The movie ends with a notorious sexual-innuendo visual joke that would completely go over the heads of children.


Sex and being lovers is mentioned throughout the movie.
A man wears as little as a towel and boxers.
Very passionate kissing scenes may be unsuitable for children.


The main lead male and female characters have a dialogue in their first meeting in which nearly all of the lines could be construed as propositioning. However, every line is a double entendre, and the sexual meaning would most likely go over the heads of those under middle-school age.


The two leads kiss several times.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Hitchcock is a very thought-provoking director. His discussion on the dilemma of film business and art is very enlightening. For half a century, the theoretical circle has never stopped his research and analysis. It is commented that he has a triple personality: public, private and film. The so-called “public” is his photos, TV interviews and public remarks full of show meaning, “private” is his real character (shy, lonely and humorous), and “film” is his unique personal style given to the art of film. Most of his works, even after 50 years, have the same charm. In the recent [North by Northwest], I was deeply impressed by these three scenes——

Scene 1: at 2:08 seconds at the beginning of the film, a bloated guy who catches a bus but is locked out of the door appears on the screen, that is Hitchcock himself.

He likes to appear in his works in a hurry. This interesting little action seems to have started from the suspense master Hitchcock. It is said that he appeared in 35 of the 53 works he shot in his life. In fact, this has already become an indispensable pleasure for his fans to watch his works. There was also a hilarious anecdote about this matter: in 1943, when Hitchcock was filming the film [lifeboat], due to the limited space in the boat, he could not accommodate his habitual guest role. Therefore, he racked his brains and even planned to play a floating corpse on the water, which was stopped by the health consultant. Then he had another plan. At that time, when the most brilliant weight loss plan in his life was successful (from 280 pounds to 182 pounds), he took the photos before and after weight loss to make a fictional “Lida” drug weight loss advertisement, which was printed on the prominent position of the newspaper, and the newspaper was carefully laid in the lifeboat. Interestingly, after the film was released, Hitchcock received a large number of letters asking where the medicine could be bought.

Hitchcock talked about the topic of repeated speculation in a separate interview with truffer. Truffer is very good at designing problems, probably because of the sensitivity of the director and smart people. He can fully understand Hitchcock’s good intentions. Most of the questions are raised to meet curious readers, so he asked, “is it because you don’t have a considerable role to play, but come to make jokes, have a play addiction, or just seek practical benefits?” Of course, the cunning Hitchcock understood truffer’s intentions, so he didn’t hide it. He pushed the boat along the river and said, “this is all about practical benefits – decorating the screen. Later, he became addicted to drama and finally became a gag.” However, his subsequent explanation fully systematized his good quality and macro wisdom as a film artist: “I must be very careful and make a public appearance within five minutes after the beginning of the film, so that the audience won’t be distracted when watching the rest of the film.” Since Hitchcock’s works are mostly suspense dramas that require high input from the audience, this explanation is quite admirable.

Lens 2: [North by Northwest] the most famous plane chasing people for 7 minutes!

Later, many comedies in Hollywood who laughed at classics have imitated this scene many times, such as the [white headed detective] series, but in their relaxed games, it is difficult to distinguish whether there is a mean mockery or not. In fact, most people probably have the deepest impression of [North by Northwest]. At that time, Gary grant with a black face was running on the open field road in front of the lens to avoid an agricultural glider, while the people on the plane “bombarded him with machine guns and pesticides”. It should be said that the visual impact of the lens was really amazing, So that truffer commented on this: “the most attractive thing about it is that it has no dramatic motivation. This play has drained all the meaning and all the authenticity.”

Here, I must briefly explain to you that at that time, many film critics who believed in “drama authenticity” questioned Hitchcock’s “divine pen” and pointed out that Hitchcock handled it improperly despite his good intentions, Because the plot here is obviously untrue: where did the plane come from (Hitchcock deliberately skipped a necessary plot explanation here), why did the hostile spy organization rashly adopt the thankless killing method of plane, and send a killer? Later, it was even more inexplicable that the plane crashed into a tanker and exploded, which made the practice of “aircraft killing” particularly stupid. To be honest, although I have no interest and obligation to maintain the dignity of the so-called “drama authenticity”, I have the same question about the treatment here – is it just to make the film better? If so, is it necessary for the famous truffer to deliberately enhance the artistic value of the play? At the cost of losing “dramatic authenticity”, shooting such a pure visual scene that does not help the development of the plot may be of great benefit to enhance the entertainment of the film, but it is undoubtedly a great harm to the preciseness and integrity of the film. (just like the 45 minute bombing scene in Pearl Harbor, its visual display is obviously greater than the narrative function of promoting the plot and highlighting the theme.) interestingly, the elite figures of the new wave of France just affirmed the damage of this skill to the essence, which is worth pondering.

Scene 3: in the last scene of the film, with a sudden symphony, a train enters the tunnel.

In the audience who love to explore the metaphorical function of the lens, the lens of the train drilling into the cave obviously plays a suggestive role in naked sexual behavior. When contacted with the lens, Roger and EVA get out of danger and lie safely on the train sleeper hugging and kissing. This explanation is more reasonable and considerate. This is reminiscent of the sexual meaning of Hitchcock’s films. It should be said that most of Hitchcock’s films are quite sexy. Whether they are skilled, groundbreaking exploratory lens skills, or the consistent blonde hair and scream of stunning star heroines, they are full of the pleasure stimulation function of excessive hormone secretion. However, Hitchcock doesn’t seem to like naked sex scenes very much. His films are sexy and never pornographic. In his films, you can never see naked girls, let alone the gorgeous scenes of fleshness. Moreover, Hitchcock films seem to have such a feature, that is, romantic films will also be quite suspense, and suspense films are always accompanied by lingering love. But all this can not avoid the obvious defect in his works, that is, ignoring the characterization of characters in order to make the plot compact and tortuous, such as the most typical [Dr. Edward], [mentally ill], [bird] and this [North by Northwest].

Hitchcock is a great advantage director. His film production is rigorous, his personal style is distinctive, and he is good at breaking through the mode (traditional and self), but he also occasionally has the fatal defect of sacrificing rationality and flat character for amazing plot. This is a temporary superficial understanding of me as a beginner. I hope to enrich and further revise it in the future.

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