Saturday, August 05, 2006

North by Northwest

On a list of the 50 Films to See Before You Die I was pleased that I had seen 32. I like lists that give my movie viewing direction. I dutifully put the 18 remaining films on my rental list. Many of them are pretty old or foreign.

I rented Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest first in my new quest. The spy thriller stars Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint and is a real gem! As Hitchcock says in the ads "I promise you nothing more than entertainment...." The story traverses the US in an intricate chase that ends up at Mt. Rushmore. Hitchcock's style of irony, twists and amazing location shots earns it a deserved spot on this "must see" list.

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