North by Northwest

North by Northwest ★★★★½

We all possess the innate desire to be pursued. While likely not to this theatrical extent but in more simple ways. It's fulfilling to know that you're constantly being thought about by somebody else.

North by Northwest is entirely aware of itself as a grand and adventurous display that takes place in a narrative that could only exist in the universe of motion pictures. The cinematography is so crisp and vibrant that it couldn't possibly be real life. Roger Thornhill is a man from our world who is placed in the eventful world of a movie come to life.

While perhaps not Hitchcock's greatest film or achievement, it's probably his most vivacious. It's filled with electricity and it may even be a slight satire on the ridiculousness of what we take such great pleasure in - films.