Hitchcock Triple Feature
November 25, 2007 11:21 PM   Subscribe

Though not as commonly known, Alfred Hitchcock's late British period is nonetheless an intriguing look at what delights were to come from his later work.

Secret Agent (1936 | Wikipedia | Download)
Young and Innocent (1937 | Wikipedia | Download)
Jamaica Inn (1939 | Wikipedia | Download)

posted by dhammond (13 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
1. Pre-Hollywood Hitchcock is pretty spectacular (what, no "The Lady Vanishes", no "Sabotage"?)

2. So what you're saying is these movies are now public domain?

3. These downloads won't look like they were squeezed out the ass end of Utube via goolgeVideo via Larry's totally mediocre compression skills that managed to delete the first and last five minutes of the movie? That is, I'll be able to watch them at something approaching regular scale without feeling like someone is sand-papering my eyes?

Then, awesome!
posted by From Bklyn at 12:07 AM on November 26, 2007

The 39 Steps is also pretty awesome British Hitchcock.
posted by SoftRain at 12:14 AM on November 26, 2007

haha, item.
posted by dobbs at 12:39 AM on November 26, 2007

I recently saw Jamaica Inn for the first time. It wasn't one of his better films and there were some awkward changes from the original material (apparently spurred by Laughton's push for a more important and less malevolent role). I would have liked to see it in a better version, but due to being PD it was one of the crappiest DVD transfers I've ever seen.
posted by dhartung at 1:36 AM on November 26, 2007 [1 favorite]

Young and Innocent contains pretty much the perfect representation of Lacan's objet petit a.

And because it's Hitchcock, it comes via a bird.
posted by Wolof at 2:06 AM on November 26, 2007

Last night, I dreamed I was called out on MetaTalk again...
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:37 AM on November 26, 2007

Of interest to British Hitch fans: new play version of The 39 Steps. Saw this in its pre-Broadway run here in Boston. It's kind of broad but still a lot of fun (and Hitch himself has a cameo).
posted by pxe2000 at 3:32 AM on November 26, 2007

Looks like it's Hitch week for some of us. :)
posted by miss lynnster at 11:05 AM on November 26, 2007

Tried watching The 39 Steps twice, to no avail. But thanks, dhammond, I'll give Hitch's brit period another try.
posted by telstar at 2:13 PM on November 26, 2007

Oooh! This is cool. 1000 frames from each Hitchcock movie. :)
posted by miss lynnster at 2:29 PM on November 26, 2007

Oooh! This is cool.

You're correct. Loving this.
posted by Wolof at 3:19 PM on November 26, 2007

That is better than cool, miss lynnster. That's spectacular. Even awesome, I might say.

Years ago when I was a book editor I got three books by the film historian Richard J. Anobile to review that included every frame from the classic films The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and Psycho.
The latter had about 1300 photos total, so 1000 is pretty complete.
posted by LeLiLo at 4:02 PM on November 26, 2007

Good find, miss l.
posted by dhammond at 5:17 PM on November 26, 2007

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