High Anxiety

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Generally juvenile and crass spoof of Hitchcock thrillers, filching themes and scenes from Vertigo, Psycho, The Birds, Spellbound, etc, in its story of a psychologist going to work at a very strange and sinister Institute for the Very Very Nervous. Most of the gags are either incredibly obvious or depressingly scatological, or both. But there are a couple of nice touches, one satirising Hitchcock's use of orchestral scores, and the other his relentlessly prowling, voyeuristic camera.

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Director: Mel Brooks
Screenwriter: Mel Brooks, Ron Clark, Rudy DeLuca, Barry Levinson
Cast: Mel Brooks
Madeline Kahn
Cloris Leachman
Harvey Korman
Ron Carey
Dick Van Patten
Rudy DeLuca
Barry Levinson
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