Tuesday, June 5, 2012

North By Northwest

North By Northwest
Released Date: September 17, 1959
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll, Josephine Hutchinson, Philip Ober, Edward Platt, and Martin Landau

     Everyone has been mistaken for someone else. That is a part of life. Whether it is that you look like someone, or maybe you just have one of those faces. But can you imagine being mistaken for someone that is not even real? Let me take that one step further, could you imagine being mistaken for someone that not only isn't real but will put your life in danger? This movie is amazing, Alfred Hitchcock directed it, so that would be enough said. But we can throw in the amazing Cary Grant and also James Mason. This movie also takes us to amazing places in America. Like the UN (United Nations) and Mt. Rushmore. This movie is also rather funny because Jessie Royce Landis plays Cary Grant's mother, and she is only seven years older than Mr. Grant.

     North By Northwest begins us following a man, Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) from a building to a cab and then to lunch with some friends. When he realizes he needs to call his secretary for business, that is when everything goes haywire. Kaplin, Mr. George Kaplin is the name that is called and Thornhill makes the mistake of what looks like answering this call from a bell boy that works at the restaurant. Mr. Thornhill is shown where the telephones are, and then gets himself stuck between two men with guns. Now it is a race of the clock to make these men realize that he is NOT George Kaplin. And what makes that more difficult is that, again, Mr. Kaplin is not even real. And then men that capture him don't believe him. This movie really is a fun and exciting thriller and will keep you on your toes.

     I would naturally say that I love this movie because of the great Alfred Hitchcock and I am also a huge Cary Grant fan. But I would recommend this to anyone that loves fast, exciting movies. :)


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