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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: Film Score Friday 1/11/19 by Scott Bettencourt
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 1:00 AM   
 By:   No Respectable Gentleman   (Member)

Someone should start a thread on Hitchcockian films that would be regarded as classics if they'd been directed by Hitchcock.

On another note, my beef of the week is with the critical meltdown that accompanied BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY's awards success. Now I'm no fan of co-director Bryan Singer and I know nothing about Queen, but for me BOHEMIAN RHAPSOIDY was the only film I saw in 2018 that was consistently lucid while building to an electrifying last reel (compare to the "huh-is-that-it?" endings of ROMA, FIRST MAN and THE FAVOURITE). For these increasingly rare qualities it won huge popularity among the great unwashed (closing in on $800m worldwide). One might have more sympathy with the critics if just one of their anointed films was as good as they told us it was, but A STAR IS BORN, to take an example, was a reheated souffle lurching from story beat to story beat with some fashionable incoherence (chiefly relating to Cooper's puzzling family dynamics). Not a terrible film by any means, but gee whiz, if that's Best Picture material then the industry is in dire straits.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2019 - 9:10 PM   
 By:   TimeBandit   (Member)

This is considered a classic, but the most Hitchcockian film I ever saw, not directed by Hitchcock, was Witness For the Prosecution, directed by Billy Wilder.

 
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