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Fracture (2007) DVD (Just For The Hell Of It)

Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) murders his wife upon discovering she is having an affair, then, after phoning the police to tell them what he has done, waits for them to arrive.

A vengeful husband, found at the scene of his wife’s murder, a murder to which he has willingly confessed. Surely, it should be a simple open and shut case?

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Director Spotlight: The 39 Steps

This month we cover the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, as his stories weaved through the decades becoming stronger and stronger. But he first got his start in his native England, directing silent pictures, before “talkies” were the new big thing. By the time 1935 had rolled around, he had just directed the first version of The Man Who Knew Too Much, starring Peter Lorre, and wanted a progression in terms of tension and action. He then decided to direct a film adaptation of John Buchan’s adventure novel The Thirty-Nine Steps, starring Robert Donat as English spy Richard Hannay. Read the rest of this entry