Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder
1954
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

This weeks Summer of Hitchcock movie at MyFriendAmysBlog.

Dial M for Murder was released the same year as Rear Window, and both dramas play out in one room. The difference is that Dial M for Murder feels much more like a play. While next week's movie, Rear Window, feels claustrophobic (and apparently was supposed to) Dial M for Murder never does. We know what happened. The tension is in following the visual suggestions and clues. Wonder Boy also felt Dial M for Murder had close plot tie ins with Hitchcock's The Rope.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Never saw The Rope. I'll have to look for it.