North by Northwest

North by Northwest ★★★★

Not Hitchcock's best, but I have a certain fondness for it nonetheless. I first watched this film as a high school sophomore in an old movie theater in Palo Alto - an early cinema appreciation experience for me.

The film drags at points, but it's sort of like being in a long cross-country journey with Cary Grant. It'd be nicer if you could talk with him in a coffee shop, or an old-school mahogany bar, but there are far worse people to spend such a long time with.

Claire's A Film A Day, 2014