I love the story of this film. The protagonist is extremely relatable, as he is the average everyday guy that just happens to be caught in extraordinary circumstances. Cary Grant's acting also helps to develop the character, as his charismatic personality transfers easily to the character. The story is interesting, and exciting, with plenty of twists and turns to keep the audience involved. It is also impressive how the subplots are interwoven so expertly as to create a dynamic, cohesive film.
The technical elements of this film are also particularly impressive. The best scene in the film is the cornfield attack scene. The cinematography in that scene is amazing. Grant's acting is phenomenal. It is deserving of its iconic nature. Other great scenes include the Mt. Rushmore chase scene, and the match cut innuendo at the end, which is also iconic.
So overall, "North by Northwest" is a great film. Fans of espionage thrillers definitely need to have this one under their belt.
North by Northwest
Big Tuna's Rating: A+
How Did I Watch It?: DVD/Blu-Ray in a class.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.