Movie Suggestion #23: Frenzy (1972)
One word review: Adept!
Disclaimer: No spoilers ahead.
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Alfred Hitchcock has directed 64 films including short films, over an influential career spanning six decades.
Frenzy is another crime thriller from the master of thriller genre Alfred Hitchcock. This is the first film that he had directed in the 1970's and also his penultimate. The story is simple as always in most of his films, set on a clear agenda: the case of a serial killer, it progresses through a series of inadvertent events.
The plot is centered around the protagonist who is misfortunate in getting himself into trouble always. There are many characters around the protagonist and the plot is intricately woven to keep us engaged and leave no loop holes during the course. The dialogues stand out in an entertaining and clever manner. In fact, the movie ends with an amusing one which I loved it.
If you can't make love, sell it. The respectable kind, of course. The married kind.
Technically the movie is brilliant. There was music only when it was most needed and elsewhere we hear the sounds of simple diurnal life of the streets in London. I felt the movie was paced slow and so the captivating component was not to it's fullest potential. When I think of Vertigo(1958), Rear Window (1954), and other thriller movies from Hitchcock, Frenzy falls short in the surprising element. And this is because the villain is revealed sooner than I had anticipated.
Mr. ****, you're not wearing your tie.
Besides the negligible drawbacks that I had mentioned, Frenzy is still a good suspenseful movie to watch. More than the cast, the interesting story and the savvy writing stood out in it's brilliance. If you are a fan of Alfred Hitchcock, then you don't wanna miss this.