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Film Club Review – The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Does Hitchcock ever disappoint? Here he tells another tale of a regular joe caught up in a game of spies and intrigue. This is a really solid plot which grabs you from the start and pulls you along on suspicion of almost every character and significance in almost every clue. This is fantastic stuff and has a great resolution in the end. There are really great set pieces here, like the cymbal clash, the dying man in the market, etc. Great stuff which helped to build the spy genre of movies which would follow.

One thing that people rarely talk about with Hitchcock movies is the dialogue, but almost all of his movies have really great dialogue, and this is no exception. The writing is like a regular conversation, nothing really special though with a moderate amount of wit. it is tempered just right so that these characters become real people to us.
Another great from the master.
9/10

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2 Responses to “Film Club Review – The Man Who Knew Too Much”

  1. Although I haven’t seen every film made by the man, what I have…Hitchcock can do no wrong. The Man Who Knew Too Much is amazing and I am quite fond of Peter Lorre. Well summarized!

    I watched LIFEBOAT for the first time about two weeks ago. It really knocked my socks off, pretty powerful stuff! And as always, an amazing cast!

  2. Thanks for the reply. Lifeboat is one I have been meaning to see for a while, but haven’t gotten around to yet.


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