Tuesday, October 9, 2007
North by Northwest
This is one of my favorite Alfred Hitchcock films. It's basically about mistaken identity and things and people not being what they seem to be. Cary Grant is just so great in this movie--the way he dryly delivers his lines. Interestingly, he was not originally cast to be the lead; Jimmy Stewart was, but after the poor box office performance of Vertigo, Grant was cast in the role. This film has some famous scenes--the crop duster scene and the Mt. Rushmore scenes.