It's a deadly game of 'tag' and Cary Grant is 'it'...
Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.
Cary Grant Eva Marie Saint James Mason Jessie Royce Landis Leo G. Carroll Josephine Hutchinson Philip Ober Martin Landau Adam Williams Edward Platt Robert Ellenstein Les Tremayne Philip Coolidge Patrick McVey Edward Binns Ken Lynch Nora Marlowe Doreen Lang John Beradino Ned Glass Tol Avery Malcolm Atterbury Maudie Prickett Bess Flowers Stanley Adams Andy Albin Ernest Anderson Frank Wilcox Brandon Beach Show All…
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2 1/2 hours of almost fucking and then a train penis goes into a mountain vagina.
why is this hornier than cats (2019)?
North by Northwest is famous because of one scene. Now, that doesn't mean the rest of it is lacking, as it should be common knowledge of its solidified place in the canon of the greatest American films in the history of the cinema, but the zenith is found in a classic Hitchcock concept: the image of the pursuer and the pursued. Its famous sequence of a crop-duster aircraft leaping towards Cary Grant's Roger O. Thornhill in the Midwest countryside - bullets flying near his dives for survival - is constructed through the context of a world unknown: a place not designed for your color or creed or gender or social status. It is an environment, depicted via the…
I love what Hitchcock does visually here. Also probably his silliest (that last cut is hilarious.) Isn't this essentially just The 39 Steps with more creative freedom? He even mentions the number 39.
Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest features a spellbinding first half which makes terrific use of clever humour, elevated tension & elements of mystery or suspense but is unfortunately marred by a lacklustre second half which bogs the story down with a dragged narrative & feels quite overlong in the end although it does have one spectacular sequence that'll be etched in memory once it's seen.
One of the first films to lay down the foundation of modern action thrillers in Hollywood, North by Northwest is a thrilling tale of mistaken identity which concerns an innocent advertising executive who is mistaken for a government agent by an organisation of foreign spies & is pursued by them. The story covers his journey of survival as…
Fun and funny and cool movie TBH
Forgot about that last moment when they jump cut from the cliff to the train. Some might call that — legendary, and fun and funny and cool!
roger didn't shower for like 4 days and he still got the girl? it's just not realistic
Horizontal meets vertical as the title and crisscrossing credits propose. Cary Grant commits the greatest of horizontal acts (swiping into a cab) and tells the man a lie he's a hero for his immobility. The rest of the film turns a cosmic joke on the star as he runs from East to West in the identity of a man of a shorter suit. The camera arcs in a circular dance as he faces James Mason, the short stature man pulling his weight through lean Martin Laundau, who pours a tall bottle into Grant. "It's so horribly sad...why is it I feel like laughing?" an agent exclaims after a top down shot against the UN makes Grant a small dot in…
A benchmark in the action/adventure genre, crafted by one of cinema's masters.
I remembered next no to nothing from this film, apart from its iconic final sequence. It is therefore that I'm still reeling from being transported 50 years back and being swept along on this tale of mistaken identity, romance and espionage.
Hitchcock is of course know as the master of suspense, yet this is perhaps his least suspenseful film. It is, on the other hand, a very exciting adventure filled with the easy charm, class and simplicity of days gone by. I love the fact that practically from the get go, Hitchcock gives us one up on his protagonist. He understands…
No longer my favorite movie of all time—it's just too weightless for that honor—but still the most nonstop fun the medium has ever produced. Somebody somewhere referred to it as the first James Bond movie, and while it's in some sense absurd to compare a professional secret agent out to save the world with an innocent ad exec just struggling to stay alive, there are enough superficial similarities to make one wish for a 007 adventure as consistently witty and blessedly lull-free. (Hot on the heels of Bardem's hammy work in Skyfall, I also appreciated the low-key, urbane menace James Mason brings to his role as chief baddie here. In general, the more bored and blithely unconcerned a villain…
I lowered my rating just a bit on this rewatch. Cary Grant is great (as the semi precursor to James Bond) and so are Eva Marie Saint, James Mason and Martin Landau (he plays probably my favourite character in this whole movie.) Hitchcock's direction is impeccable ofcourse, but I thought some of the humour got in the way of the tension building. Then again, on my previous watch, I was on the edge of my seat. On this viewing though, not so much. Maybe because of the lack of beers this time around?
