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April 05, 2012

Double Take

A documentary/fiction hybrid that combines archival footage with cryptic allusions to an imaginary murder plot involving Alfred Hitchcock and his double to create a portrait of American media run amok during the Cold War.

This film uses a large amount of "popular" images from the Cold War, 1950 through 1990. With new footage and voice over the film pulls the viewing into a compressed view of this period. More recent footage about the war with Iraq is added near the end. Double Take is entertaining and is a good example of the use of image and audio to convey a feeling or an idea. ~Mike

One of the special features is a nice audio interview with longtime film actress Karen Black. She talks about her experiences working with Hitchcock.

Askwith Media Library 56647-D 79 minutes 2010

Posted by mcmike at April 5, 2012 01:53 PM

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