North by Northwest (1959)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 136 min. Release Year: 1959
Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll
About the film:
Academy Award-nominated for Best Story and Screenplay, Best Art Direction, and Best Film Editing.
When a New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent, he must escape the pursuit of spies.
This year’s Hitchcocktober series begins with North by Northwest, the film screenwriter Ernest Lehman called, “the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures,” and the film is full of Hitchcock’s favorite themes, including mistaken identity, espionage, a controlling mother, and a beautiful blonde love interest.
The film is also the first feature to extensively use kinetic typography in its opening title sequence.Hitchcocktober 2020