Welcome back to Thursday Movie Picks hosted by Wandering through the Shelves. Comes October and Halloween follows. Therefore, the whole month is dedicated to Halloween, starting from this week with Alfred Hitchcock Movies as the theme.
To begin with, I’d like to confess that I am a sucker to Hitchcock’s movies. I just started watching his movies earlier this year, and so far, I have just watched 2 movies from his long list of filmography. Therefore, please forgive my picks for this week ’cause I just cheated for this.
01. Psycho (1960)
Who doesn’t know this movie? I bet most people has at least heard of it, especially the shower scene with that eerie scoring. Yet, Psycho is more than just that shower scene, it’s a pure mystery with pile of twist that gives foundation to thriller movies nowadays. The legacy of Psycho is real, although it took me 23 years for me to finally watch this.
02. Vertigo (1958)
Psychological thriller at its finest! I kept wondering how Hitchcock came up with the Vertigo effects and all details. I love how Hitchcock managed to exploit some phobias to create a strong murder story which goes enticing even though it’s slow-paced.
03. Hitchcock (2012)
This is the part where I cheat. I haven’t watched any of his movies anymore since Vertigo, but this movie was the movie that inspired me to watch Hitchcock’s. This stylist reconstruction of Psycho’s troubled production is a bit slow but it opens my mind on how Hitchcock worked to make his thriller comes real. Therefore, I pick this movie cause I think it’s as worthy as Hitchcock’s movies for me personally.
So, those are my picks. Sorry for cheating, but… will you hit the comment button?