North By Northwest
one of the longer and better hitchcock films. it has a slower pace than many of his other thrillers, yet it works very well. there are a few scenes (the crop duster scene being the most obvious) that could easily have been cut in half. that said, i think hitchcock’s pacing worked quite well. he allows the tension to build, or the relationship between grant and eva marie saint to flower, whatever the scene might require. the film also happens to be funny and fun.