Blackmail [1929]

essential satisfaction
[video credits to British Film Institute YouTube Archives]

One of Hitchcock's early films.

It is euphoric to look at an early Hitchcock. It gives one a jolt, a sudden precipice of a view of late 1920s British film, and an ecstatic feeling to witness the first ever words blurted out in British cinemas. It was two years after the first talkie (films with projected sound) The Jazz Musician hit the screens.

Every cinephile has his own way of seeking satisfaction. The cinematic experience is perhaps incomplete without paying tribute to the old ways, the old fast lane where cinema thrive and seek for a viable existence in society.

This one is enourmously satisfying.

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