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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
TBC
Cast
Alfred Hitchcock
Ron Burrage.
Directors
Johan Grimonprez.
Screenwriters
Running Time
80 minutes

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Double Take
A treat for Hitchcock fans


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Plot
A collage of Hitchcock clips pieced together to form a highly original Cold War thriller.


Review
Double Take
This witty, playful and challenging portrait of Alfred Hitchcock is part film-theory essay, part conceptual collage, but much more fun than either of those things suggests. Around a skilfully recreated anecdote about Hitchcock meeting his own doppelgänger at Universal Studios, Johan Grimonprez blends intros from Hitchcock’s TV career, some hilarious Folger’s coffee commercials from the ’50s, a portrait of Hitchcock look-a-like Ron Burrage and newsreel footage detailing US/USSR unease during the ’60s.

While the relationship between the threads is tough to discern, it is assembled with such flair that you’ll have fun joining the dots. But what comes out strongest is a love and feel for Hitchcock’s work and unique sense of play.


Verdict
A documentary that practically defies description, Grimonprez's film is playful, provocative and very, very watchable.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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