Episode 35 – Stage Fright

Stage Fright (1950)

It’s the 35th episode of HitchPod and we’re stammering and blushing and forgetting all our lines as we discuss Stage Fright, from 1950. Is this Hitchcock’s best ‘minor movie’? Can 2020 vision be applied to film techniques from seventy years earlier? And in what way does an actor from this movie remind us of an England cricket captain? All these questions and more are answered.

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Episode 33 – Sabotage

Sabotage (1936)

In the 33rd regular episode of HitchPod, we go back 85 years to Sabotage, based on Joseph Conrad’s novel The Secret Agent. Despite this, Sabotage has nothing to do with Hitchcock’s movie Secret Agent (which we covered in episode 26). Nor should it be confused with Saboteur (covered in episode 13). Because it’s much better than either of them. Honestly, much, much better.

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Episode 27 – Blackmail

Blackmail (1929)

We know what kind of podcasts you listen to, and unless you buy us a cigar, we’re going to tell the authorities all about. Yes, it’s Blackmail from 1929. We talk about museum safety, how to set appropriate blackmailing goals and pinpoint the precise moment that Hitchcock’s genius was proven.

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Episode 26 – Secret Agent

Secret Agent (1936)

Back to 1936 for a movie set in 1916. We’re keeping an eye out for secret agents, who seem to be everywhere in Secret Agent. Some of the people who seem to be secret agents are secret agents. Some aren’t. Some are, but don’t want to be. Some shouldn’t be, but are. We discuss all the variants in this episode.

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