domingo, 21 de dezembro de 2014

Hitchcock's films, Top 10

10 Rope (1948)

One of Hitchcock's films with more suspense. Until should cause nerves to some. Do the guests find that there is a corpse in the ark?

9 Notorious (1946)

This film loved by so many is the best known of the three films that Ingrid Bergman did with Hitchcock. The scene in which Ingrid tries to take Alex's view of the key is brilliant.

8 Rear Window (1954)

Loved by so many people and one of the best-known Hitchcock’s films, Rear Window tire me a bit (mainly because rarely we leave James Stewart's apartment). But ok. The film has unquestionably cinematic value. It is pure metaphor of cinema, as critics have referred. And of course, the presence of Grace Kelly is wonderful. I've never seen her so beautiful.

7 Suspicion (1941)

When I saw this movie for the first time I found it simple for a Hitchcock movie. And the final is a horror. However, the film raised me a desire to see it constantly. The question that hovers Joan Fontaine and the viewer is terrifying. Your husband is a murderer? As much as like Joan Fontaine, and she won the Academy Award for this film, the biggest star is Cary Grant. He is able to create a wonderful ambiguity about your personality. The final, though happy, is ambiguous.

6 Shadow of a doubt (1943)

First Hitchcock’s movie I saw. And I didn’t know who was him. I found it powerful, full of suspense. Josheph Cotten is very well in the typical Hitchcock’s villain, sophisticated and probably gay.

5 Marnie (1964)

If it was a smaller film Hitchcock, Marnie has a long climb mountain, becoming a well-known film. And with every right. It is a wonder. In academic terms, I can tell you that is very well studied. A crucial film in feminist film theory. "Tippi" Hedren comes out well. We must see that the blonde had no great experience as an actress and her role in the film is quite demanding. The scene of the storm is forced. What ridiculous gestures she does! But come on. The kiss in close-up is very good. The James Bond Sean Connery is very well. I do not know why some people do not agree?

4 Psycho (1960)

Probably the most iconic Hitchcock’s movie, Psycho is a wonderful adventure. Full of suspense, the film is a paradigm in academia. Try to see the shower scene without the magnificent music of Hermann. It is a harder murder, more cruel. Still, I prefer the scene with music.

3 The Birds (1963)

I know it's not the best story of Hitchcock. But is the film that generates more interpretations, precisely because they do not know why the birds attack. When I see The Birds with someone, people get a little disappointed for not knowing why the birds attack. I understand but I like this mystery. The happy ending, but not very happy, is cumbersome.

2 Rebecca (1940)

Hitchcock came to Hollywood and then presented us with this classic movie. Rebecca is a marvel. The begining with Joan Fontaine describe his dream at the same time we pass a gate and went through a dark path to reach the beautiful Manderley is a delight.

1 Vertigo (1958)

There is not a original result, I know. But Vertigo is a marvel. At all levels. The scene where Kim Novak out of the bathroom is my favorite scene of the movie. The obsession we walked along with James Stewart is unique. Some people tell me that the film is very still. Two people I saw the movie with fell asleep without seeing the scene of the flashback. At least one of these people turned out to see the film as he did not know that Judy was Madeleine. It is the surprise effect of Hitchcock. The director prefers the suspense that is made when the viewer knows, before the character, the unfavorable situation in which he is located. In relation to surprise the viewer knows like the character. The surprising effect is weaker because only causes tension, unlike the suspense for some time.
This film is an adaptation of D'entre les morts of french writers Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. Despite the film's argument be based on the story of a book, there is a substantial difference between them. Only at the end of the book is that the reader discovers, at the same time the protagonist of the story, the woman he fell in love and this one to whom he forced to behave like his beloved dead are the same person. Contrary to what happens in the book, Hitchcock, as a director, decided otherwise: before the protagonist discover, the whole truth is revealed to viewers that the two women are actually the same person. Hitchcock is the "master of suspense". In the end of the book there is a surprise in the sense that is revealed to the reader something he did not expect (the two women are, after all, only one). However, in the film, with the amendment made by the director, there is suspense. According to Hitchcock, to be created suspense, the viewer should knows, before the character, the unfavorable situation in which he is located. And this is what happens when you watch Vertigo. The public begins to know, long before Scottie, the woman that he loved and who died when he fell from the belfry is actually the brunnette woman. From the flashback, viewers are suspended over what will happen to Scottie. Start asking "Scottie discover the truth?" Or "How is he going to react?". About what is said here, Hitchcock says precisely that in the movie, unlike what happens in the book, the public has the information, and therefore "we have created a thriller based on the question: How will react James Stewart when you find out that she lied and which indeed Madeleine? "(Truffaut 1974, 210).

I love the contemplative tone of the film. I think so mesmerizing. There is a drought. It's beauty.

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