I love Alfred Hitchcock movies! They are so riveting, surprising, different, rewarding, and the two newest Hitchcock films I watched yesterday blew my mind!
A Shadow of a Doubt
First, my sister and I watched A Shadow of a Doubt which was Hitchcock’s personal favorite film in his repertoire and I don’t blame him. This movie was outstanding, from beginning to end, with a plot that built upon its level of suspense, creating more and more layers of shockingly brilliant movie making.
The film’s primary antagonist was the creepiest villain I’ve seen in Hitchcock’s movies besides Bates in Psycho. However, Teresa Wright’s Charlie is undoubtedly my favorite female character of the Hitchcock movies and maybe is one of my favorite movie heroines of all time.
I found myself cheering for her and scared for her and I just loved her. With so many damsels in distress in these films, it was nice to see her take charge in this movie.
This was undoubtedly one of the best Hitchcock movies I’ve seen and I’m so glad I watched it.
The Man Who Knew Too Much
And then there was The Man Who Knew Too Much which felt like Taken on steroids. My sister and I were so stressed as we watched this film which felt like it took two hours off of my life. The suspense, the anxiety, oh my goodness, it was just so very, very suspenseful. The movie, once it got going, never seemed to let up. By the film’s conclusion, I was simply exhausted.
James Stewart once again shined in this film, only solidifying him once more as one of my favorite actors of the time. This movie was phenomenally made and I discovered a shocking similarity to Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation while watching it, an observation I’ll have to delve into with greater detail in the future.
All in all, if you love Hitchcock and you haven’t seen these movie you’ve got to check them out. They are fantastic films and were way better than I could’ve ever expected.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.