Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Shadow of a Doubt

Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 Alfred Hitchcock movie written by Thornton Wilder. It stars Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Henry Travers and Hume Cronyn in his first film.

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Slant Magazine and the New York Times have reviews. DVDTalk takes special note of Teresa Wright, saying her "radiant and textured performance is possibly the best by an actress in Hitch's entire filmography" and closes by saying that "Hitchcock's most subtle and least sensational film is also one of his very best." Images Journal says,
Shadow Of A Doubt slanders that most cherished of American landscapes, the small town. That such a thorough critique of American mores appeared during World War II, a time when other directors were enshrining rather than embalming these standards, seems nothing short of incredible.

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