North by Northwest Movie Review Summary

Actors: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of North by Northwest

All of director Alfred Hitchcock's themes are here: An everyday man (Cary Grant) caught up in mysterious events, a polite but oily villain (James Mason), a beautiful blonde (Eve Marie Saint) and imaginative set-piece scenes. The film follows Grant's Roger Thornhill as he tries to figure out why he has been mistaken for spy, escape danger from a homocidal cropduster and fall in love with a treacherous double-agent.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Mark Schreiner

Cary Grant plays Roger Thornhill, a man who is chased all over USA by a crime orginization that thinks he is a double agent.
The review of this Movie prepared by Erik Stahlberg

Cary Grant is caught up in a fatal case of mistaken identity in this Masterpiece directed by Sir Alfred Hitchcock. James Mason is convinced that Grant is a spy who has been hounding him, and so frames Grant for murder. Grant, while on the run, meets and falls in love with Eva Marie Saint, who is more than she seems to be. One great scene follows immediately on the heels of another. Mission Impossible 2 only wishes it was this cool.
The review of this Movie prepared by Dan Waldman

Script Analysis of North by Northwest

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 36.7%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 36.7%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 26.7% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding a spy/saboteur

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Washington D.C.    -   Chicago Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None

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