Full Movie Reviews
SIngli6 - wrote on 11/07/2011
Donne (to throw in a gratuitous poetry reference) might have been right when he described how death was subservient to man's whimsy, but Hitchcock was almost certainly correct when he demonstrated in this film that man himself was but the subject of eternal peonage to fate. Hitchcock knew that each and every man and woman had a fear of what fate would determine to be the ultimate course of their lives, and so decided to take advantage of that fear and create brilliant suspense through the (allegedly) true story of how a figure of average social standing, with whom many could identify, was thrown into the lion's den because of a series of unfortunate coincidences.
So many of Hitch's films deal in death, but death, as Donne wrote, can often come at our own terms. However, despite our …