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Discussion in 'Movies & Entertainment' started by Joe Riley, Apr 22, 2019.
Rope. Very stagey and somewhat boring.
You have revived the Hitch thread Lois. A big devotee?
Still waiting on the BIRDS remake. Wont be a patch on Hitch's.
Alfred Hitchcock Discusses Filming The Long Takes In 'Rope' | The Dick Cavett Show
They had a Hitchcock marathon on Turner Classics the night before Thanksgiving. Caught the last half of The Man Who Knew Too Much. As mentioned earlier, I saw this in the theater when it was released. It seemed a little slow moving, but still suspenseful. Doris Day did a good job in that movie.
According to comments the 1934 Hitchcock film by the same name is supposed to be better, but a completely different plot. However some scenes here on YouTube seem very similar to me.
Has anyone seen that one?
"Funeral March of a Marionette"
Gounod also wrote "Ave Maria," which was a slightly modified Bach tune.
The Man Who Ate Too Much (Link)
"Seeing the British director’s silhouette filling out his iconic profile drawing in the opening scenes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, one can only conclude that Hitch’s motto was not far from that age-old adage, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. The son of a greengrocer, Hitchcock’s love affair with food undoubtedly started at a young age".
Alfred Hitchcock's Quiche Lorraine
Following Hitchcock's own recipe, BFI curator Nathalie Morris makes one of the director's favourite foods, Quiche Lorraine, in this film by Mike Bradley.
Slashed Black & Blueberry Pie
"After Marion (Janet Leigh) impulsively swindles her boss of $40,000, she skips town with the hope of starting a new life. Alas, after deciding to rest at the Bates Motel, Marion meets Norman and her end--not long after serving her dinner in a parlor festooned with ominous stuffed birds he, in one of cinema's most iconic murder scenes ever, stabs her to death in the shower. Hitch used Bosco chocolate syrup for his blood; our slashed pie, oozes with smashed black- and blueberries".
He refused to meet Steven Spielberg
Bruce Dern said, in his autobiography, that he had tried to get Hitchcock to agree to meet Spielberg, telling him “You’re his idol. He just wants to sit at your feet for five minutes and chat with you.”
1955 photo of Alfred Hitchcock. Photo by Jack Mitchell
Hitchcock wouldn’t do it, saying, “Isn’t that the boy who made the fish movie?… I could never sit down and talk with him…because I look at him and I feel like such a whore.”
When Dern asked why that should be, he said it was because he is the voice of the Jaws ride at Universal Studios, which offered him $1 million to do it. He did it, but it made him feel cheap, and to see Spielberg would only remind him of that.
Now I like him even more.
Friggin' "E.T." meets "North By Northwest."
May as well be McDonald's meets Sardi's.
The Man who ate too much!
That's pretty funny. I wish I had thought of that when it snowed here. It would have motivated me to go make a snowman.
Tippi Hedren (age 91) does not have fond memories of her treatment on that set.
"The film took 11 years and $17 million to make, but it only made $2 million worldwide. Nevertheless, the film was a turning point in her life; she became actively involved in animal rights, as well as a wide variety of humanitarian and environmental causes".