Title: Hitchcock's North By Northwest: The Birth of the Modern Action Film
|Subject:||Music and Movies|
|Date:||March 3, 2011|
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The one modern film genre not existing prior to 1959 was that of the modern action film whose entrance as a genre was inaugurated with the release of Hitchcock's psychopolitical thriller North by Northwest, starring Cary Grant.
North by Northwest is your basic espionage thriller involving mistaken identity and a government conspiracy...
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Cary Grant plays advertising executive Roger Thornhill, who, one evening at his usual club calls over the page boy when his is paging a Mr. George Kaplan. Two mysterious men observing Grant get the idea that Mr. Thornhill is Mr. Kaplan, not simply a man talking to a boy who is paging him. Believing him to be Mr...
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