yr old son saw PSYCHO in the theater for the first time a year ago and he loved it. Before he saw it, he asked me what it was about. I managed to keep my big mouth shut and refused to tell him anything of the story. So, he experienced a wonderful night that he will always remember.
When I was 11, I saw a book that showed Janet Liegh on the cover screamming and my curiosity got the best of me. This was before I ever saw the film, so I knew what was coming.October 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm #10149
My favorite Hitchcock film is Vertigo (it’s my 2nd favorite movie of all time). I love James Stewart, Kim Novak is simply gorgeous and Bernard Herrmann’s score is absolutely haunting! I also love Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much and North By Northwest.October 14, 2011 at 11:39 am #10152
Funny enough, when i was very young (approx 5 years old), there were two films that i heard mentioned by adults a few times that intrigued me. I think it was because of the manner that people talked about them, and also the actual names themselves fascinated and struck me as strangely different – even at 5 years of age.
The two films were Psycho and Jaws.October 17, 2011 at 12:58 pm #10158
In 1975, I remember my sixth grade teacher telling us about JAWS. She evidently saw a sneak preview before the June 20th release date. She was still reeling from the shock of it and said it was very scary. I also remember her saying it was very bloody. I saw her for the first time in 30 years a while back and I couldn’t help but remind her of it. She remembered like it was yesterday and I told her I did too!
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