Norm’s Hitchcock poll: the result!

July 18, 2012 at 12:03 am (blogging, blogosphere, Champagne Charlie, cinema, trivia)

As we publicised Prof Norm‘s poll on the greatest Hitchcock films, I thought you might like to know the results. The Prof reports:

It seems that the normblog poll has some life in it yet. There has been a more than respectable entry this time, for my poll to discover which of Alfred Hitchcock’s films are most favoured by his fans. There were 93 entries in all, and the votes were distributed across 31 of Hitch’s movies. Where people ranked their choices, I assigned 5 points for a first-place vote, 4 for a second-place vote, and so on down to 1. Unranked choices earned the same total of 15 points, but shared evenly 3 points per film. A clear top 12 emerges as follows (the number in brackets indicating points gained).

1: (244)North By Northwest;  2: (230)Vertigo3: (168)Rear Window;  4: (120)Psycho;  5: (79)The Birds;  6: (70)Strangers on a Train;   7: (65)The 39 Steps;  8: (64)Shadow of a Doubt;  9: (57)Notorious ;  10: (53)The Lady Vanishes11: (36)Rebecca;  12: (31)Dial M for Murder

No other Hitchcock film scored 20 points or more. Here are the others that won some support: To Catch A Thief (18), Frenzy (17), Rope (17), Suspicion (16), Marnie (13), Lifeboat (12), The Trouble with Harry (12), Spellbound (9), Foreign Correspondent (8), The Lodger (7), The Wrong Man (6), The Man Who Knew Too Much [1956] (5), I Confess (2), Jamaica Inn (2), The Man Who Knew Too Much [1934] (2), Torn Curtain (2), Family Plot (1), Sabotage (1), Saboteur (1).

What would Hitchcock have made of these results?


Thanks again to everyone who sent in an entry –  Norm

1 Comment

  1. SteveH said,

    Northe by Northwest has many great qualities but some of the plot holes are just too much to take for me. For example, the way they attempt to kill him off at the start is simply ludicrous.

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