THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955)

Rich with a sense of autumnal beauty, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry, which was promoted as “[a] comedy about a corpse,” turns on the joke that the corpse of Harry Worp, found in the woods one morning with what appears to be a fatal gunshot wound, won’t stay buried. Four times after clandestine burial […]

FRENZY (Alfred Hitchcock, 1972)

Alfred Hitchcock followed his masterpiece, Psycho (1960), one of the most exactingly brilliant studies of the American social, moral and psychological landscape, with four more or less Europeanized or “international” films; even The Birds (1963), Psycho’s immediate successor, a Californian transplantation of Daphne du Maurier’s story, seems “universal” beyond the studio that released it. Marnie […]