CamFilmFest Diary: Day 4

Date: Sunday 16 September

Films: 1 – North by Northwest

Beverages: 1 coke

Biscuits: 1

Verdict: A poor performance today, thanks to the combination of a late night last night, a long-ish film today and a need for an early night. North by Northwest as terrifically entertaining on the big screen as ever it was, with Cary Grant at his most suave and Hitch clearly having a ball with several classic set-pieces rubbing shoulders with each other. Preceding the film was a talk by director Richard Bracewell on Hitchcock’s technical expertise, examining his use of montage, composition and point of view shots. Fascinating stuff, if necessarily brief.

Must try harder tomorrow.

Published by Gavin Midgley

Freelance film journalist, blogger and geek.

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