NORTH BY NORTHWEST

Rating: M
Length: 136 mins
Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)North by Northwest has been referred to as “the first James Bond film” due to its similarities with splashily colorful settings, secret agents, and an elegant, daring, wisecracking leading man (Cary Grant) opposite a sinister yet strangely charming villain (James Mason) . Hitchcock planned the film as a change of pace after his dark romantic thriller Vertigo a year earlier. Writer Ernest Lehman has also mocked those who look for symbolism in the film. This wry, sophisticated film is considered to be a masterpiece for its themes of deception, mistaken identity, and moral relativism in the Cold War era.

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