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Your Favorite Alfred Hitchcock Film Is:

The Pleasure Garden (1925)
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The Mountain Eagle (1926)
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The Lodger (1927)
0 (0%)
Downhill (1927)
0 (0%)
Easy Virtue (1928)
0 (0%)
The Ring (1927)
0 (0%)
The Farmer's Wife (1928)
0 (0%)
Champagne (1928)
0 (0%)
The Manxman (1929)
0 (0%)
Blackmail (1929)
0 (0%)
Juno and the Paycock (1930)
0 (0%)
Murder! (1930)
0 (0%)
The Skin Game (1931)
0 (0%)
Rich and Strange (1931)
0 (0%)
Number Seventeen (1932)
0 (0%)
Waltzes from Vienna (1934)
0 (0%)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
0 (0%)
The 39 Steps (1935)
0 (0%)
Secret Agent (1936)
0 (0%)
Sabotage (1936)
0 (0%)
Young and Innocent (1937)
0 (0%)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
0 (0%)
Jamaica Inn (1939)
0 (0%)
Rebecca (1940)
1 (0.9%)
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
0 (0%)
Mr and Mrs Smith (1941)
0 (0%)
Suspicion (1941)
0 (0%)
Saboteur (1942)
0 (0%)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
3 (2.7%)
Lifeboat (1944)
0 (0%)
Spellbound (1945)
0 (0%)
Notorious (1946)
3 (2.7%)
The Paradine Case (1947)
0 (0%)
Rope (1948)
3 (2.7%)
Under Capricorn (1949)
0 (0%)
Stage Fright (1950)
0 (0%)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
3 (2.7%)
I Confess (1953)
0 (0%)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
3 (2.7%)
Rear Window (1954)
28 (25.5%)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
0 (0%)
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
2 (1.8%)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
0 (0%)
The Wrong Man (1956)
0 (0%)
Vertigo (1958)
36 (32.7%)
North by Northwest (1959)
10 (9.1%)
Psycho (1960)
13 (11.8%)
The Birds (1963)
3 (2.7%)
Marnie (1964)
1 (0.9%)
Torn Curtain (1966)
0 (0%)
Topaz (1969)
0 (0%)
Frenzy (1972)
0 (0%)
Family Plot (1976)
0 (0%)
Never Seen A Hitchcock Film
0 (0%)
Don't Like Any I Have Seen
1 (0.9%)

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Re: Directors Best Poll #1
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2008, 06:24:42 AM »
Has to be Marnie for me.
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Re: Directors Best Poll #1
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2008, 08:30:21 AM »
No, don't do this to me!  :P

I still can't decide after thinking about it for about six months. It's basically a three way tie between Vertigo, Rear Window and Notorious. I really couldn't say because I love all three. Vertigo has a really good narrative and some unforgettable scenes. Rear Window in funny and suspenseful throughout and his most entertaining work in my opinion. Notorious is really good drama guised in unforgettable tension and suspense. Just can't bring myself to pick any one over the other.

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Re: Directors Best Poll #1
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2008, 08:52:19 AM »
My vote has gone to Vertigo but it was a tough call between that and Dial M for Murder.

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Re: Directors Best Poll #1
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2008, 09:22:55 AM »
Anyone seen Dial M for Murder in 3D? Kinda changes the experience. For the better, surprisingly.

I voted for Psycho. I saw it knowing next to nothing about it and it had an incredible effect on me.

I'd put Rear Window second, North By Northwest 3rd. Probably Vertigo 4th.

But I'm glad to see someone voted for Rope. I think it's very underrated.

Shadow of a Doubt is also up there.
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Re: Directors Best Poll #1
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2008, 09:32:15 AM »
Rear Window all the way.  For whatever reason I don't connect with Vertigo the way everyone else does, and I knew so much about Psycho before I ever saw it that it was kind of messed up for me.  It wasn't a visceral experience though I admire it technically.  Rear Window is special to me because I was already a Hitchcock fan and knew I liked his movies, but Rear Window was one of the 5 that had been out of circulation for years because of legal disputes and were re-released theatrically when the dispute was cleared up in the early 1980s.  I'd always heard RW was good but didn't know anything about it and went to see it in the theater knowing nothing.  I was blown away (despite seeing it in a shoebox of a theatre that had been subdivided into a "twin" with cardboard walls between theatres and being able to hear Clint Eastwood blasting away in Maximum Impact next door during the dark and near silent climax of RW).  It's suspenseful, sexy, and leaves you with something to think about beyond the simple plot in terms of how we view others and how much it's a good idea to get into others' business.  It has some of the trappings of Hitchcock's issues with women but they aren't as in your face as in some of the other movies (which is why To Catch a Thief takes a back seat to Rear Window despite also being sexy and suspenseful and having Grace Kelly in it).

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Re: Directors Best Poll #1
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2008, 09:38:03 AM »
First place: Rear Window for sure
Second place: Psycho and Strangers on a Train
Third place: North by Northwest, Notorious, To Catch a Thief, and Shadow of a Doubt
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Re: Directors Best Poll #1
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2008, 10:39:32 AM »
"Vertigo", fo sho'.  :D

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Re: Directors Best Poll #1
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2008, 11:31:36 AM »
REAR WINDOW!

yup.  though i love everyone i see.

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Re: Directors Best Poll #1
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2008, 12:04:00 PM »
First place: Rear Window for sure
Second place: Psycho and Strangers on a Train
Third place: North by Northwest, Notorious, To Catch a Thief, and Shadow of a Doubt


I'm with you, though I'd put Rebecca in place of To Catch a Thief

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Re: Directors Best Poll #1
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2008, 12:53:21 PM »
Rope! Vertigo and Shadow of a Doubt are second and third.
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