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Jan 5 - Notorious

Feb 2 -

To Kill a Mockingbird
2014 AIFF WINTER FILM SERIES
LIBERTY THEATER, 1203 Commercial Street, Astoria, OR 97103 - (888) 325-4996


Sunday, January 5, 2014
film-notorious.jpg NOTORIOUS
(1946) - 102 min.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock


In Notorious, a brilliant allegory of love and betrayal, Hitchcock fuses two of his favorite elements: suspense and romance. A beautiful woman with a tainted past (Ingrid Bergman) is enlisted by American agent Devlin (Cary Grant) to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex (Claude Rains). Only Devlin can rescue her, but to do so he must face his role in her desperate situation and acknowledge that he's loved her all along.

Ted Tetzlaff's inventive cinematography includes some of the most effective camera shots in Hitchcock's, or anyone's, work.

Stunning performances, Ben Hecht's excellent script, and Hitchcock's direction at its best make Notorious a perfect film.

"Everyone has a favorite Hitchcock film. But when the votes are counted, Notorious always seems to be in the top three or four´┐Żand often number one. Considering how many films the master of suspense directed over several decades, this says a great deal." Rudy Behlmer, America film historian and writer

"Notorious is, along with Shadow of a Doubt, the greatest of the films Hitchcock made in his first decade in America. Indeed, I have no inclination to disagree with François Truffaut when he cites Notorious as the single work that provides the fullest representation of Hitchcock's art." William Rothman, professor of Film Studies, author, and noted Hitchcock expert
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