“Shadow of a Doubt” at the Cinematheque

This Friday night UW’s Cinematheque will screen a recently restored 35mm print of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Shadow of a Doubt” (1943), a film that many consider to be among Hitch’s greatest. The screening will begin at 8:05, following two more episodes of “The Adventures of Captain Marvel” (which I haven’t been keeping up with and thus can’t really comment on).

For a properly Hitchcockian cocktail of style and suspense, it’s tough to beat “Shadow of a Doubt”; the opportunity to see a fresh new print of it projected on the big screen is invaluable. (The movie also happens to be the namesake for Sonic Youth’s Hitchcock-inspired song of the same name from their fourth album, Evol. The music video, which I’ve included above, is a mandatory look-and-listen. One of my absolute favorite songs by them.)

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2 Responses to ““Shadow of a Doubt” at the Cinematheque”

  1. Rachel Says:

    The gentleman who introduced the film said when lots of film was being discarded (in the 50s?) a government agency, I think he said, gathered up all the old film and that’s where this print of Shadow came from. Do you remember who it was that saved all the film? Thanks!

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