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  • Hitchcock was said to have preferred the protaganists to the villians, claiming that the baddies were often boring, and he demonstrates that well here
  • One such hazard is a thrilling sequence when George and Blanche are stuck in a speeding and brakeless car, having to avoid other vehicles and the like

    • by selphiealmasy8
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      Alfred Hitchcock’s final film, Family Plot is a gentle little final film for one of cinema’s greatest filmmaker’s ever. It is thrilling but it is not one of his trips into the world of stark horror that he delved into with Psycho or the Birds.

      And this suits him just fine.

      Hitchcock had an eye for humor. He showed this in many of his films, even if it was


      slanted with darkness, like in Rear Window. Family Plot has a lot of deception and its fair share of suspense but it is a nice return to more frothier entertainment than one of his last films, Frenzy.

      In Family Plot we meet fake medium Blanche (a wonderful turn by Barbara Harris) and her lover George (Bruce Dern in an unusual good guy role) who is searching for a ...


      • wealthy woman’s lost nephew. This throws them into contact with ransomers William Devane and Karen Black.

        I really like how in this film it is the good characters that win our affections. Hitchcock was said to have preferred the protaganists to the villians, claiming that the baddies were often boring, and he demonstrates that well here. Harris and Dern have a pleasant chemistry and we are afraid for

        them when they are in jeopardy.

        One such hazard is a thrilling sequence when George and Blanche are stuck in a speeding and brakeless car, having to avoid other vehicles and the like.

        I am glad that this was Alfred’s final film, as opposed to a more darker one that he planned on doing next. Family Plot is a perfect final effort from a man who’s work will last for eternity.




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