The Five Lost Hitchcocks

I can't overemphasize the importance to my development as a film aficionado of the re-release of the Five Lost Hitchcocks in 1983. Even though I had been exposed to so many pictures before I was 17, including such great Hitchcock creations as Psycho and Strangers on A Train, these didn't include Rear Window or Vertigo. I've spent the past 25 years making up for lost time, watching all five movies. The flawed but highly-influential Rope, the gripping 1956 remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much, and the fluffy comic The Trouble With Harry round out the quintet. I view Rear Window and Vertigo at least once a year. It's no wonder that these two appear high on critics lists now, since for a couple of generations it's as if they were only recently released.

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