I’m terrible at doing top 10 lists. Or top 5, for that matter. You know what I’m good at? Top 4 lists. Somehow I always struggle to find my 5th favorite anything. So my Hitchcock top 4 goes a little something like this: Rear Window, Notorious, Vertigo and Psycho. Honorable mention to Dial m for murder, Rope and North by Northwest. And To catch a Thief. See? It’s practically impossible. But yeah, Rear Window has always been my favorite, and Notorious has always been my second favorite. It’s not the most typical Hitchcock film, but there’s something fascinating about it. And that something is that kiss. That now infamous kiss on the balcony. Second only to the kiss from From Here to Eternity and that’s debatable. You’ve got Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. And Rio. And it’s just beautiful. The sweetness of the kiss, they way they talk to each other, the way they try not to fall in love with each other… It’s just grand. And it was practically impossible to film, because of the Hays Code (no more than three seconds per kiss). So three seconds it was. A million times, over and over. And it was enough.