Art of the Title - North by Northwest (1959)

August 14, 2012, 10:02 AM

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Perhaps the best way to frame Hitchcock's 1959 thriller North by Northwest is to examine the least conspicuous word in its title: by. In the context of the film, 'by' represents a crossroads – a point of intersection between two paths that would otherwise never meet.

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