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.
For the 34th episode of HitchPod, we discuss Hitchcock’s 1928 movie Champagne. Although, technically, it should only be called that if it was shot in the Champagne region of France. Otherwise, we’re podcasting about Hitchcock’s 1928 movie Sparkling Wine.
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.
Episode 32 is Topaz, in which Dan and Cat discuss Cuban missiles and crises thereof, hypothesise about the radioactivity of sexual tension and reminisce about the truncation of The Sound of Music and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
It’s the 31st episode of HitchPod and we’re taking a look at Marnie, a movie we’ve foolishly hired without checking its references. Will we pay for this colossal error in judgement? Almost certainly yes. Also, why can’t Dan say the word ‘zoological’?
It’s the 30th episode of HitchPod and we’re in a frenzy, as we cover Hitchcock’s penultimate film, Frenzy, from 1972. We discuss the joys of French cuisine, whether babies should be allowed to fly planes and the perils of imprisoning yourself in a potato truck.
Here’s episode 29 of HitchPod, featuring Number 17. Your 2 regular hosts Cat and Dan spend 43 minutes going through the dozens of things they liked about this film from a 32 year old Hitchcock. Will it be their number 1 film? No. But will it crack the top 10? Let’s call it 50-50.
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.
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.
Here’s episode 36 of HitchPod, in which we go all the way back to look at The Lodger. We discuss spontaneous lynch mobs, a secret Colgate sponsorship, human mannequins, Smokey and the Bandit and much, much more.