Ep 53. THE HITCH-HIKE: Antiheroes

Not all protagonists are good role models. Today Alex and Jonathan look at characters that defy the typical ideas of heroism in Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief (1955), The Trouble with Harry (1955), and Vertigo (1958). We discuss what makes an antihero, the prevalence of antiheroes in comedy films, and how to keep an audience engaged with unlikeable characters.

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Skip to: To Catch a Thief (9:28), The Trouble with Harry (38:43), Vertigo (57:41), Overall (1:48:15), Coming Attractions (1:55:09)

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Next time on the podcast we turn the tables and get into the dark twisted minds of Alfred Hitchcock’s villains in:

Intro/Outro Music:
Ash by Mike Braudrick

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