The Fear of God: Shadow of a Doubt

27 Feb

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt.

3 Responses to “The Fear of God: Shadow of a Doubt”

  1. W. David Lichty February 28, 2018 at 10:42 am #

    Dunkirk also works at home via 4K UHD. It’s definitely not what it was with 65mm film projected at an Imax, but it is still worth catching that way. It’s not the same experience, but it is still a good movie.

    As with blu-rays, 4K transfers from such a sharp source as 65mm film are amazing in their clarity, which is probably the strongest visual component of the home key to immersion.

    Watch out for 2001*, coming this Spring, I think. It was one of the first blu-rays I bought, and was never surpassed in image quality. I think the same will be true in 4K. UHD is 4 times as sharp as blu-ray and most theatrical DCP presentations, but still only 1/12th of the sharpness of 65mm film, so the home picture is likely to be razor sharp on that one.

    * I can make a fair case that 2001 can be seen as a proper horror film. It would only serve as nothing but a bald excuse for you guys to cover it, if you wanted to talk about it just because, but at least it would be a *solid* excuse. I’ll post you something in April.

  2. Leonca March 4, 2018 at 8:27 pm #

    This is one of Hitchcock’s creepiest ones for me, though my favorite is Strangers on a Train. The thought of the threat coming from within family is chilling, especially when you mentioned the mother reminiscing about their time together in childhood.

  3. W. David Lichty July 8, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

    Oh yeah. I forgot in April!

    It’s not *quite* the case i promised, but I think it holds up.

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