North by Northwest

by Toby Woollaston

I saw my first 2013 NZIFF film yesterday afternoon; Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest at Auckland’s wonderful Civic theatre. I had no idea it was such a light-hearted film and was expecting something a little different. However, taking in to account its age I found myself thoroughly entertained. It goes without saying that the cornfield scene is an exceptional piece of film-making … no music just great cinematography, and editing. Below is the clip but bear in mind it is poor quality and missing the superb build up.

Got home after the film, tired, only to find that the kids had hired a film (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) to watch over dinner. I was kind of dreading it but I was pleasantly surprised by a very funny and enjoyable film. Good pick kids … zoowee mumma!

Tonight, Jeff Nichol’s Mud.

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