January 2015 Blind Spot: REAR WINDOW (1954)

I've been wanting to check this Alfred Hitchcock classic for ages. It seems to be unanimously loved by critics and audiences alike, which always adds a dose of curiosity to see if it would live up to its classic status. The story centers on a wheelchair bound photographer, Jeff (James Stewart) who spies on his neighbors from …

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On location in Bodega Bay – Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963)

Inspired by the Hitchcock Blogathon hosted by Rob and Zoe, I asked my friend Vince who has contributed several classic posts in the past, including Laura, Vertigo, The Red Shoes, The Omen, etc. to do a write up about his trip to Bodega Bay last year to commemorate Hitchcock's birthday on August 13. In the …

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Six Degrees of Separation Blogathon: Hitchcock to Transformers Movies

Nostra, aka The King of Blog Series is at it again! This time in association with dutch movieblog "De Protagonisten" (who inspired him to do this). Check out the main blogathon page on My Film Views blog. Surely you're all familiar w/ the concept of Six Degrees of Separation, but here's the idea in his own words: …

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Blogathon Relay: TEN Most Influential Directors Of All Time

This Blog Relay idea is really getting around. I did a similar post a while back with the Most Iconic Movie Characters which generally has the same concept. This time around, the 10 Most Influential Directors relay is spearheaded by John at Hitchcock's World. Here's the gist in John's own words: I have compiled a list of ten …

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June 2014 Blind Spot Film: REBECCA (1940)

As with a lot of the BlindSpot viewings this year, there are a lot of firsts in regards to REBECCA. No, it's not the first Hitchcock film I saw, but it's the first Laurence Olivier AND Joan Fontaine film I ever saw. I didn't know David O. Selznick produced this, which was interesting given that I …

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Classic Double Feature: Shadow of a Doubt (1943) & Compulsion (1959)

Greetings, all and sundry! Allow me a few moments of your time in indulge the nostalgia of my youth. And broach a topic very close to my some may say, misspent early years. The Classic Double Feature. Usually reserved for Saturday matinees in the more austere theaters of the day. More often than not, theme …

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Weekend Roundup & Musings on Hitchcock’s SPELLBOUND

Happy Monday everybody! Hope everyone had a nice weekend and get to watch a lot of movies, unlike yours truly here who only get to see ONE film the entire weekend. But the film is one I had been wanting to see for a long time, well ever since I saw Roman Holiday and fell …

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Classic Flix Review: Vertigo by Rockerdad

Well, FlixChatter readers, Ruth has kindly asked for another classic movie review – and with her encouragement, I picked a film I hope will end up in your DVD queues at home or the video store as one to watch over the weekend. Thanks to prairiegirl, I recently got a chance to see the old, …

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Classic Flix Category Debut with Hitchcock’s “Rebecca” Review

Welcome to FlixChatter's Classic Flix category debut, featuring this blog's first ever guest blogger, Vince 'Rockerdad' Caro, whose passion and extensive knowledge of the genre never cease to amaze me! I'm honored to include his in-depth reviews of Hollywood classics and reading 'em definitely inspire me to start watching those flicks and see what I've …

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FlixChatter Weekend Roundup: To Catch a Thief, Love Never Dies – POTO sequel

Weekend always seems to fly by so darn fast, but after the week I've had it was definitely a treat. Friday: Our monthly girls' movie nite is here, which is something I always look forward to. Nothing beats a great meal shared amongst friends, followed by a flick we've selected weeks before. Just to change …

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