By Eric San Juan, Jim McDevitt

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Recommended. (Library magazine )

A yr of Hitchcock is prepared into fifty two chronological chapters and invitations readers to spend a yr with the director's top works to understand his improvement. each one movie is taken into account in gentle of Hitchcock's profession and subject matters principal to his paintings, supplying a spotlight at the variety of his well-known and lesser-publicized motion pictures and offering a key research ideal for any college-level movie library occupied with Hitchcock's motion pictures. (California Bookwatch, November 2009 )
Review
Recommended.
(Library magazine )

A 12 months of Hitchcock is prepared into fifty two chronological chapters and invitations readers to spend a 12 months with the director's most sensible works to understand his improvement. every one movie is taken into account in mild of Hitchcock's profession and topics valuable to his paintings, delivering a spotlight at the variety of his recognized and lesser-publicized motion pictures and supplying a key research ideal for any college-level movie library interested by Hitchcock's movies. (California Bookwatch, November 2009 )

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About that leading lady. Without a strong lead to hold things together, there is always a danger that a film like this will fall apart. Leading lady Betty Balfour, however, a silent film veteran, not only manages to keep things afloat, she positively shines. She carries this film and is the first of many blonde lead actresses Hitchcock filmed with affection. His camera is in love with her, and for good reason. Her warm smile, bright eyes, and ability to change expression in the blink of an eye add depth to a lightweight character—were she a young lady today, she’d be a party girl, famous simply for being famous.

Exists, called Mary. It was filmed using the same script and on the same sets, but featured a German cast. ✦ When Sir John’s thoughts are audible to the audience during the bathroom sequence, the technology available did not allow the audio to be dubbed in later, so it had to be created “live” for the camera. In order to create the scene, Hitchcock had a real orchestra playing off-camera, with a recording of Sir John’s thoughts being played just off set. S. release. ✦ This was Hitchcock’s third sound film, and his third film featuring a murder.

He believes the young actress has been wrongly accused, and so goes on a quest to find the real murderer. What follows is a mystery in the classic Hitchcock style. IMPRESSIONS Hitchcock ventures back into familiar territory with Murder! It’s not a perfect motion picture by any means, but coming on the heels of Juno and the 42 MURDER! (1930) 43 Paycock, it’s practically a revelation. The film is also a big indication that Hitchcock would easily make the transition from silent to sound. Blackmail was a noteworthy but flawed effort, Juno was pure drudgery, but Murder!

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