Sunday, March 01, 2009

Hitchcock on Turner Classic Movies

Turner Classic Movies is wrapping up its annual "31 Days of Oscar" salute between now and Tuesday.

This year, each day has been arranged in academic schedules so they haven't been devoted to specific stars or directors.

But today's lineup, which is devoted to psychology, prominently features four films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. I've seen them all and can heartily recommend them all.
  • "Rear Window" will be shown at 12:15 p.m. (Central).

  • "Vertigo" will be shown at 2:15 p.m. (Central).

  • "Psycho" will be shown at 9 p.m. (Central).

  • "Spellbound" will be shown at 11 p.m. (Central).
"Spellbound," which was made in 1945, is the oldest of the four and perhaps the least well known among today's viewers, but it features two of Hollywood's greatest stars, Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck.

I've included a scene from the film above to give you a taste. I hope it will whet your appetite for more!