Archive for February 5, 2009

Stop, thief!

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2009 by dcairns

Hitchcock steals from Lang –

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SPELLBOUND and METROPOLIS, but which is which?

Now here’s THE RING  and METROPOLIS–

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Now two Hitchcocks, THE RING and ROPE ~

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It’s like a mirror-reverse, with the piano on the left instead of the right. The towers of Manhattan are admittedly a different style from the city blocks of London, but blinking neon signs feature in both. The nicest touch in ROPE is the curving window, I think.

“It’s perfectly acceptable to steal from each other, what we must never do is steal from ourselves.” — John Huston in Welles’ THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND. Hitchcock, who remade one of his own movies, and was constantly refining and redeploying his tropes, would disagree.

W*O*W

Posted in FILM with tags , on February 5, 2009 by dcairns

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The new FORGOTTEN is online. As usual, leave your comments over there at THE AUTEUR’S NOTEBOOK.

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