Shadow Of A Doubt – Alfred Hitchcock (1942)

With the Hitchcock season soon to come to an end, it seems fitting to look at one the director’s best and often underrated pictures.  His middle period from when he first left England for David O’Selznick’s studio produced a run of astonishing films, often overshadowed by his later American films such as Vertigo (1958) and Rear Window (1954).  These films, often in black and white, are dark, tense exercises … Continue reading Shadow Of A Doubt – Alfred Hitchcock (1942)

The Third Man – Carol Reed (1949)

Film-Noir is a genre so confidently dominated by Hollywood that it takes a film of monumental brilliance to find success in the genre when made outside the valleys of oranges and glamour.  France has Henri-Georges Clouzout’s Les Diaboliques, Germany has Fritz Lang’s M but here in the U.K. we have a Film-Noir that stands higher in the polls than all of the American efforts to grace the genre … Continue reading The Third Man – Carol Reed (1949)