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I’m Recasting the Alfred Hitchcock Movies: Part 2

In the last part of this series I recast the main characters of classic Hitchcock movies Rope, North by Northwest, and The Birds. Today, I will recast three more films; Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Shadow of a Doubt. Enjoy!

Shadow of a Doubt is one of Hitchcock’s best movies. In fact, it was Hitchcock’s personal favorite and for good reason. This film builds upon its suspense and is perfectly directed, leading you through the story in a really immersive way.

In it, Joseph Cotton plays the estranged uncle, Charlie Oakley and Teresa Wright plays his niece, Charlie Newton. They are the beating heart of this thriller masterpiece and it is their performances that help make this one of my favorite Hitchcock movies.

But who could play these two? I’ve got just the two actors who would be perfect in these roles.

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An Alfred Hitchcock Extravaganza

I’ve been recently watching all of Alfred Hitchcock’s best films and it’s safe to say the experience has been exhilarating. Before you had Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan, or Ridley Scott and James Cameron, directors whose very names drive you to the movie theaters to see their latest works, you had Alfred Hitchcock.

He was the pioneering director who made himself the attraction to see his next great masterpiece. Before making American films that would thus change the world of cinema and wow his fellow movie making peers, he was over in England astonishing his viewers with his masterfully suspenseful flicks that leave one wide-eyed.

It was, of course, his later films made in America (Psycho, Vertigo, etc.) that turned the British director into a household name. A few years ago, I watched Psycho for the first time. I had no idea it was going to be as good as it was nor did I expect it to be that terrifying. My recent second viewing of the movie reiterated to me just how scary the film really is. In fact, it seemed even scarier and more suspenseful the second time I watched it.

After that, I suddenly found the urge to start finding and watching Hitchcock movies and of course I forged ahead to the films that are deemed the best in his repertoir. Today, I will share my ranking of the six Alfred Hitchcock movies I’ve seen and my miniature reviews on each film. Enjoy!

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