North by Northwest is a 1959 American thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, who wanted to write “the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures”.
North by Northwest is a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization who want to stop his interference in their plans to smuggle out microfilm containing government secrets.
This is one of several Hitchcock films with a music score by Bernard Herrmann and features a memorable opening title sequence by graphic designer Saul Bass. This film is generally cited as the first to feature extended use of kinetic typography in its opening credits.[
One of the great Hitchcock movies, tongue-in-cheek, tautly exciting and starring charismatic actors who are just so good in their roles.
The evening will start at 7.30 with Dutch short film “Drop Dead”, with a short interval for refreshments, and then the main attraction. Faith Wine Centre Friday September 20th. Everybody welcome.