North by NorthWest was Theatrically released on July 17th, 1959, by the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. If you’re unfamiliar with Mr. Hitchcock, you are most likely very familiar with his work. Just about every movie that deals with suspense and heavy drama that has been put out in the last 30 years has been inspired in some way by Hitchcock’s legendary style of movie making. North by Northwest is the story of an average man caught in extraordinary circumstances…the theme of most movies today: Batman, Ironman, and just about all of Brian DePalma’s films. No one has yet to equal his brilliance for story telling and incredible visual style. As composer John Williams is to Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, Bernard Herrmann was to Alfred Hithcock. Herrmann’s scores are without a doubt the heart and soul of Hitch’s film. Next to Goldsmith, Bernard is my next favorite film composer. Here are some images from the film, and it is one definitely worth watching again, or if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in for an incredible tale told through some very imaginative eyes. No spoilers to take away from the movie, just some great shots to tease and whet your appetite. Hitch was definitely a fan of beautiful blonde women, and they are prominent in all of his films. This one is a big favorite followed by Rear Window, Psycho, the Birds, and To catch a Thief. Lots of fun on a Saturday night but don’t bring a crowd that is high maintenance…Hitch’s films are not short or fast in pace, and they are full of long and important build ups that intricately tell the story. Keep your eyes open because Hitch has a cameo in most of his films! So with that, Happy 50th to the cinematic masterpiece, “North by NorthWest”!