Sunday, November 27, 2005

DIAL H FOR HITCHCOCK: THE GENIUS BEHIND THE SHOWMAN (1999) - Ted Haimes

A serviceable made-for-TV Hitchcock doc. Nothing too new or extraordinary here. Mainly, talking heads waxing philosophic about the Master of Suspense. A little bit of Altman. A little bit of Demme. A little bit of Ronald Neame. Too much sycophantic Bogdanovich as always. And too little DePalma, for my money, considering he owes most of his career to Hitch.

Good for a Hitchcock first-timer, though. Or maybe a refresher course for fans while eating dinner or paying bills.

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