A Girl Named Charlie: Death and the Maiden in Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt

A Girl Named Charlie: Death and the Maiden in Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt

Though I’d never claim to be a film buff, I’ve watched quite a few film noir movies in my time, and no one quite does noir like Alfred Hitchcock, Sam Spade and the Maltese Falcon be damned.  Hitchcock through his vast body of work pulls nerves as taut as the strings on a fiddle, bowing us into fear and exhilaration in classics like Psycho and The Birds.  My favorite film by Hitchcock, however, is lesser known than his more famous works, but I would argue the best of all.

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