Dial “M” For Murder VS A Perfect Murder

26 Mar

Good morning! Well here we are, another Monday, another movie makeover. Which might not seem like such a radical concept, except that I’ve just recently returned from a self-imposed sabbatical focusing on Wallowing 101.

The wallowing didn’t help, so I thought I’d bring my focus back to movies. And murders. And deadly double crosses and assasination plots.

This blog is clearly doing wonders for my mental health, don’t you think?

Today’s match up is…

Dial “M” For Murder VS A Perfect Murder

The Deal: See the above, aforementioned murders, deadly double crosses, and assasination plots. Actually, what we have here is your typical case of boy meets girl, boy marries girl, girl has affair, boy finds out and hires an assasin, boy blackmails assasin… ok, so maybe the story isn’t so typical. Well, we are talking about Alfred Hitchcock, after all.

The Original VS the Do Over: The problem with trying to update a classic suspense thriller is…you lose the suspense. Or a lot of it, anyway. Particularly if iconic scenes in the original are based on a form of technology that isn’t used in the shiny modern universe of the remake!

Click on the terrifying telephone below to watch a clip and see what I mean:

 

The Definitive Champion: Speaking of Hitchcock, with our previous movie makeovers, I’ve tended to be partial to the remakes, or unable to decide between the two versions. Not in this case! You don’t mess with Hitchcock. You just don’t. Unless you have plans to remake the movie as a musical, why would you even try to out-suspense the master of suspense? Now, I enjoy Viggo Mortensen as much as the next girl, but even seeing him without his shirt on isn’t enough to persuade me…Hitchcock for the win!

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