After catching up this week I finally got around to watching North by Northwest (1959) the movie of the week. This was another Alfred Hitchcock movie, a thriller, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. This was another film that I had never seen, and it turned out to be a good one.
Cary Grant plays Roger Thornhill who is a advertising executive who's identity is mistaken for a U.S. agent. Roger is then chased across the country. The story has many twists and turns and always keeps you guessing. North by Northwest was nominated for three Academy Awards but all three Oscars went instead to Ben-Hur.
Fun fact, at the time, the United Nations prohibited film crews from shooting around its New York City headquarters. Hitchcock used a movie camera hidden in a parked van to film Cary Grant and Adam Williams exiting their taxis and entering the building.
If you haven't seen this film give it a go, it's well worth the watch. I may even try to get a collection of Hitchcock films together and watch them, so far they have all been good. Next week I have American History X (1998) on my list of films to watch, a very graphic movie starting Edward Norton.