i honestly wish i had something profound to say but all i'm thinking about right now is how at the beginning of this movie the main guy goes to the oak room and an alarm went off in my mind that just screamed CAROL
i had no idea people were that horny in the 50s
so many sexual innuendos heLLO?
This movie was a blast! Love the cheese, the twists in the plot, the silly and yet iconic use of Mount Rushmore. Sure you could nitpick a lot in this movie, but I’m mostly concerned why a 26 year old CIA agent would be swooning over a 55year old, twice divorced ad-exec. But that aside, loved it.
En algunos momentos es muy lenta y aburrida... 3.5
North by Northwest is a lighthearted stopgap between Hitchcock's two heftiest psychological thrillers—Vertigo in 1958 and Psycho in 1960. Its a film that revels in its own absurdity, with its villains ostensibly wanting to off Cary Grant's quippy Roger Thornhill discretely, yet continually choosing the most conspicuous possible ways of carrying out the deed.
We, of course, are meant to roll with it just as Thornhill does, and that absurdity does lend itself to great sequences. Our main chase sequences increase in absurdity from a blackout drunk car chase, to an attempted murder with a biplane, and finally, an on-foot scramble across Mt. Rushmore, because why the fuck not?
Unfortunately, the film is caught halfway between wanting to be fun…
Watched for Settling the Score.
wtf that ending tho😳🙃
With this being the last of Hitchcock's most famous movies that I hadn't seen I'm slightly disappointed. Still, made for a fun thriller and a good date movie as always with noir. More James Bond with epic explosions than big brained critique of the alienating ontology of one-dimensional man in late capitalist modernity. Still cool tho.
"Roger Thornhill: What's wrong with men like me?
Eve Kendall: They don't believe in marriage.
Roger: I've been married twice.
Eve: See what I mean?"
"Now you listen to me, I'm an advertising man, not a red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself "slightly" killed."
"The Professor: If I thought there was any chance of changing your mind, I'd talk about Miss Kendall, of whom you so obviously disapprove.
Roger Thornhill: Yes, for using sex like some people use a flyswatter."
You can tell Lehman had a fun time writing this for Hitchcock. And you can tell Grant had a fun time acting in this for Hitchcock.
This was my first Hitchcock film and it was fantastic! The end was pretty corny though
Hitchcock said that he always saved the overhead shot for a special moment, preferring to shoot at eye level to increase audience immersion within a scene — as if they were a bystander witnessing the events. Overhead shots are therefore reserved for a moment of importance, usually when a character makes a startling realisation. There are a few of these shots in Northwest. The best of which is the ”from a great height” scene with Mason and Landau — it’s a wonderful little touch that punctuates the scene with a bite of dark humour.
Eva Marie Saint, my favourite Hitchcock blonde, is icey, oh-so-cool, and a strong (for the period) female character. Her chemistry with Cary Grant is filled with sexual chemistry…
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An EXTREMELY Alfred Hitchcock movie.
This feels like an amalgamation of The 39 Steps, Notorious, and Saboteur. Between the wrongly accused man on the run, the spies sending government messages, basically pimping out a female spy, and of course a climactic scene at a national monument, this feels like Hitchcock finally got the formula for this type of movie just right on this one.
I agree with the many sentiments of this being a precursor to James Bond movies, it definitely has that feel to it, albeit a little slower perhaps.
Cary Grant is one of the most charming on screen talents we’ve ever had. He put the team on his back in this one.
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