The Mogul


One doesn’t like to boast, but… Over 50,000 hits last month! Is that good? I don’t know, but it’s a personal best.

If that actually meant anything, gee it would be great. Maybe I should try selling something here?

Who’d buy a DOCTOR WOMAN T-shirt?

While I’m here, I just want to announce that next week’s Film Club will be on WEDNESDAY, and the film in question will be Strangers On A Train (1951) [DVD]. If you’re in the UK and you follow the link and buy it, I get money! If you’re the US, buy here:  Strangers on a Train

8 Responses to “The Mogul”

  1. Suggested reading: Farley Granger’s memoir “Include Me Out.”
    He really enjoyed working with Hitch who showed him precisely what he was doing every step of the way.

  2. I’ll look out for a copy. Recently picked up Raymond Chandler on Writing, which might also prove useful.

  3. Christopher Says:

    looking forward to this one..watched “Strangers” again recently..

  4. It’s been a couple of years since I last watched it, expect to make a few discoveries. It really stands out in this period as the most accomplished and wholly successful Hitch, I think. Although the flawed ones are fascinating too, maybe even more so.

  5. Putting Hitch ever so slightly to one side it’s fascinating from the Patricia Highsmith angle. She wrote one lesbian romance novel “The Price of Salt” under a pseudonym — and then this. Turned by Hitchcock into a classic it made her fame. It’s also matrix for all her other work. For Highsmith’s main narrative trope was the way a sucessful psychopath can lure a seemigly ordinary “solid citizen” into commiting crimes for him. This is what Ripley does in all the post Talented novels and it figures in nearly every one of her non-Ripley novels as well.

    As I may have mentioned, Highsmith spent her last years at the feet of magnificently named Tabea Blumenschein — the glamorous star of Ulrike Ottinger’s Ticket of No Return

  6. Here’s Tabea as a vengful masthead in Ottiger’s Madame X — An Absolute Ruler

  7. Blimey! Alert Ray Harryhausen. Golden Voyage of Sinbad was never like this.

    Highsmith’s collection Little Tales of Misogyny is a very odd book indeed. I can’t quite get a handle on what she’s up to in it.

  8. Christopher Says:

    Sinbad better not catch y’all doin’ that!!…(john wayne voice)By Allah!

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