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Your Favorite Alfred Hitchcock Film Is:

The Pleasure Garden (1925)
0 (0%)
The Mountain Eagle (1926)
0 (0%)
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: Hitchcock, Alfred
« Reply #200 on: December 21, 2017, 09:07:18 PM »
The Farmer's Wife  (Alfred Hitchcock, 1928)

(Corndog, since you enjoyed this movie, I'm dying to know the running time of your DVD copy.)

Wow, 2009...I am sure my opinion of the film will have changed, but I definitely have a recollection of being entertained. If I recall, it was a film that I sat down to write my review with a 3/4 rating in mind, and then talked myself up to 3.5 (FWIW).

I will have to look to see the runtime, but I also remember it being long, so my bet is on the 129 minutes.

I happened onto a copy of the "Alfred Hitchcock: The Legend Begins" box set, and its version of The Farmer's Wife runs 98 minutes. I've rarely been so tempted to rewatch a film I hated.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Hitchcock, Alfred
« Reply #201 on: December 22, 2017, 06:07:03 AM »
Ha, that makes me feel a little better about liking it as much as I did.
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Re: Hitchcock, Alfred
« Reply #202 on: July 06, 2018, 09:43:46 PM »
Up next: Secret Agent (1936)

Iím struggling to decide whether the quality of the version on Amazon Prime is good enough, or if I should hunt around for something better. Iím surprised that high-quality editions donít exist for all Hitchcockís sound films.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Hitchcock, Alfred
« Reply #203 on: July 06, 2018, 11:34:52 PM »
Iím struggling to decide whether the quality of the version on Amazon Prime is good enough, or if I should hunt around for something better.

Okay, you be the judge.

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As if the fuzzy, cropped image weren't bad enough, there's a watermark? There oughta be a law.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Hitchcock, Alfred
« Reply #204 on: July 07, 2018, 12:03:51 AM »
It always depends how badly I want to watch the film. There are a lot of obscure titles I'm looking for and usually after a few minutes my eyes adjust to the poor quality and I'm able push thru.

I went poking around for you and found a lot of 360p versions and a 480p version on Dailymotion that looked like the Amazon Prime screenshots and one other version in 480p, but the running time was only 82 minutes and it didn't look that much better.

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Re: Hitchcock, Alfred
« Reply #205 on: July 07, 2018, 12:09:52 AM »
It just makes me wonder how often we watch a film without fully seeing the real film. I can adjust to bad quality, but I'm sure it still impacts the experience, perhaps even greatly in some circumstances. That happened plenty of times in the Far East bracket (notably, here and here), where it came to be almost expected, but it amazes me a bit to think that a Hitchcock film could fall into that same category.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.