- Spine-tingling suspense
- Sly, puckish humor
- Memorable characters you couldn’t resist, whether they were everyday folks finding themselves in scary situations (like being framed for murders they didn’t commit), or complicated villains who could often be more suave and sympathetic than the good guys—with beautiful heroines, often cool blondes who turned out to be smoldering and passionate inside.
- Equally memorable locations from all over the world
- Characters who had, shall we say, parental issues (and we don’t just mean Norman Bates!)
And so a new Blogathon is born:
July 7th to July 13th, 2012
This wouldn’t be strictly a CMBA blogathon, but simply a fun, casual blogathon open to all who love Hitchcockian (as opposed to just Hitchcock) movies, and wish to participate.
Again, the idea is to not review Alfred's own films, but those that have a Hitchcockian feeling and Hitchcockian elements in them. For example, North by Northwest shares a lot of themes with The Prize (1963), Psycho surely inspired DePalma's Dressed to Kill (1980) not to mention more than a couple more. A film doesn't have to be based on or inspired by any particular AH film, either: Charade (1963) and Arabesque (1966) certainly have the freewheeling terror that a great Hitchcock film does.
Well, you get the idea! And that’s where we come in as your genial hostesses and pals:
Dorian Tenore-Bartilucci, a.k.a. DorianTB of Tales of the Easily Distracted
Rebecca Barnes, a.k.a. Becky of ClassicBecky’s Brain Food
While we won't keep people from doing the same films, we will let everyone know what films have been "taken" on this page, so you can keep track.
If you have any questions of suggestions, we’re all ears! Looking forward to enjoying The Best Hitchcock Movies (That Hitchcock Never Made) in this fun-filled, sun-filled summer!