Archive for Alfred Hitchcock

A little Hitch…

Posted in Film, Photography with tags , , , , , , , on November 15, 2014 by Mj Rains

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Alfred Hitchcock…
…because he was amazing and this photo proves it…

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More bicycles….? Tell me if I’m going crazy…

Posted in "Wit"icisms", Photography with tags , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2012 by Mj Rains

Can you believe this? I love it! Came across it this morning. Seriously, if I’m going crazy let me know. Does this ever happen to you? You read a story, or write a post, or focus on a subject and then the universe just seems to inundate you with a plethora of more of the subject? I have to say, it’s freaking me out a bit. But, just a bit. Smile

These images found at Iris Interiors.

And then I found this just now…

Could have saved this one for vintage photo of the week…Over at Facebook I came across Public Bikes on someone’s page…

Alfred Hitchcock riding a bike in Cannes. Is that a left turn signal?

Does this mean anything?

Expect more bicycle posts my dear readers. Hope you like them.
(or this Wit just may be at her wit’s end)

The White Shadow

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , on August 9, 2011 by Mj Rains

The lost Alfred Hitchcock film, “The White Shadow”, was found in New Zealand by the National Film Preservation Foundation. It’s the earliest known feature film to Hitchcock’s credit. One wonders, was some foundation intern putzing around the archives and just happened to see this old dusty film and wondered, Hey, what the fuck is this? Then played it for himself in some quiet dusty room with a bottle of select wine…and then out of his drunken stupor thought, “I better tell someone.” ?

In any case, the silent melodrama stars Betty Compson in a dual role as twin sisters, one quite the lovely charmer, the other touted as “without a soul”.
Annette Melville, Foundation director, says: “At the time, people said the plot was improbable. I’m putting a polite spin on it. Many siad it was ridiculous. It’s a totally crazy, zany plot with soul migration back and forth and all these improbable meetings.”

The restored print of the movie will be shown September 22 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. More here.

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