Tag: Alfred Hitchcock

Past Imperfect – #403

Mary Pickford: “I’m sorry, what did you say?” Mirror: “I said that you really shouldn’t leave the house wearing such a mess. Especially if you plan to flop your hands around like that. You’re not six years old anymore, honey.” Mary: “But I’m America’s Sweetheart!” Mirror: “Well, you […]

BuMP -#2: Psychotic Birds in a Boat Headed North by Northwest to Catch a Thieving Correspondent Intent on Sabotaging the Stranger on a Train Standing at the Rear Window and Holding a Rope Despite the Vertigo and the Trouble with Harry

[Left to right…] Hume: “I’m not sure what I’m seeing. It’s almost indescribable, like the weird way these clothes make me look twelve years old.” Henry: “Well, I lost my glasses fightin’ off that giant squid a few miles back while the rest of you did squat, but […]

Past Imperfect – #179

Farley, left: “I can’t stop smiling when I look at you.” Robert, right: “Wait, that line isn’t in the script.” Farley: “Nor is my attraction to you.” Robert: “Really? Well, we just took a turn I wasn’t expecting.” Farley: “Oh, please. You’re the one that ordered the 120-proof […]

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 […]

Past Imperfect – #258

Jimmy: “Do you mind if I take off my shirt?” Grace: “Why, whatever’s gotten into you that you feel the need to randomly bare flesh?” Jimmy: “Did you see the liquor bottles behind me?” Grace: “Of course I did. I come from a rich family. We always inspect […]

Mea Culpa

“Bless me Father, for I have sinned.” “And how is that, my child?” “It’s been over a week since my last blog.” Silence on the other side of the confessional wall. “Father?” Throat clearing. Then, “Son, I’m not quite sure what this means, but I am here to […]