Tag: Alfred Hitchcock

The week Mons. Hitchcock talked shop with Mons. Truffaut

The week Mons. Hitchcock talked shop with Mons. Truffaut

December 22, 2016 | By

Review of Kent Jones’ 2015 documentary on the momentous meeting in 1966 between Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut that resulted in a classic tome on filmmaking + a lengthy Editor’s Blog on the book’s personal impact.

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BR: Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

BR: Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

December 22, 2016 | By

By 1962, Francois Truffaut, then a hot director on the international film scene, had directed three film – The 400 Blows (1959), Shoot the Piano Player (1960), and Jules and Jim (1962) – and decided to draw from his work as a film critics and journalist at Cahiers du cinéma, and devote a significant chunk of time to setting up a series of discussions with idol Alfred Hitchcock over 8 days…

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Otto Preminger’s Stark Little Masterpiece: Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)

Otto Preminger’s Stark Little Masterpiece: Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)

September 19, 2016 | By

Review of Otto Preminger’s moody psychological thriller Bunny Lake is Missing (1965) from Twilight Time + Editorial Blather on Preminger, Saul Bass, and the value of a cultivated brand name.

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Notes on Vertigo at TIFF:40 with the TSO

Notes on Vertigo at TIFF:40 with the TSO

September 24, 2015 | By

Some thoughts on this past Sunday’s screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) with Bernard Herrmann’s magnificent score performed live by the TSO at Roy Thompson Hall, and some Hitchcock stuff.

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Le giallo francaise: The Bride Wore Black (1968) + Le Boucher (1970)

Le giallo francaise: The Bride Wore Black (1968) + Le Boucher (1970)

July 2, 2015 | By

Reviews of what could be termed two entries in the French giallo genre: Francois Truffaut’s The Bride Wore Black (1968), new on Blu from Twilight Time, and Claude Chabrol’s Le Boucher (1970) on DVD from Pathfinder Home Entertainment.

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BR: Bride Wore Black, The (1968)

BR: Bride Wore Black, The (1968)

July 2, 2015 | By

It’s interesting to compare the theatrical trailer to Francois Truffaut’s film adaptation of Cornell Woolrich’s story about a vengeful widow knocking off the men responsible for the murder of her husband, literally hours after the couple took their vows…

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‘Hitchcock Waltzes from Vienna’

‘Hitchcock Waltzes from Vienna’

January 2, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

In tandem with the release of Danny Elfman’s score to Hitchcock (Sony Classical) I’ve uploaded a release of a rarely seen Alfred Hitchcock film – Waltzes from Vienna (1934) – his only, er, musical. Also added: minor Editor’s Blog on best-of lists, and the need to acknowledge Dumb Moves and Missed Opportunities by labels large & small.

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CD: Hitchcock (2012)

CD: Hitchcock (2012)

January 2, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / H . Rating: Very Good Label: Sony Classical/ Released: November 27, 2012 Tracks & Album Length: 27 tracks / (38:38) . Special Notes: 12-page colour booklet. . Composer: Danny Elfman .Review: HBO’s 2012 teleplay chronicled a more fanciful, if not dramatically divergent making of Psycho (1960) and received mixed critical […]

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DVD: Waltzes from Vienna (1934)

DVD: Waltzes from Vienna (1934)

January 2, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / V to Z . Film: Good/ DVD Transfer: Very Good/ DVD Extras:  n/a Label: Universal France/ Region: 2 (PAL) / Released: February 5, 2013 Genre: Musical / Romance Synopsis: Wafer-thin musical romance about Johann Strauss the younger, and the evolution of his signature waltz “The Blue Danube.” Special […]

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Festivals-a-Go-Go: Nov. 24 – Dec.1, 2011

Festivals-a-Go-Go: Nov. 24 – Dec.1, 2011

November 25, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Tally & heads up of local film festivals & screenings, Doc Soup returns to the Bloor Dec. 7, Rue Morgue’s Cinemacabre, and where you can still get pretty Guillermo del Toro “Fright Night” posters.

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