$40,000 is no joke, not to The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day I bet. It’s a joke to me. The whole world’s a joke to me.
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
When all else fails, return to Hitchcock! I’m now caught up on owed BTS pics and I instinctively went to Hitch. That man wasn’t shy around cameras and there’s so much documentation on him that I doubt I’d ever struggle to find something new on the man.
Today we look at Shadow of a Doubt, a movie I must confess I didn’t give a fair shake to when I first saw it. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed the movie, but it was a more straight forward thriller than I anticipated. I think I was expecting a darker NIGHT OF THE HUNTER type flick, but as time passes since having seen it I find myself drawn back to Shadow of a Doubt more and more.
Much of that is due to the great, great Joseph Cotten as the questionable Uncle Charlie and his relationship with his suspicious niece played by Teresa Wright. Those two together are absolutely fantastic and really keep the flick moving. I’m sure Thornton Wilder’s script didn’t hurt in that regard either. Heh.
Today’s pic looks okay on the page, but if you click to embiggen you’ll really get the full scope of the image with Hitch in the middle giving some direction to his cast. Enjoy!
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic is the best invisible friend a guy could have!
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April 23, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST
Two BTS posts in a row. Everyone must be watching The Ten Commandments right now like I am. Happy Easter! He is risen indeed!
April 23, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST
Where is that BTS Pic?
April 23, 2011, 8:17 p.m. CST
In all seriousness, Nolan is the new Hitchcock. Look at that photo! I swore this can be a Nolan BTS pic
April 23, 2011, 8:23 p.m. CST
and the sweetness of his soul. A great movie with great writing.
April 23, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST
by golden tribw
Nolan is a good director and one of the best we've got at the moment, but all of his films are flawed and many of Hitchcock's are absurdly perfect.
April 23, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST
by golden tribw
April 23, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST
I'm fed up with this world
April 23, 2011, 9:09 p.m. CST
ON ANOTHER SITE!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was kinda cool to know that the real Lex will be in the finale.
April 23, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST
IT'S HITCHCOCK you fucking fucks! like Lynch, not Kubrick, who you could closely draw comparisons to with Nolan and his films, if anyone (although Lynch is far more influenced in many respects in my humble opinion)... ...although watching that Kubricks Odyssey documentary, and having it point out 'if nothing else' how much of a genius Kubrick was in subversive/textual commentary on top of everything else, i guess Inception could be seen as drawing heavy comparisons to the director and his work with The Shinning in that respect.
April 23, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST
I mean, if were not sucking his cock apparently, then we must be butt fucking him or something when someone 'better' shows their face instead. Still, yes, they just don't make em like Hitchock, or like Hitchcock made them anymore, it's true.
April 23, 2011, 9:47 p.m. CST
by Raggles Wimpole
Are the only two Hitchcock movies I've seen. I know that's blasphemous, but up until recently I always equated black & white with boring. That probably paints me in an unattractive light, but I've been making a conscious effort to start watching older movies. I grew up in kind of a weird environment. I was shown a lot of low-budget horror films (just to give you an idea, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was the first movie I remember seeing) as a kid. I grew up around parents who weren't exactly movie geeks. I mean, they had their preferences: Mom liked tearjerkers & Dad liked blood & guts, animation & weird shit. So the stuff I was exposed to wasn't exactly a cinephile's dream: Evil Dead, Eraserhead, Tetsuo the Iron Man, Bambi Meets Godzilla, Metropolis, The Tingler, El Topo, Heavy Metal, Fantasia. Stuff like that. Neither of my parents ever sat me down & educated me on the history of film like a lot of parents do. They let me watch pretty much whatever I wanted, which inadvertently led me to watching stuff that looked cool & sounded awesome. It wasn't until I stumbled upon this website that I began to broaden my viewing horizons. If you had to pick one Hitchcock movie to show someone who's never seen a Hitchcock movie, and that will get them interested in the rest of his filmography, what would it be?
April 23, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST
That's my favorite of his films.
April 23, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST
why do you watch smallville? it wasn't written by Whedon . . . it doesn't have a 'magic' island . . . they don't reference star wars . . . wouldn't it be cool if Clarks last name was . . . Starkiller (Skywalker)! Do you still have your original 'BobaFett' sock puppet/wash rag? How many screen names do you have? Is AssMunchLives your hero? I mean after Jorge Garcia. How many times a week do you have your 'wankfest'? Are you and creepythinman engaged yet?
