Tag: Alfred Hitchcock

Episode 54: Rear Window

For this week’s episode, we conclude our Jimmy Stewart series as we view Hitchcock’s delightful Rear Window!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because there be spoilers ahead. The film is readily available on streaming on Google Play, YouTube, iTunes, Vudu, and Amazon.

Please also join us again on February 7th, when we talk about the amazing British classic, The Third Man!

Rear Window (1954)
Rear Window poster Rating: 8.5/10 (522,060 votes)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: John Michael Hayes, Cornell Woolrich
Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey
Runtime: 112 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Released: 01 Sep 1954
Plot: A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his Greenwich Village courtyard apartment window and, despite the skepticism of his fashion-model girlfriend, becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Episode 47: Vertigo

VertigoThis week, we go see Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo in 70mm, and then we have a whole lot to say about it!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because oh boy do we spoil all the details. The film is readily available for rental on streaming services such as Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, and YouTube.

Note: Melissa only introduces Alee during the first segment, because they weren’t sure Tonya wasn’t at the theater yet, and she wasn’t sure she was going to make it in time for the start. She did get to the theater, though, so she hopped in for the after-film discussion… but Melissa totally forgot to introduce her after the music break. Sorry for any confusion!

Please join us again on May 7th, when we watch Rita Hayworth play Gilda!

Vertigo (1958)
Vertigo poster Rating: 8.3/10 (426,682 votes)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor, Pierre Boileau
Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Released: 28 May 1958
Plot: A former San Francisco police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with the hauntingly beautiful woman he has been hired to trail, who may be deeply disturbed.

Episode 9: Shadow of a Doubt

Shadow of a DoubtWe’ve gone far too long in this podcast without visiting the Master of Suspense, so join us this week in watching Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil a lot of the fun bits. The film can currently be found for rental on iTunes and Amazon Instant as well as various other places.

Our next episode will be about Kansas City Confidential, a great little noir that few people have seen. Listen for it on October 7th!

Oh, and in case you need that Hume Cronyn meme that we talked about during this episode… here you go!

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Shadow of a Doubt poster Rating: 7.8/10 (70,250 votes)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, Alma Reville
Stars: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey
Runtime: 108 min
Rated: Passed
Genre: Film-Noir, Thriller
Released: 15 Jan 1943
Plot: A teenage girl, overjoyed when her favorite uncle comes to visit the family in their quiet California town, slowly begins to suspect that he is in fact the "Merry Widow" killer sought by the authorities.