... you can learn from:
Marion: I better get back to the office.These extended lunch hours give my boss excess acid.Sam: Why don't you call your boss and tell him you're takingthe rest of the afternoon off? It's Friday anyway, and hot.Marion: What do I do with my free afternoon?Walk you to the airport?Sam: We could laze around here a while longer.Marion: Checking out time is 3 P.M. Hotels of this sortaren't interested in you when you come in,
but when your time is up...
Hitch scream queen Janet Leigh was born 85 years ago.
I was just having a conversation with the boyfriend about her last night. It started because of The Film Experience's latest entry in the "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" series was on the film Picnic, which stars William Holden and that other Hitch chick Kim Novak. Just looking at Kim Novak makes me want to watch Vertigo right that immediate second, you see.
Anyway after some verbal tussling over the hierarchy of Hitch chicks I got to thinking about something else Hitch-related - I think there might be a chance that Vertigo has started to replace Rear Window as my favorite Hitchcock movie. I've maintained for years when asked that my favorite movie of all time was a tie between Rosemary's Baby and Rear Window. Well I think Rosemary has pulled ahead to take the lead, the jewel in the crown, the forever highest perch, and I think that Vertigo has maybe snuck in ahead of Rear Window...? I just know that Vertigo's become my go-to comfort Hitchock - it's slow dreamlike atmosphere, Bernard Hermann's romantically deranged score (the only score I've consistently had on my iPod since I have had an iPod), and the sad sadder sadness of its story stirs something deep inside every time I go back.