Random Chaos

… the consequences of not concentrating …

The Trouble with Harry*

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock The Trouble with Harry is that it isn’t funny. It’s neither black enough of funny enough and no amount of rewriting history will cover up that it stank on release. Maybe it’s the cast, who try their best but don’t seem to believe in the script. Definitely the script contains few…

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Suspicion ***

Director Alfred Hitchcock When I first watched this film many years ago, I remember being glad that Cary Grant was innocent of Joan Fontaine’s suspicions about him wanting to murder her. Watching it again and the tacked on ending becomes obvious. Grant plays Johnny as a cad who would literally sell out his best friend….

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The Lodger: A Story Of The London Fog (1927)****

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock The first real Hitchcock film, The Lodger uses the idea of a Jack the Ripper type serial killer on the prowl in Twenties London. There’s a trademark opening murder of a blonde girl which then leads to a marvellous montage of social media in 1926, including radio listeners using headphones from…

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The Pleasure Garden (1925)

Alfred Hitchcock’s first film as solo director (and the first film he was involved in to survive) is The Pleasure Garden, a typical melodrama where two hoofers discover and lose love. A major obstacle in watching this film is finding the BFI restored version which is full length, properly scored, and with the correct titles….

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