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Discussion in 'Movies & Entertainment' started by Joe Riley, Apr 22, 2019.
The Hitchcock Cameos
"It all started with the shortage of extras in my first picture. I was in for a few seconds as an editor with my back to the cameras. It wasn't really much, but I played it to the hilt. Since then I have been trying to get into every one of my pictures. It isn't that I like the business, but it has an impelling fascination that I can't resist. When I do, the cast, grips, and the camera men and everyone else gather to make it as difficult as possible for me. But I can't stop now!"
"[the first cameo in The Lodger] was strictly utilitarian; we had to fill the screen. Later on it became a superstition and eventually a gag. But by now it's a rather troublesome gag, and I'm very careful to show up in the first five minutes so as to let the people look at the rest of the movie with no further distraction."
Alfred Hitchcock Tells Dick Cavett About the First Time His Mother Scared Him In a 1972 Interview
I don't have much respect for Hitchcock after learning about his treatment of his leading ladies.
Posing on a go-cart on a track outside Milan, Italy, 1960
This is interesting (to me). Alfred Hitchcock directed Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941), with Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery. The only pure comedy he made in the U.S.
In this clip they are revisiting a restaurant they had enjoyed in the past. Nothing special. Just a clip.
Back in the day, my older brother was a huge fan of Mad Magazine. I remember they had comic strips featuring "Alfred Hatchplot." Not sure why that popped into my head.
Mad had fun with Alfred Hitchcock's style, including the director's inclusion of his own image somewhere in the movie.
BEHIND THE SCENES OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S ‘REAR WINDOW’
After reading the reviews, I think I need to watch it again.
Very interesting to see the "behind the scenes" pictures! Thanks, Nancy!
Hitchcock's (47) Leading Ladies
I liked Notorious (1946). Ingrid Bergman
Two of his movies, Rear Window and Vertigo, were just plain strange to me. Either his leading ladies had little acting talent, or the character development was so odd, the part couldn't be save by anyone.
Grace Kelly in Rear Window. Are there people like that in real life?
Kim Novak in Vertigo. Was she was supposed to be that strange?
I'm probably missing something. Maybe I need to watch those two again.