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THE 39 STEPS... Hitchcock love necessary?

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THE 39 STEPS... Hitchcock love necessary?#1
Posted: 2/22/08 at 11:45am
I have a HipTix ticket to 39 STEPS tomorrow night (and a SUNDAY IN THE PARK ticket for tonight!) and I'm pretty excited, however, my question is:

I've seen most of Hitchcock's movies but literally not since I was about 7 years old (fifteen years ago). Except for the general themes of some, and some specific scenes from "Psycho," I have virtually no specific memory of them.

Am I going to appreciate/understand 39 STEPS at all?? I've heard it's very reliant on knowledge of Hitchcock minutae... could/does it work for someone who is essentially a Hitchcock virgin? Any input would be phenomenal, thank you!
Updated On: 2/22/08 at 11:45 AM
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Don't worry! The play is entertaining, and the Hitchcock references are fun but not crucial. And some of them are not subtle -

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I have very little Hitchcock knowledge, other than things made so famous you can't help but know about them. Even so, I thoroughly enjoyed the play. It's extremely entertaining and so much fun.
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I have never seen a Hitchcock film and knew nothing about the story but saw The 39 Steps in London (mainly because is was a matinee on a day few shows have a matinee). I loved the show and thought it was clever with a good story and excellent cast.
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I am not a huge Hitchcock fan at all and I enjoyed the play very much.
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