If I judged a film by its filmed quality then the score would not be high. But I’m not a crazy cynical loon, so this is not how I score a film. And I also don’t score it by fancy things, like camera angles and the overall cinematic experience. North by North West is not a film that’s really stuck with me, I might remember it more if I was writing this on a serene beach with some jazz on in the background. But sadly this is not the case, I’m am stuck on an increasingly hot bus, with increasingly loud music, at the moment Mr Brightside is playing from a tinny speaker, and my memory is rapidly decreasing.
Pre-able aside, I can remember a few scenes from this film, and despite the fact that it was made in the 60s it’s surprisingly good, a timeless classic oldie. Everything in this film seems to slowly be escalating, and I feel like the ending is a bit of a let down. The story builds and builds, you can feel the characters frustration and disbelief at his surroundings. And then in the end it’s all sunshine and children skipping through fields of flowers, with little animals coming from everywhere. It’s just too nice, I’m not saying I want someone to die, although that would make things more interesting… actually thinking about it, someone did die, but it was one of the bad guys, so that doesn’t really count.
Near the end with the plane, where the guy with creepy eyes shoots the big baddy, I thought he actually shot him! Because the face that big baddy pulled, it was like he’d actually been shot. What a weirdo. Plus, I don’t get what was in that random expensive ceramic figure that everyone was after. That’s a nice 8/10 for moi.