- Apr 27, 2013
- Nottingham, UK
- Real Name
Back in the late '70's, I think, Film Comment ran a feature on the last page every month of film critics and filmmakers writing about their favorite unappreciated films, and Molly Haskell did a fabulous piece praising "Stage Fright", particularly focusing on Dietrich's performance. I also love the opening "flashback", it's one of Hitchcock's best sustained suspense sequences, and also Joyce Grenfell bellowing "Shoot lovely ducks". At least, I'm pretty sure that's Joyce Grenfell.
You're right: it is a fabulous piece and makes a very persuasive argument for Stage Fright. It was in the Fall 1970 issue. You're welcome.