Suspenseful, brilliant, moody, classic. Alfred Hitchcock hammered decades of viewers with his obtuse approach – a uniquely subtle scare for an eager and befuddled audience. And this one, hell it may have been the best. And then came a Mike Ditka sports meme slash Alfred Hitchcock remix.
Starring the man of men, the hurricane of hurricanes, the coach of coaches. North by North Ditka, a film oozing with potential weirdness. It was a case of nostalgia – Hitchcock clearly missing those old Saturday Night Live episodes with the Superfans, Chris Farley and his crew eating and farting to the amazing stories of Ditka that they told repeatedly. Say what you will about the loose cannon coach, but the Super Bowl winner is an icon for Chicago and everywhere else. I mean come on, the fuckin’ guy somehow made Kicking & Screaming a permanent Hollywood hit.
Aside from the New Orleans Saints, everything Mike touches turns to gold. Especially the camera, when he decides to rant. Carry on, good sir.