Tag: US culture

Don’t look down

Don’t look down

Originally opening in the US in May 1958, Vertigo, which, in those pre-global release days was still finding its way onto European screens at the beginning of the following year, is considered by many to be Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece. A febrile, lurid psycho-drama, the film has a haunting, intangible quality that continues to beguile and … Continue reading Don’t look down

Rope: in cold blood

Rope: in cold blood

Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope (1948) remains to this day something of a curio within the great director’s cannon. Neither attributed classic status alongside the likes of North By Northwest (1959), Vertigo (1958) or Psycho (1960), nor as completely under-appreciated as, say, Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941), Under Capricorn (1949) or Topaz (1969), the film still contains … Continue reading Rope: in cold blood