Saturday, March 18, 2006

the lady vanishes

Alfred Hitchcock is one of those directors who never cease to amaze me. The lady vanishes is one of the greatest films of 1938 (of course) and yet another proof that Hitchcock is one of the best creators of thrillers ever. After an old British lady seems to have disappeared from a train, an entire game of complications and suppositions develops, most of them related to the question whether the lady actually was on that train or not. In other words, as one commentor on IMDB said, "A cracking plot, sparkling dialogue, great characters and sublime direction make The Lady Vanishes an all-time must see."
I admit i am rushing a bit with the comments, but i really am trying to get up-to-date with this blog.


Blogger Romerican said...

Another comparison. I see some influence on that recent Jodie Foster thriller about whether the girl was really on the plane or not... I did not (and will not) watch it, but the commericials reminded me very strongly of the tenets of The Vanishing Lady

7:27 PM  
Blogger diana said...

yes, i believe you are quite right here, the difference being however that between a masterpiece and a flop. At least in my opinion Flightplan was a flop, as well as a total waste of my time.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Romerican said...

Interestingly enough, I just found this movie... uh, available... on the internet and will finally get to watch it. Thanks for reviewing it!

8:01 PM  

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