This is a painful cinematic experience. It takes a certain amount of masochism for all but the most rabid Hitchcock fans to sit through this 129-minute snoozer. 223 more words
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“My pop used to say, If someone knocks, assume it’s a murderer. If it’s just a robber, you’ll be happy”.
While today’s film industry appears to be dominated by American studios, stories and sensibilities, one of the most important turning points in modern cinema that is still being felt today took place in France in the years following the second World War. 494 more words
In an year which saw the release of North by Northwest and Some Like It Hot, two experienced professional filmmakers creating renowned masterpieces, Francois Truffaut, in his debut, creates an intensely touching childhood drama that is every bit as good. 58 more words
A number of cinema’s greatest directors are famed for their debut feature-length films. Among them are some personal favourites: The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941); 1,470 more words