Monday, February 27, 2006

39 Steps (Pseudo Movie Review)

It's hard to knock a classic... but it's also difficult to not notice the holes in Alfred Hitchcock's 39 Steps. I was consumed by one such hole for much of the film, as the inciting action (the stabbing of a female) happened indoors, and carried with it the threat of her guardian (also indoors) being likewise murdered (though the murderers were outside). How does one stab another being when separated by stairwells and brick?

Still, a decent building of suspense as is typical of Hitchcock films... but if you must see something of his, stick with better films such as Birds, Vertigo or Rear Window.

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