April 23, 2011, 10:45 p.m. CST
April 23, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST
by Raggles Wimpole
Amazon claims that it's coming out on Blu-ray soon. Man, I hope so. That means that we're supposed to get Star Wars, Scarface, the extended Lord of the Rings trilogy & Jurassic Park on Blu-ray this year.
April 23, 2011, 11:12 p.m. CST
all these old bull shit black and white fuck stick movies!!!!!!! ugh....
April 24, 2011, 1 a.m. CST
Definitely among my top 5 favorite Hitch films. If you were to watch one movie of Hitchcock's, my personal recommendation would be Rear Window.
April 24, 2011, 1:02 a.m. CST
We also have tons of Charlie Brown & The Peanuts Gallery all over town. Come one, come all, it will cost you more than 5 Cents though.
April 24, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST
Here you go. You're welcome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOy4VUGMX-Y&feature=player_embedded
April 24, 2011, 7:16 a.m. CST
I'm not bitching, just wondering why no news for the past few days.
April 24, 2011, 8:45 a.m. CST
If you can't find any new or cool news just change the name of the site, or stop being so self indulgent with this pointless space filling crap.
April 24, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST
I realize Quint fell behind a day and had to catch up. Yet as I write this, 3 out of the first 4 articles are BTS. Granted, this is a holiday weekend, but it's not the first time there was BTS saturation. We all know Quint posts these on a 1 per day rhythm. Although I do enjoy BTS, it's become a morbid curiosity of mine to assess the frequency they appear as compared to the other articles. It's a new weekend, with new movies released. What did we get? One review of Water For Elephants by Capone, and, let's face it... Capone doesn't write critical reviews, he authors stories. Other than that, we got an interreview of the directors of the Bill Hicks story. That's it for movie news about this week's releases. Remember when this site would run reader submitted reviews?
April 24, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST
Is your brain so addled that you cannot answer any of my queries? Or didn't your mum have time to read them to you? I now know that Firefly is too esoteric for your limited mental capacities, but to call it crap while fapping over that Pieco of Shit that is Lost is beyond human comprehension. Now you heap praise on The Event. Tis sad really, when everyone at aicn knows that 'the Event' refers to when you change your Tampon! Must be your time of the month . . .
April 24, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST
from edgar wright!!! http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=r923o1&s=7 WHAT????? LOL taken from the HOT FUZZ 3 DISCS DVD
April 24, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST
April 24, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST
Where's all the news? Reviews? Anything? I am off around the web. Maybe come back in a few days when they decide to post something. Anything for that matter......
April 24, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST
Eraserhead, Tetsuo the Iron Man, Metropolis, El Topo... are most definitely the stuff of cinephiles dreams, they are truly great art in filmmaking, don't let anyone tell you otherwise each one amazing and artistically-culturally 'important', I would rather say effective-resonant & prime example works, of auteurs and cinema... ... i dunno, try Carnivale of Souls, I walked with a Zombie, Bride of Frankenstein... but if you've been led to believe films like that aren't for 'cinephiles' tastes, then I'm not sure those ones might do the job either...
April 24, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST
might give you the bug
April 24, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST
So hard to pick one. I would recommend Rear Window, Vertigo, 39 Steps, or either one of The Man Who Knew Too Much...
...possibly Rebecca and Rope might crack it though, its hard to say... god i wish someone had shown me all the films you were shown at a early age, without having to sneakily get into film properly on my own.
April 24, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST
... get Smallville like returns on DVD/Blueray sales, for some reason. Can't be arsed to check Season 1/2 dvd-blueray sales there.
April 24, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST
April 24, 2011, 9:35 p.m. CST
Well, definitely DO feel bad about your username. But don't feel bad about not being able to hang with b&w movies. When I was a teen, if I was having trouble sleeping, all I had to do was turn on a b&w movie, and in 20 minutes I'd be out cold. Nowadays, I'm a TCM addict. But back in the day I think my young eyes were accustom to much more stimuli than b&w flicks could offer. I couldn't completely watch and appreciate old movies until my late twenties.I don't know how or why the switch occurred, but it did, eventually. So my advice is just to watch what you want to, and what you like. Sooner or later, you'll find yourself checking out some old movies because you're genuinely interested in checking them out, not because you feel you "have" to. From there, your appreciation will grow.
April 25, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST
It's main virtue is being so damn fucking weird.
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