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Double Take DVD

SKU ID #325807

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 79 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Lorber Films (Kino)
  • DVD Release Date: December 14, 2010
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    · The Hitchcock Castings, London
    · Interview with Karen Black (Audio), Star of Hitchcock's Family Plot
    · Trailers
    · Script Notes
    · Gallery
An Official Selection at both the Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals, Johan Grimonprez's Double Take is a unique film that combines early 60's advertising, hysterical Red Menace newsreels, and Alfred Hitchcock - featuring his hilarious introductions to his TV show and movies, and interviews with actual Hitchcock impersonator Ron Burrage - into a black comedy journey through the global commoditization of fear and slippery politics of images from Sputnik, to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 9/11, and beyond.

With astonishing versatility, this documentary-fiction hybrid ingeniously blends the archive footage with cryptic allusions to an imaginary murder plot involving Hitchcock and his doppelganger to paint a vivid portrait of American media run amuck during the Cold War.

Though echoing Orson Welles' F Is For Fake, Jorge Luis Borges' famous false histories, and the collage films of Bruce Connor, Grimonprez' creation is a unique cinematic fever dream that must be experience to be believed. "Fascinating, confounding, and beautiful" (New York Magazine), Double Take is a perceptive, multi-faced gem that's "as gripping a suspense movie as one of Hitchcock's own" (Variety).
 
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