Tag Archives: Alfred Hitchcock

Babylon Berlin

“Dad says the anticipation of having something is often more fun than actually having it. I think he’s crazy. I hate waiting for things. I like to have everything immediately. I can’t think of anything I’d rather anticipate than have right … Continue reading

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Crossing Hitchcock

There’s a lot to talk about in the work of Alfred Hitchcock. His style has become lauded and influential. Even his silhouette is instantly recognizable. The themes and characters in his films have given psychoanalysts at least as much to … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part III: When Slasher Movies Attack

Part I. Part II. So what did I think? Was I entertained? Rarely. Startled? Sometimes. Titillated? Sure. Scared? No. In fact, my main reaction was one of boredom. Parts I, II, and IV are particularly slow. Little attempt is made … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter on Suspense

Editor’s note: Fair warning- Several scenes of graphic, bloody violence are discussed in detail below. With pictures. Small children and people with heart conditions, by all means, continue. Part I. Part II. Part III. The Friday the 13th films are … Continue reading

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There’s a Demon at the End of this Blog Post

In preparing this site, I revisited several favorite entries on David Bordwell’s blog, including This is Your Brain on Movies (Maybe). Go ahead and check it out. DB is talking about what happens when people watch a suspenseful movie. You sit down with … Continue reading

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