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Posted by on Feb 17, 2012 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #194

Kick-Back Friday: #194

Murder_poster.jpgMurder! (1930): Despite its year of production, this very early effort from Hitchcock (his third talkie!) displays the important signature elements of the director’s enduring stories of suspense and murder, including deliberate camera placement, liberal scenes of comedic relief, and an exploration of abnormal psychology. Particularly notable here is the blurred distinction between events on and off the theatrical stage.

While serving on a jury, a famous English thespian, “Sir John,” reluctantly votes to convict a pretty young actress of murder. But nagging doubts about the actress’s guilt prompt a reexamination of the crime, and Sir John uses his dramatic knowledge in an attempt to catch the real killer.

Poster for Murder! from Wikipedia and reproduced under fair use law.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.