Sunday, November 21, 2010

Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005)

As I prepare to take a brief vacation, I decided to enjoy some more Dario Argento. My choice, 2005s Do You Like Hitchcock? (Ti piace Hitchcock?)  Often cited as the Italian Hitchcock, Argento may be the perfect person to try to recapture some of the genius created by Alfred.

Plot / A college film student, obsessed with the works of Alfred Hitchcock, investigates a murder committed in the apartment building across from his and suspects that his seductive neighbor hired a girlfriend to commit the deed.

This tribute to legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock may lack the gore that Argento is often noted for, but it is a solid effort. The made for TV tribute centers around the Hitchcock classics Rear Window and Strangers on a Train. While not really a scary flick, there is an air of suspense and some creepiness. The acting is solid and the plot is outstanding, and Argento does a great job at weaving some of his stylish scenes into the constructs of the movie. Like I mentioned earlier, being a made for television entry, the gore is almost non-existent and can never compare to his classic entries, so gory giallo fans may be turned off. However, if you are like me, and enjoy the work of Hitchcock, you will find it an extremely entertaining film.

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