Hitchcock for a New Generation: Jack Reacher


Alfred Hitchcock directed suspense-filled films, such as Rear Window (1954 ) and Psycho (1960).  He relied on unusual camera angles, a race against the clock, and a creative soundtrack to build suspense.


Actor Cary Grant on the set of 1959’s North By Northwest with director Alfred Hitchcock

Christopher McQuarrie directed Jack Reacher (2012), a suspenseful film about the race to find the real killer before the real killer finds the good guys (Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike).


Director Christopher McQuarrie with star Tom Cruise on the set of Jack Reacher

Watch these two directors at work here.  Listen for the music, watch the camera angles, feel the urgency.

Jack Reacher

North by Northwest

Fun movies!

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