It’s not so difficult to envision a grimy criminal underworld where men (and pretty much only men) pick one another off with cold-blooded professionalism.
You know how everyone calls Citizen Kane “the greatest movie ever made”? You know how you don’t really think it’s the greatest movie ever made? Well, today’s your day.
Minnesota native Tippi Hedren says she still remembers getting off the streetcar in downtown Minneapolis and getting a gig to work as a clothing model at Donaldson’s Department Store.
Minnesota native Tippi Hedren is coming to the Twin Cities next month to introduce a free screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Marnie.”
Though composer Bernard Herrmann’s body of work in the world of film is rich and more versatile than he often gets credit for (compare The Devil and Daniel Webster against Taxi Driver and come back to me), it’s his work with Alfred Hitchcock that commands attention.
Hitchcock’s best movies are like creamy bonbons, with velvety entertainment masking a molasses center of dread, obsession and Freudian pitfalls. If Hitchcock is even today considered the consummate movie director, it’s because he’s been one of the most successful at synthesizing his own stylistic and psychological concerns within easily digestible thrill machines.