Torn Curtain

Torn Curtain ★★★★½

This is one of very few of the major Hitchcock movies that I hadn't seen before and I really enjoyed it. This is incredibly suspenseful and skips out on camp to be a pretty great spy thriller. I love the scene where Julie Andrews follows her boyfriend Paul Newman on a flight to East Berlin only to realize as they're getting off the plane that this man she had been close to is defecting and she is basically stuck there to figure out what the hell happened with him. Her moment of shock from the door of the plane lingers so that we can see all of the gears churning in her head as she freezes in shock. This plays out to be a Hitch "man on the run" movie that actually feels feasible in the real world.

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