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  1. Hitch at 50!!! I have jpeg from (presumably) the set of "Torn Curtain" that shows Hitch flanked by Julie Andrews and Paul Newman with a cake that has a banner that reads "Congratulations Hitchcock Number 50!" http://pin.it/anl6Dns You made need to copy the URL and paste it into a new search bar if clicking on the link does not work.
  2. As far as a writer, I can imagine that Stephen King and AH would have been an incredible team. As regards music composer I think AH might have found some great scores with Andrew Lloyd Webber. Steven Spielberg certainly comes to mind as regards direction. I think Tom Hanks possess the "every man" quality that would have made him a great male lead. I think Meryl Streep would have made a great leading lady. Nicole Kidman would be another blond (yes she is a red head but she would look fabulous as a blond.) I would also love to have seen AH collaborate with Martin Scorsese and of course Fra
  3. Which murder scene was more difficult for Hitchcock to choreograph: the famous murder of Janet Leigh's character in the shower in "Psycho" or the murder in the farm house of the East German agent in "Torn Curtain?" Explain. Thanks for taking time to share your expertise with us!
  4. Further Reflections: After watching the clip, please go to Twitter (#Hitchcock50) or the TCM Message Board (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.to continue your reflections on this clip. Here are a few discussion starters (though feel free to come up with your own): 1. How does the opening of Frenzy differ from the opening of The Lodger? Feel free to rewatch the clip from The Lodger (Daily Dose #2) for comparison. Frenzy opens during the day time. It involves a speech opening a public works project and is attended by th
  5. Further Reflections: After watching the clip, please go to Twitter (#Hitchcock50) or the TCM Message Board (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.to continue your reflections on this clip. Here are a few discussion starters (though feel free to come up with your own): 1. Based on the opening sequence alone, what do you feel you already know about Marnie as a character? In what ways does Hitchcock visually reveal her character through her interaction with objects. She is a criminal, a thief. She changes her identity t
  6. I could not find the DD#19 thread (on Marnie opening scene) so I am adding my response here. Further Reflections: After watching the clip, please go to Twitter (#Hitchcock50) or the TCM Message Board (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.to continue your reflections on this clip. Here are a few discussion starters (though feel free to come up with your own): 1. Based on the opening sequence alone, what do you feel you already know about Marnie as a character? In what ways does Hitchcock visually reveal her chara
  7. Further Reflections: After watching the clip, please go to Twitter (#Hitchcock50) or the TCM Message Board (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.to continue your reflections on this clip. Here are a few discussion starters (though feel free to come up with your own): 1. In what ways does this opening scene seem more appropriate to a romantic comedy than a “horror of the apocalypse” film? What do we learn about Melanie (Tippi Hedren) and Mitch (Rod Taylor) in this scene? The dialog between Melanie and Mitch is indeed
  8. Further Reflections: After watching the clip, please go to Twitter (#Hitchcock50) or the TCM Message Board (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.to continue your reflections on this clip. Here are a few discussion starters (though feel free to come up with your own): 1. Psycho opens with title design by Saul Bass and music by Bernard Herrmann. This is their third collaboration for Hitchcock, including Vertigo and North by Northwest. How does the graphic design and the score introduce the main themes of this film? Th
  9. Further Reflections: After watching the clip, please go to Twitter (#Hitchcock50) or the TCM Message Board (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.to continue your reflections on this clip. Here are a few discussion starters (though feel free to come up with your own): 1. Even at the level of the dialogue, this film is playing with the idea that two Hollywood stars are flirting with each other (e.g. the line, "I look vaguely familiar.") How does our pre-existing knowledge of these stars function to create meaning in th
  10. Further Reflections: After watching the clip, please go to Twitter (#Hitchcock50) or the TCM Message Board (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.to continue your reflections on this clip. Here are a few discussion starters (though feel free to come up with your own): 1. Describe what you think this film will be about simply from the sounds and images in these opening credits. Even if you have seen the film, try to focus on these sounds and images themselves and “the story” (or if not "the story," the mood and atmosph
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