North by Northwest

North by Northwest ★★★★

Hitchcock’s Wrong Man in the Wrong Place at the Wrong time caper is packed with quotable lines, thrilling set pieces and terrifically likeable characters.

The pace - brilliantly driven by Herrmann’s iconic score - rarely lets up, from the energetic opening titles, through to the chase on Mount Rushmore, via the prairie plane attack (though I’m still not sure quite why the pilot couldn’t pull away from the oil tanker in time?!)

It’s so contemporary, it's hard to believe that it’s nearly 60 years old!