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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #450 on: August 03, 2010, 12:10:26 PM »
I'm finished!!!!
And I'm not last this time.   :laugh:

Just finished watching Family Plot and the documentary thing and had to come share.

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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #451 on: August 03, 2010, 01:30:19 PM »
 :clap:

About time...  :tease:

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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #452 on: August 03, 2010, 03:46:53 PM »
 :clap: Awesome!

Maybe Tom can be bothered some day as well :P

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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #453 on: August 03, 2010, 07:21:56 PM »
Maybe Tom can be bothered some day as well :P
Problem is, that it also depends on my brother, who wants to watch them with me, but never is in the mood for them when he is visiting me. Otherwise I probably would have watched some of them by now.



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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #454 on: August 03, 2010, 09:03:57 PM »
:clap:

About time...  :tease:

Yeah yeah.  But the main point is I finished.  :p

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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #455 on: August 03, 2010, 09:06:20 PM »
Don't let him teasing you Marie :thumbup:

He haven't finish the Mario Bava marathon and it was one year ago :tease:

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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #456 on: August 03, 2010, 09:12:00 PM »
That's right..I had forgotten about that. :)

Though I think it still took me longer than that to finish this one..and the Bond one.  Oh well.  I did finish them. :)

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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #457 on: August 03, 2010, 09:25:42 PM »
Don't let him teasing you Marie :thumbup:

He haven't finish the Mario Bava marathon and it was one year ago :tease:

Ah, but I didn't have the DVDs to finish it with! I had meant to tell you though... I do now.  :P

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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #458 on: August 03, 2010, 09:58:04 PM »
Finally you got the second set :clap:
Hope that you will add your reviews to the marathon thread soon ;D

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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #459 on: August 04, 2010, 04:40:48 AM »
Don't let him teasing you Marie :thumbup:

He haven't finish the Mario Bava marathon and it was one year ago :tease:

Ah, but I didn't have the DVDs to finish it with! I had meant to tell you though... I do now.  :P

Excuses excuses. ;)

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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #460 on: August 22, 2010, 10:33:19 AM »
Family Plot



When a wealthy woman unwittingly hires a con man and a phony psychic to find her missing heir, the results are diabolically funny in Alfred Hitchcock's tongue-in-cheek mystery thriller. Bruce Dern and Barbara Harris star as a conniving couple plotting to bilk an old lady out of her fortune by pretending to find her long-lost nephew (William Devane). Meanwhile, Devane, a larcenous jeweler, and his beautiful girlfriend (Karen Black) have kidnapped a rich Greek shipping magnate for ransom. Together they're on a nonstop merry-go-round of mystery, murder and mayhem that combines suspense and comedy for unforgettable entertainment.

My Thoughts

This one is a bit different from the other Hitchcock movies that I've seen.  I know this one isn't one of his more popular movies, but I did like it.  There isn't as much suspense in general, though I do think a sequence late in the movie is very suspenseful.  There is a bit of mystery to what is going on, though it isn't as strong since the viewers are aware of certain things fairly early. 

Things are slightly more complicated in since there are basically two stories being told that intersect.  Things jump back and forth between the two stories and characters.  I think the plot is very interesting and entertaining.  Some of what happens is a bit more light hearted, but there are also some serious things happening as well.  Characters are definitely in danger at different points, though even some humor is added to some of those scenes.  The way humor is blended into everything that make the story a little different.  Some people may not like that the movie is more lighthearted in general, but I think that works for the plot and what is going on.

The characters are interesting, especially Blanche who pretends to be psychic.  Her boyfriend George gets pulled into what is going on as well.  He has a legitimate job as a cab driver, but he ends up acting like a private investigator, following people and trying to track down someone.  Arthur isn't in the same league as other Hitchcock villains, but he makes a decent villain.  These characters are fine, but they aren't as memorable as others.

Overall, I did enjoy this movie and am glad I decided to pick it up.  It is different from other Hitchcock movies, but it is still entertaining.  I do think it is worth watching.



I did get a review posted on Epinions.

Family Plot


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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #461 on: August 22, 2010, 12:26:44 PM »
Is that you done then?   ;)

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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #462 on: August 23, 2010, 03:22:20 AM »
Yup.  I have now done reviews on all them too.

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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #463 on: August 23, 2010, 08:14:38 AM »
Family Plot



When a wealthy woman unwittingly hires a con man and a phony psychic to find her missing heir, the results are diabolically funny in Alfred Hitchcock's tongue-in-cheek mystery thriller. Bruce Dern and Barbara Harris star as a conniving couple plotting to bilk an old lady out of her fortune by pretending to find her long-lost nephew (William Devane). Meanwhile, Devane, a larcenous jeweler, and his beautiful girlfriend (Karen Black) have kidnapped a rich Greek shipping magnate for ransom. Together they're on a nonstop merry-go-round of mystery, murder and mayhem that combines suspense and comedy for unforgettable entertainment.

My Thoughts

This one is a bit different from the other Hitchcock movies that I've seen.  I know this one isn't one of his more popular movies, but I did like it.  There isn't as much suspense in general, though I do think a sequence late in the movie is very suspenseful.  There is a bit of mystery to what is going on, though it isn't as strong since the viewers are aware of certain things fairly early. 

Things are slightly more complicated in since there are basically two stories being told that intersect.  Things jump back and forth between the two stories and characters.  I think the plot is very interesting and entertaining.  Some of what happens is a bit more light hearted, but there are also some serious things happening as well.  Characters are definitely in danger at different points, though even some humor is added to some of those scenes.  The way humor is blended into everything that make the story a little different.  Some people may not like that the movie is more lighthearted in general, but I think that works for the plot and what is going on.

The characters are interesting, especially Blanche who pretends to be psychic.  Her boyfriend George gets pulled into what is going on as well.  He has a legitimate job as a cab driver, but he ends up acting like a private investigator, following people and trying to track down someone.  Arthur isn't in the same league as other Hitchcock villains, but he makes a decent villain.  These characters are fine, but they aren't as memorable as others.

Overall, I did enjoy this movie and am glad I decided to pick it up.  It is different from other Hitchcock movies, but it is still entertaining.  I do think it is worth watching.



I did get a review posted on Epinions.

Family Plot



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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Marathon
« Reply #464 on: March 15, 2011, 12:27:30 PM »
Hi guys, having a bit of a crazy a moment, Im trying to find a scene from a hitchcock movie.

Ok so, its a scenem Im sure its carey grant and he and a girl are walking down the stairs and it cuts between that and german spies.... I thought it was Notorious..... but im not sure now.... any have any idea?