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I have yet to see any Hitchcock movies, but this thread has got me interested. I have a $25 Amazon gift card burning a hole in my pocket, too.

For some reason, North by Northwest has always been the one I wanted to start with, so I'll probably get that one soon.






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I think you're doing it the right way. Start with the ones that sound the most interesting to you. But yeah while I love Shadow of a Doubt that's not where I would start.

What I may do is finish SoaD and then start up with the favorites. Birds, Psycho, Rear Window, Rope, Vertigo, etc...and go from there. I'm really interested in checking out some of his comedies though, Trouble With Harry being one that I look forward to seeing.

Part of me gets excited when I think about dedicating a full weekend to something like this, and then the other part of me is not sure he wants to sit in front of the TV for that long.






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I have yet to see any Hitchcock movies, but this thread has got me interested. I have a $25 Amazon gift card burning a hole in my pocket, too.

Check my post on page 2...I got this collection from Amazon, and you can get it used for around 40 bucks. 14 of his movies, and most of the classics are there. The velvet case (and just the whole thing in general) is really nice, and that may not matter to you, but it is.






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I'm really interested in checking out some of his comedies though, Trouble With Harry being one that I look forward to seeing.


That's more of a black comedy than a standard comedy, for that Mr. and Mrs. Smith.






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I didn't watch any of the ones I've seen in any order and didn't follow an order the time I rented them for my weekend marathon. I didn't watch the entire weekend, but I think I watched about 8 of them at once. I have no problem watching TV for long periods, though. Many times, I watch while I'm cooking or late at night since I'm a nightowl and on weekends, I can't watch until 5 or 6 am pretty easily.





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That's more of a black comedy than a standard comedy, for that Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

That's fine though...I like black/dark comedies.






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Part of me gets excited when I think about dedicating a full weekend to something like this, and then the other part of me is not sure he wants to sit in front of the TV for that long.



Yeah I would break it up over several weekends. Really you'll get more enjoyment of them that way and the Hitchcock style will soak into you more and you'll recognize the formula in subsequent viewings.

Watching a bunch over the weekend is good to do with a tv series but I wouldn't do it with feature films where it's not serial.






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I love watching TV/movies as well, so I know I'd be fine. But it is fairly intimidating to think about before I start it (I know once I decide to do it it'll prolly fly by).

I just have a wall when I'm getting tired. If I hit that wall, there is nothing I can do to stay awake. I've had to watch the last 10 minutes of Psych like 5 times before because I started it late and kept falling asleep. Ended up finally having to just give up and watch it the next day.






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Finished Shadow of a Doubt a couple nights ago. Liked it, although some parts of it were kinda weird (I thought Charlie and Uncle Charlie were gonna kiss a few times).

I think next I'll move into the classics like I mentioned. Prolly start with either Psycho or The Birds. One thing I noticed is that of all the movies I want to see from him, Hitchcock never made any real "short" movies. They're all right around 100 (or more) minutes. Not that it matters, but for some reason I expected them to be shorter (because they're older I guess).






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Yeah he made a ton of 30 minute to an hour stuff with his tv shows so he didn't skimp on story lines in the feature films. Vertigo is 2+ hours.





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What's the word here





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Hitchcock never made any real "short" movies. They're all right around 100 (or more) minutes.
Plus Vertigo feels like it is about 4 hours long.

At you Freaux!






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What's the word here

Psycho was the next one I watched. I had forgotten a lot about it, so it was cool watching it again. Very good (obviously). I mainly forgot about how early on in the film he murders Janet Leigh.

I haven't had much time in the last week or two to watch much of anything (aside from Arrested Development here and there). Not to mention in my spare time I usually have DVR to catch up on. Hopefully that will change soon and I'll be able to do my Hitchcock weekend like I wanted.



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