Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 226: Tue Aug 14

Frenzy (Hitchcock, 1972): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.50pm
This movie. made late in Alfred Hitchcock's career, is also screening on Aug 31.

Chicago Reader review:
'This turned out to be Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate film (1972), though there's no sign of the serenity and settledness that generally mark the end of a career. Frenzy, instead, continues to question and probe, and there is a streak of sheer anger in it that seems shockingly alive. The plotting combines two of Hitchcock's favorite themes: the poisoned couple (Marnie, The Man Who Knew Too Much) and the lone man on the run (North by Northwest, Saboteur); its subjects are misogyny and domestic madness.'
Dave Kehr 

Here is the great trailer.

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