02
Jun
09

Movies – Lifeboat (1944)

recently Otis Frampton did a USTREAM broadcast of the drawing of a series of sketchcards all with a Alfred Hitchcock theme to them. Watching him got me on a Alfred Hitchcock kick.

So naturally the only thing to do at that point would be to goto Netflix and check out what they had available from him on their Instant Viewing list… They had a lot! So of course I started with LIFEBOAT

Lifeboat

Lifeboat is set during World War Two. As the story opens a ship has just been torpedoed by the Nazi’s and the survivors are slowly making their way onto a lifeboat. Shortly after the lifeboat fills up everyone realizes that one of their number just happens to be the Captain from the Nazi ship (which just happened to be sunk by a lucky return shot before the ship went under.)

The movie from there revolves around if they should let this evil person live or send him to the depths. Slowly the Nazi captain goes from being the prisoner to being the captor.

I think that the Lifeboat is one of my favorite movies by Hitchcock, using one setting and just a handful of actors he is able to keep me entertained through the entire movie. We see how the littlest things can swing the direction of a crowd, and how the the options that we would think unthinkable can become acceptable when it comes down to life or death.

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