Wednesday, November 16, 2005

vertigo



























i forgot to mention that while bean was cavorting in cambridge with miss glissando, we watched vertigo. i hadn't seen it for a long time, and boo LOVED it. i want to have a classic film festival, and stay up all night watching great old movies! maybe we'll start with hitchcock (we need to catch bean up). any suggestions for great hitchcock films? i think we're all in agreement that psycho is too scary for my babies.

6 comments:

david said...

Ellen and I have a bunch of Hitchcock DVRed and we've only watched one so far...the original British version of the Man Who Knew Too Much. It is in black and white and isn't that scary but there is a bloodbath at the end. There is a lot of humor in it. We will report on the others as we watch (Sabotage, Juno and the Paycock, Jamaica Inn, and a couple of others). I think the funny ones like the Trouble with Harry would be fun. Oh, I also watched North by Northwest again and really liked it. It isn't scary but it is suspenseful. It is also kinda funny.

david said...

Mom and I watched a whole bunch of Hitchcock movies together at some point. I have no idea how old I was but it is a very fond memory... We also watched a bunch of Vietnam movies together (Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, among others).

lizzie lou said...

i wonder how old you were when you watched the vietnam movies!!!

i think mom would say "the birds" is too scary, but that's one i think would be really fun.

mom said...

well, my current favorite Hitchcock is Rear Window. North by Northwest is nearly a perfect movie. Strangers on a Train is also great(a little creepy...) I actually liked torn curtain, though it really isn't "good", it's fun. To Catch a Theif, Spellbound &/or Notorious (i get those two mixed up) Lifeboat....and and...hoo boy. I also remember our hitchcock & Vietnam festivals fondly. Were we in St Louis or Baltimore?

mom said...

and, which boy & I had the gratuitous violence & inappropriate sex film festival...? *that* was fun...

lizzie lou said...

well, we are backed up with holiday films at the moment, but i intend to add all the best hitchcock movies to my queue right now. i remember thinking "the trouble with harry" was hilarious. not a scary one at all. i think "rear window" next...