Check In: Big Eyes (2014)

Check In: Big Eyes (2014) The first two thirds of the movie plays like a Hitchcock thriller. Set in SF in the late 50s, with a nervous Marion Crane-like blonde, who is controlled by her husband like Joan Fontaine in Suspicion, while her identity is slowly stripped away by a devious, obsessive husband like in Spellbound & Vertigo. In fact one of the scenes even seems to be set at the Mission Dolores, while Raymond Burr (Rear Window’s villain) shows up on tv in a throwaway scene whose significance comes later. Definitely the strongest work by Burton in a decade.


So Tim Burton also refers to the Hitch influence.


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