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Amazon streaming not a synchronised film!! Excellent film slightly spoiled!
on 19 August 2017
I grew up with a father (91) who is an avid Hitchcock fan, so I got taken to movies or saw on tv in black and white Hitchcock films and tv programs directed by him from as early as suitable. The first time 'Psycho' was on tv my cousins and I watched it from behind the sofa!! Anyhow this movie has all the usual Hitchcock tricks including appearing himself as an extra, (in the club scene). He used 'real time' a lot in some of his movies which gives an eerie feel to the pace , a kind of slowness and study of events rather than the faster pace of most modern movies. Intense with an enticing story line that you keeps you thinking. No elaborate sets or locations in this one so it gives you in a short space of time a claustrophobic atmosphere building to a maximum thrill. Looking back you can easily see why Hitchcock was such a sensation. His style of story telling ( without a good story is like a recipe without using the best ingredients,very important) and simple interpretation also innovative filming techniques, his unique talents are a winner every time. Unfortunately when I streamed this film through Amazon Prime the sound was badly out of Sync!! Which was a shame! Had the sound been right I would have given it 5 stars