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Hitchcock fans and die-hard moviegoers will enjoy this offbeat collage-style movie, which is expertly assembled but struggles to engage us with a coherent story or theme. It's mischievous and clever, but also impenetrable.

Two Hitchcock doubles (lookalike Burrage and soundalike Perry) take us on a surreal trip to 1962, when Hitchcock was promoting The Birds during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Cold War paranoia echoes the terrors of The Birds, while the issue of identity is playfully explored by both the doubles and Hitchcock himself in his hilarious Alfred Hitchcock Presents introductions. Not to mention frequent intrusions from Folgers Coffee, the programme sponsor. But there's also a foreshadowing of the filmmaker's death in 1980, plus parallels with the War on Terror.

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Walter Cronkite Thursday 23rd July 2009 Funeral service for celebrated newsman Walter Cronkite at St. Bartholomew's church. Cronkite, who reported from around the world and once was known as 'the most trusted man in America', died last Friday, (17Jul09), at his Manhattan home at the age of 92. New York City, USA

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Walter Cronkite and Mel Brooks - Walter Cronkite & Joanna Simon New York City, USA - Opening Night of the new Mel Brooks musical 'Young Frankenstein' at the Hilton Theatre - Arrivals Thursday 8th November 2007

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