North by Northwest is one of my dad’s all time favorites, so naturally growing up I hated it. My big sister and I would make barfing noises at the video store (yes we were very mature) whenever he brought this or The Maltese Falcon around. I think it had to do with any 8 year old’s automatic distrust of “grownup” movies made “like a million years ago”. Clearly, we weren’t attuned to the amazingness that is a Hitchcock thriller comedy involving a case of mistaken identity, espionage, attempted murder by crop dusting and the perfection of the cold as ice blond bombshell stereotype.
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I have a very distinct early memory of watching the crop dusting scene and having my dad tell me “Amy, this is the absolute definition of suspense” and I was all like, “Who knew suspense could be so boring.” Charming at 8 years old, I promise.
Anyways, it didn’t take long for me to come around and now it’s one of my all time favorites, too. Cary Grant can do no wrong, obviously, but the real stunner here is Eva Marie Saint. Her steamy, good girl gone bad gone good portrayal of Eve Kendall is the pinnacle of womanly seductive prowess. If I don’t pluck up the courage to take a leaf out of her book, at least I can fake the part, martini in hand. – Amy M.
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