Tonight’s TCM Hitch

 The great one’s begin to roll...FRIDAY, JULY 21 8:00 PM Rear Window (1954) Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbours. He begins to suspect that the man [...]


I Confess and Dial M for the all-night/DVR crowd

I ConfessOtto Kellar and his wife Alma work as caretaker and housekeeper at a Catholic church in Quebec. Whilst robbing a house where he sometimes works as a gardener, Otto is caught and kills the owner. Racked with guilt he heads back to the church where Father Michael Logan is working late. Otto confesses his [...]

Hitchcock Geek on Rope in Anvil and 1948 reaction

HITCHCOCK'S "ROPE" HANGS IN CRITICS' HALL OF HORROR Alfred Hitchcock's "Rope," the suspense master's first for Warners and his initial experience with Technicolor, earned huzzas from the New York critics, with one notable exception, the Times' Bosley Crowther. While the others, generally, found Hitchcock's experimental stunt of continuous cinematography (there are no cuts or shifts [...]

Hitchcock’s Rope Now Playing on TCM EST and Philip are two young men who share a New York apartment. They consider themselves intellectually superior to their friend David Kentley and as a consequence decide to murder him. Together they strangle David with a rope and placing the body in an old chest, they proceed to hold a small party. The guests [...]

The Rich Colors of Vertigo: More from TCM/Ball University course

I’ve referenced this article in earlier blogs, but I was reminded this week of the piece by the Ball University course with TCM on Hitchcock. It’s an older piece, that was revised when Vertigo was named Best Film Ever Made by BFI’s Sight and Sound international film critics panel - via http://www.rogerebert.comThe red door of [...]