Month: November 2021

Past Imperfect – #457

Casting director at the initial movie production meeting: “So we have several actors to choose from and I’ve arranged their photos on this wall so we can-” Producer: “That one, right there. That’s gonna sell a movie. Who is he?” Casting director: “Oh, he’s a nobody, but his […]

Past Imperfect – #216

Producer: “I just want to know what drugs you were taking when you came up with this promo shot. Because I want to make sure that I never take them myself.” PR Consultant: “But, isn’t this movie about a lost Italian princess who falls in love with Frosty […]

Past Imperfect – #210

Gene: “My dear, I only have eyes for you.” Judy: “Well, I’ll have to take your word for it, because when you’re this close, I can only see one eye, so I don’t know what the other one is doing…”  Gene: “Rest assured that my eyes are faithful. […]

Past Imperfect – #209

Narrator: “The mind boggles at the myriad symbolic interpretations that can be made about the activity in this photo, but we’ll simply suffice it to say that Clark is apparently better at it than Carole.” Nancy Drew suddenly arrived on the scene, despite no one asking her to […]

Past Imperfect – #205

The writer waited. The woman did the same. The writer quickly lost interest in waiting, as patience was not one of his few virtues. “Do you realize I just asked you a question?” The woman nodded. “Of course I do. I didn’t like the question, so I’m ignoring […]

Past Imperfect – #415

In a rare moment of reflection, one that may or may not have been carefully devised by publicists, director Alfred Hitchcock and star Anthony Perkins discuss their current project, a lovely dissertation on misplaced values known as “Psycho”… Alfred: “So, Tony, how do you think the shoot is […]