Viewers in India with access to Sony’s movie channel PIX, look out for the Hitchcock movie marathon starting December 15. Surprisingly, it’s the first Hitch fest I can recall on a film channel here in at least the last decade. The films being shown are six of his last seven features, and though three of these – Topaz, Torn Curtain and Marnie – are considered lesser works by most critics, I’m firmly in the camp of Peter Conrad, who said in this superb book that “anyone who is genuinely fascinated by Hitchcock will find all his work indispensable”. (To which I add, "so there!".) Besides, Marnie is a personal favourite.
Schedule here. (A mistake: the Topaz synopsis is a repeat of the Torn Curtain one.)
[Some earlier posts involving Hitchcock: Charters and Caldicott in Bollywood, the North by Northwest road scene, Peeping Tom and Psycho, Strangers on a Train, It's Only a Movie, Notorious and misogyny]