Alfred Hitchcock always gets big praise as a filmmaker n' stuff, but I can't say i really care for most of his films. I thought The Lady Vanishes was great, and Rear Window was ok, but that's about it. The rest of his movies (that I've seen) always have weirdly stilted dialogue and awkward pacing, and most of the stories themselves are kind of dumb. Maybe I was just too old, and had had too much of it spoiled, to really enjoy Psycho, but it still didn't seem like anything special. And Vertigo was straight up one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I have yet to see some of his stuff, like the Birds (although the short story it's based on is really fucking good) or Strangers on a Train, but still. I just really don't get why he's such a big deal. Anyone feel the same, or want to defend him?