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Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much for the middle school crowd

02.08.2011

I liked cool stuff in middle school. Sadly, I did not really get into anything Alfred Hitchcock until High School.

Movies like DISTURBIA have brought the world of Hitchcock to the younger generation. While a world that sees Shia LaBeouf as James Stewart's successor scares me, DISTURBIA really didn't bother me that much.

So maybe the re-imagining of THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH will end up as an average film, or at least it could strive for that. This version will be called, THE KID WHO KNEW TOO MUCH and will flip the original plot of the story. In this one instead of a kid getting kidnapped, the parents will be the ones who get kidnapped. I guess the kid will be the one to investigate the conspiracy now. This feels like an idea for the 90's.

John and Jez Butterworth will be the ones scripting this fun adventure. Jez was on board at one point to write the remake of THE BIRDS.

Devin over at BadAss Digest (who reported the original story) makes a good point, "And before you get too worked up, remember that The Man Who Knew Too Much was Hitchcock remaking himself! He shot the original in 1934, and preferred the 1956 version." So now you should feel all warm and cuddly inside.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite Hitchcock film?
Source: BadAss Digest

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8:51PM on 02/09/2011
This movie won't deserve to have any association with a filmmaker like Hitchcock. But I am always glad to discuss his films with other fans, even if it is only due to the fact that his work is being ripped off again.

Tidbit: Favorite is North by Northwest. Cary Grant is so freakin smooth. Eva Marie Saint's first film, James Mason and a young Martin Balsam - good stuff!
Also love Dial M for Murder.
This movie won't deserve to have any association with a filmmaker like Hitchcock. But I am always glad to discuss his films with other fans, even if it is only due to the fact that his work is being ripped off again.

Tidbit: Favorite is North by Northwest. Cary Grant is so freakin smooth. Eva Marie Saint's first film, James Mason and a young Martin Balsam - good stuff!
Also love Dial M for Murder.
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12:08PM on 02/09/2011

extra tidbit

NxNW or Rope
NxNW or Rope
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11:42AM on 02/09/2011

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north by northwest
north by northwest
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7:58AM on 02/09/2011
I haven't seen the James Stewart version. But the Leslie Banks/Peter Lorre version holds up surprisingly well in my opinion. Maybe that's just cuz I love anything with Peter Lorre in it.

And I don't know if I can really choose a favorite. I like The 39 Steps, North by Northwest, Psycho, but Rear Window is probably among his greatest technical achievements.
I haven't seen the James Stewart version. But the Leslie Banks/Peter Lorre version holds up surprisingly well in my opinion. Maybe that's just cuz I love anything with Peter Lorre in it.

And I don't know if I can really choose a favorite. I like The 39 Steps, North by Northwest, Psycho, but Rear Window is probably among his greatest technical achievements.
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11:58PM on 02/08/2011
What I want to know is when any of Hitchcock's movies other than Psycho are coming to blu-ray. Has there been any info, whatsoever?

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1. Rear Window
2. Notorious
3. Psycho
What I want to know is when any of Hitchcock's movies other than Psycho are coming to blu-ray. Has there been any info, whatsoever?

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1. Rear Window
2. Notorious
3. Psycho
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11:50PM on 02/08/2011
I have no problems with remakes from Hitchcock's movies. While alive he recycled a lot of his scripts for his TV show and "The Man who Knew Too Much" is a remake itself of the movie "The Man Who Knew Too Much", directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Extra Tidbit: Psycho. I personally feel it's the only truly original movie he made.
I have no problems with remakes from Hitchcock's movies. While alive he recycled a lot of his scripts for his TV show and "The Man who Knew Too Much" is a remake itself of the movie "The Man Who Knew Too Much", directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Extra Tidbit: Psycho. I personally feel it's the only truly original movie he made.
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10:56PM on 02/08/2011
"In this one instead of a kid getting kidnapped, the parents will be the ones who get kidnapped."

Um...... Okay. Wouldn't that make them parentnapped and not kidnapped?
"In this one instead of a kid getting kidnapped, the parents will be the ones who get kidnapped."

Um...... Okay. Wouldn't that make them parentnapped and not kidnapped?
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10:40PM on 02/08/2011
Rebecca
Rebecca
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9:54PM on 02/08/2011
Vertigo my fav followed by rear window
Vertigo my fav followed by rear window
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9:25PM on 02/08/2011
This is some bullshit! I have a feeling that Justin Bieber is gonna be the kid.

Extra tb: Definitely Rear Window
This is some bullshit! I have a feeling that Justin Bieber is gonna be the kid.

Extra tb: Definitely Rear Window
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8:50PM on 02/08/2011
Disturbia didn't bother me nearly as much as I thought it would. I am not opposed to remakes, especially ones of 50-60 year old films that would introduce the type of film to a new audience. Let's face it, newer audiences won't sit through older movies the same as people from my generation won't sit through films from the 40's and before. So, I have no problem with someone trying to bring the same kind of film to a new generation.
Disturbia didn't bother me nearly as much as I thought it would. I am not opposed to remakes, especially ones of 50-60 year old films that would introduce the type of film to a new audience. Let's face it, newer audiences won't sit through older movies the same as people from my generation won't sit through films from the 40's and before. So, I have no problem with someone trying to bring the same kind of film to a new generation.
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9:21PM on 02/08/2011
I'm a 17 year old and I just watched Hitchcock's movies for the first time last spring during that celebration month they had for his movies. I loved it!
I'm a 17 year old and I just watched Hitchcock's movies for the first time last spring during that celebration month they had for his movies. I loved it!
7:20PM on 02/08/2011
Let leave Classic movies stay Classic.

Extra tidbit: Rear Window & Dial M For Murder
Let leave Classic movies stay Classic.

Extra tidbit: Rear Window & Dial M For Murder
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6:49PM on 02/08/2011
Damn by that headline I was hoping for something similar to that bill murray classic.
Damn by that headline I was hoping for something similar to that bill murray classic.
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6:18PM on 02/08/2011

Extra Tidbit: Rope

Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of the play Rope is absolutely my favorite. Loosely based on the Leopold and Loeb murder of Bobby Franks.
Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of the play Rope is absolutely my favorite. Loosely based on the Leopold and Loeb murder of Bobby Franks.
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6:17PM on 02/08/2011

CHANGE THE TITLE!

Please do not call it "The KID Who Knew Too Much." I loved the '56 version, and I could maybe get behind another remake, but not with that title.
Please do not call it "The KID Who Knew Too Much." I loved the '56 version, and I could maybe get behind another remake, but not with that title.
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6:01PM on 02/08/2011
This sounds dumb.

Psycho.
This sounds dumb.

Psycho.
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