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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s TOPAZ

Topaz [1969] 1. Private conversation in a walk-in cooler. 2. An important document lies beneath a half-eaten hamburger. 3. Two boarding ramps; one plane is heading to Washington, the other to Moscow.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s TORN CURTAIN

Torn Curtain [1966] 1. Most asinine line of dialog: “But that’s behind the Iron Curtain!” 2. “To celebrate I will pay for the liquid.” 3. Under the blankets again. This movie reminds of David Lynch’s Dune: no matter how many … Continue reading

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s MARNIE

Marnie [1964] 1. “Don’t crowd me, lady. I’m fighting a powerful impulse to beat the hell out of you.” 2. She retreats somewhere deep inside herself and offers no resistance. 3. Rolled up newspaper as telescope. 3 other things.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s THE BIRDS

The Birds [1963] 1. “Which is why the mail never gets delivered in this town.” 2. A fly on the leg of Annie’s corpse. 3. Chipped fingernail polish. 3 other things.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO

Psycho [1960] 1. Dusty hotel binds. 2. Towel under the mop in the bucket. 3. “It isn’t gelling.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST

North by Northwest [1959] 1. “I like your flavor.” 2. Laura’s Mercedes. 3. Can opener. 3 other things.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO

Vertigo [1958] 1. “It’s new and clean and waiting.” 2. “See? There’s an answer for everything.” 3. “I don’t think Mozart’s going to help at all.” A poem about Vertigo.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

The Man Who Knew Too Much [1956] 1. Closeup of Jimmy Stewart, his bloodshot blue eyes. 2. The shop assistants hastily move the animals out of harm’s way. 3. The dignitaries bristle at her shrill voice. 3 other things.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY

The Trouble with Harry [1955] 1. “She’s a well-preserved woman … and preserves have to be opened someday.” 2. Autonomous closet door. 3. She hates cider.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW

Rear Window [1954] 1. “Of course, they can do the same thing to me. Watch me like a bug under a glass if they want to.” 2. Engle Hand Laundry. 3. A Montrachet wine. 3 other things.

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