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Our latest movie in our Films & Architecture series is another ’60s classic, this time by the master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. In North by Northwest we see a New York in the heyday of its architectural glory, with one scene taking place at a newly constructed United Nations building. In fact, the last scene takes place in a “house” that, under Hitchcock’s instructions, was meant to seem designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (in reality, the house was just another set design). The film shows a variety of urban spaces, and puts special emphasis on the contrast between the densities of  urban and rural realms. As always, enjoy and comment! MAIN INFO Original title: North by Northwest Year: 1959 Runtime: 136 min. Country: United States Director: Alfred Hitchcock Writer: Ernest Lehman Soundtrack: Krishna Levy Cast: Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell View more View full description
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