Saturday, 11 January 2014
It has it all.
A lot of you know that I'm a huge fan of classic Hollywood. I of course have my favourite actors, directors and studios from that era two of which being Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Grant. Lucky for me the pair made several films together. Arguably the best and certainly the best known is North by Northwest. I originally saw this near perfect piece of cinema a couple of years ago and have watched it several times since, including last week. Cary Grant, while not exactly at his youngest in this film is still superb. He is handsome, charming and playful. All the things you expect from Grant in general but he is also cunning, wise and wary. He pulls off the role of Roger Thornhill (a advertising executive mistaken for the fictional CIA agent, George Kaplan) perfectly. He plays the part of the wrongfully accused in such a refreshingly atypical way, that it's near impossible not to mesmerised. The mystery, the romance, the action and the humor are doled out in thrilling doses to create potentially the most memorable film I have ever had the joy of watching. If you have yet to experience this wonderful moment in time for yourself then I strongly urge you to take the plunge. I guarantee whatever your expectations are, they shall be surpassed.