The next film in the classic series at the theater where I volunteer was one that I had seen many times before, "The Man Who Knew Too Much". I am a huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock, but I had honestly forgotten the extent to which I loved this film.
It is definitely an espionage film classic. Elements of this film can be seen being copied in modern espionage films, such as "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" or "Our Kind of Traitor", but in a way that is often less well-executed than in this film. This film definitely has the feel of a Hitchcock film in that it expertly crafts suspense and has expert cinematic techniques. The cinematography is often beautiful, and while rear projection is often used, it often does not look unrealistic.
The characters are among the best parts of this film. James Stewart and Doris Day are phenomenal actors, playing their roles very well and making me believe that this is a real situation. The child actor is also surprisingly good and believable in what would be a tough role. The writing also aids in the audience's sympathy with the characters, as they are so well-developed throughout the film.
All in all, "The Man Who Knew Too Much" is a great film. I highly recommend it to any fans of espionage films and all film fans in general.
The Man Who Knew Too Much
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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