Torn Curtain (Better Know Your Hitchcock)

torn-curtainWhew!  It’s been a while since we did one of these.  My bad.  The Birds is coming soon, I swear!

Dr. Girlfriend and I are on a major Alfred Hitchcock kick, and we thought we’d take you along for the ride.  We’re going on a tour of some of his most famous films, a journey that’s sure to be filled with thrills, chills and other words that often appear on Hitchcock movie posters.  I’m not going to bother scoring or all out reviewing Hitchcock’s movies because they’re all great, all classics – this is more of an awareness campaign reminding you to check ’em out.  Today, we’re taking a look at Torn Curtain.

I do feel that some Alfred Hitchcock movies start out slow, and Torn Curtain is certainly one of those.  However, once it gets going, the movie really rolls ahead nicely.  (A train is a good analogy for a lot of Hitchcock’s movies…  assuming the train crashes at the end of the journey, that is.)  The theater and bus scenes are especially memorable for me.

However, as much as I love Julie Andrews, I’m not sure she was the right person for this role.  She’s really good in the flick, but… maybe it’s just history talking.  It’s hard for me to look back and accept Julie Andrews in this role.  Maybe if I’d been around when the flick came out, I’d feel differently.  Paul Newman, on the other hand, is the perfect protagonist for a Hitchcock movie – especially this one.

That’s it, really – it’s Hitchcock.  Check it out!

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Posted on February 6, 2013, in movie review and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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