Why I Love… #130: Destry Rides Again

Year: 1939 Director: George Marshall Stars: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Brian Donlevy When it comes to Westerns, I'm a picky sod. I'm not fond of John Wayne (even allowing for the changing of the times I find him priggish and his roles often steeped in misogyny and racism). I'll enjoy a romping adventure but it'll … Continue reading Why I Love… #130: Destry Rides Again

Why I Love… #48: Vertigo

Year: 1958 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Stars: James Stewart (John 'Scottie' Ferguson), Kim Novak (Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton), Barbara Bel Geddes (Midge Wood), Tom Helmore (Gavin Elster) Genre: Mystery / Thriller Now sitting firmly atop the pile of Sight And Sound's prestigious greatest films list, Alfred Hitchcock's┬áVertigo seems to court more critical appraisal than ever … Continue reading Why I Love… #48: Vertigo