As typical as it might be, Hitchcock was one of the first directors I truly loved. In high school I tried to get my hands on everything I could. My resources were limited, however, so I settled for the obvious amount of exposure: Psycho, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Dial M for Murder, and Rear Window.
In college we touched on Hitchcock briefly, devoting a screening to Vertigo, and I was lucky enough to add Rope to the “watched” list, but still my exposure was stunted.
It took literal years to get Rebecca on Netflix, and soon after I found it on DVD. The Joan Fontaine/Laurence Olivier flick is probably my favorite Hitchcock film, although the competition is steep and my “favorite” changes with each film I watch.
Now that I have Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, Netflix, more money to purchase movies, an excellent public library system that has 90% of them on DVD, and a lot more free time, I’ve decided to watch ALL the Hitchcock films. Of the ones completed (and not lost) I count 55. I hope to watch them all and write my thoughts here!
I used to write film reviews for fun and money but it psychologically became too much for me when I was trying to write scripts of my own. How could I possibly have faith in my own work when I was expected to be so critical of others’. That’s why these posts won’t be “reviews” really, just thoughts. Take a look at the films I’ve gotten to so far here.
Below is a complete filmography from Hitchcock’s Wikipedia page. If anyone is more of a Hitchcock nerd and sees a discrepancy, please let me know! I won’t be going in order, just by what I can get my hands on that week.