Tuesday, November 3, 2009

1955 - Ten Favorite Films

Any year with two Hitchcock films was a a pretty great year. In alphabetical order.

All That Heaven Allows
Ah, that window.

The Court Jester
VistaVision. Danny Kaye. Sword fighting. Plus great songs.

One of the best "perfect murder" movies ever.

The Ladykillers
Two films in a row with horrible, unnecessary remakes.

The Night of the Hunter
Near perfection. The scenes on the river are like viewing a dream.

Richard III
Laurence Olivier's twitchy insectile death is one of the great death scenes on film.

Existential and essential heist film.

David Lean films Katherine Hepburn in Venice.

To Catch a Thief
Insubstantial. Perfect.

The Trouble With Harry
I love the Vermont setting of this film, even though it's mediocre Hitchcock.

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