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And the best Hitchcock movie is…

October 14, 2012 WINDOW!

Had a feeling this was gonna be the winner, but can’t say I wasn’t pulling for NXNW. Nothing against Rear Window though. Hell of a film if there ever was one.

Swell voting, folks. Not really sure why this poll never dawned on me before.

Rear Window: 10 votes
Psycho: 7 votes
The Birds: 5 votes
Vertigo: 4 votes (still confuses the hell out of me)
North by Northwest: 4 votes
The 39 Steps: 1 vote (very happy to see that get a vote)
Notorious: 1 vote
Lifeboat: 1 vote
Dial M for Murder: 0 votes
Strangers on a Train: 0 votes
Rope: 0 votes
The Lady Vanishes: 0 votes
The Man Who Knew Too Much: 0 votes

Man, I really need to brush up on my Hitchcock.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. October 14, 2012 3:40 pm

    Damn it, I missed this vote too!!!! How did this happen. Well, I do like Rear Window, but I’d have to give it to North By Northwest – that’s my favorite and despite your results, it happens to be the best as well. 39 Steps is awesome too.

    • October 15, 2012 11:41 am

      Haha. Sorry, Jessica. NXNW could have used the help, too. Totally would have been my vote as well if I voted on these things.

      And I love The 39 Steps. I really wish that one was more well-known.

  2. October 14, 2012 7:33 pm

    Only one vote for Notorious? Blasphemy!

  3. October 14, 2012 10:52 pm

    I have a pretty big gap with regard to Hitchcock. Him and Stanley Kubrick, the two most famous directors I have almost no familiarity with whatsoever.

    I recently started working on that, though, starting with Hitchcock. (I wasn’t aware a movie about him was coming out until after I started watching his films, which is very convenient timing for me.)

    So far, I’ve seen “Psycho,” “Vertigo,” and “Rear Window.” And I agree with this poll. “Rear Window” is my favorite of those three. I know a lot of people like “Vertigo,” and it is a very entertaining film, but I’m not convinced it’s aged as well.

    • October 15, 2012 11:47 am

      Hitchcock and Kubrick would make for two really fun marathons. You ever get started on those, you keep me posted, man.

      Not really sold on the new biopic though, the production process of Psycho seems like an odd way to approach his life.

      And as much as critics LOOOOVE Vertigo, I still have yet to be swayed. Good stuff, but not my favorite Hitchcock.

  4. October 15, 2012 4:02 pm

    Oooh, love Rear Window AND North by Northwest, and also Dial M for Murder and The 39 Steps even though it’s wildly different to the book! I just went to see To Catch A Thief at the BFI in London the other week, it was great to see in the cinema!

    • October 16, 2012 10:41 am

      Man, I really need to do my homework. Didn’t even know 39 Steps was adapted from a book, but now I’m totally intrigued. Never even seen To Catch a Thief. What am I doing with my life?!?!

      • October 16, 2012 1:53 pm

        Ah, you’re probably doing a lot more than I am! The book of The Thirty-Nine Steps is great, it’s by John Buchan and it’s pretty short, quite a bit darker and has not nearly as many women as Hitchcock added, but it is fun. Definitely recommend it! To Catch a Thief on the other hand is pretty light and fluffy by comparison, but it is fun, it’s absolutely made for Cary Grant and it looks wonderful!
        Great idea for a poll by the way, wish I’d found it before it closed!

      • October 17, 2012 1:11 pm

        Thanks! Wish I could take credit for it, but that one goes to one of my readers. No idea how it never dawned on me before though.

        And will def check out that novel and To Catch a Thief. Really is high time I caught up on the guy.

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