Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder ★★★★

Features probably my favourite Hitchcock cameo yet and maybe the best single scene of evidence of his skill in crafting the most finely tuned films. So many directors would show protracted interrogation and trial scenes, probably taking up half of the second act to do so. Hitchcock sorts through both with a solitary Grace Kelly close up, some bold lighting changes and a few lines of dialogue.

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