North by Northwest
North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason. The plot involves an innocent man being pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization. The film was selected in 1995 for preservation in the National Film Registry by the U.S. Library of Congress.
About North by Northwest in brief
North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason. The screenplay was by Ernest Lehman, who wanted to write \”the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures\”. It is one of several Hitchcock films which feature a music score by Bernard Herrmann and an opening title sequence by graphic designer Saul Bass. It is generally cited as the first to feature extended use of kinetic typography in its opening credits. The film was selected in 1995 for preservation in the National Film Registry by the U.S. Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”; it is considered one of the greatest films of all time by many critics. The plot involves an innocent man being pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization trying to prevent him from blocking their plan to smuggle out microfilm which contains government secrets. In the film, Roger Thornhill is mistaken for George Kaplan, a man who is a non-existent agent they created for a plan to thwart Phillip Vandamm. Thornhill flees and attempts to find the real Kaplan, but is attacked by men in a crop duster plane. He then meets Eve Kendall, who hides him from the police, and the two establish a relationship, on her part because she is secretly working with Vandamm, who arranges Thornhill’s death in a staged drunken driving accident.
As they flee the mountain, Kendall takes the sculpture and runs to the top of Mount Rushmore, where she is discovered by Vandamm and killed by a surreptitious note thrown by Thornhill. The movie ends with Thornhill playing the role of Kaplan, and Vandamm taking Kendall to the airport to be arrested for her involvement in the crime. It was released on September 11, 1959. It has been listed among the canonical Hitchcock films of the 1950s and is often listed among one of his greatest films. It also has been called one of Hitchcock’s most influential films, along with “The Godfather” and “The Great Escape” The film has been released on Blu-ray, DVD, and other Blu-rays in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, and Canada. The United States has not yet released a Blu-Ray or DVD version of North by Northwest, but plans to do so in the near future. It will also be released in the UK in the fall of 2015. The UK version of the film will be released on November 11, 2015. It had a release date of September 14, 2015, and a UK release date on September 17, 2016. The US release date for the UK version is September 16, 2016, but a UK premiere date has yet to be announced. The U.K. release date has not been announced. There will be no UK release dates for the US release of the UK and European versions of the movie, but there will be a European release in the spring of 2017.