I'm not exactly sure why this film was chosen to be a part of the "Halloween Classics" series, but I was glad to see it on the big screen at the theatre at which I volunteer. I love the films of Hitchcock, and I remembered liking this one a lot, but I didn't remember it extremely well. This is another film that I've revisited that I forgot exactly how much I loved it.
This film is set predominantly in one setting, meaning that the film is more about the dialogue than the action. The storytelling is extremely impressive, building suspense extremely well, as is usual for Hitchcock's films. The story is constantly enthralling and intricately thought out. One of the best parts about the story is that we, as the audience, know the result of the mystery. The film is about the ride, not the ending, and it works perfectly.
The cinematography of this film is also extremely impressive. It uses its motion to further develop the action and emotion within the scene. The score is very effective in supporting the atmosphere of the film. The production design is detailed as to support the plot of the film. I think that this film has one of the best production values associated with Hitchcock's films.
So overall, I love "Dial M for Murder", and I had forgotten how much I love it. It is likely one of the less widely seen Hitchcock films, and it needs to become one of the most popular.
Dial M for Murder
Big Tuna's Rating: A+
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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