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Favorite MacGuffins on film?

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I have always admired Hitchcock's bravado in using just about anything to advance the story for his own purposes.


The MacGuffin may be most associated with a film by Hitch, but really it could be found in films by many other directors.


My favorite MacGuffin is the $40,000.00 stolen by Marion Crane in "Psycho" that seems to be a major plotline, until one sees Norman Bates throwing it out, wrapped up in the newspaper, after cleaning up after the murder at the Bates Motel.


What a great misdirect, and it really sort of sets the stage for the things that follow, that don't seem to make sense the first time you see the film.


So do you have a favorite MacGuffin on film, by Hitch or any other director?

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I like the relationship between Lauren Bacall and Bogart in The Big Sleep. I don't think there's quite a reason for it, but it sure is fun to watch.

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