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Some clouds today. Some sun. Some blue sky. It's 76˚F, and it's supposed to go to 82˚F. Hello, green autumn.

No writing yesterday, not really. Nothing usable. I thought I'd come up with something very clever for H, but then decided it was contrived and silly. Which is what I get for trying to be clever. I gave up and went to the market with Spooky.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions. Thank you.

Last night we watched Marnie (1964), a film that was came out when I was about two months old. It marks the end of an era for Hitchcock. Marnie was his last film with composer Bernard Hermann, as well as with editor George Tomasini and director of photography Robert Burks. It's an uneven affair, and, ultimately, I think it gets lost in psychobabble.

I have to do better today than yesterday.

Aunt Beast


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Sep. 8th, 2016 03:54 pm (UTC)
Marnie was his last film with composer Bernard Hermann,

That's a real tragedy. The score for Torn Curtain is so dull, a particularly steap fall after all those films with Herrmann. It's sadly ironic Hitchcock thought Herrmann sounded too dated and then the best young filmmakers of the 70s wanted Herrmann.

It's an uneven affair, and, ultimately, I think it gets lost in psychobabble.

And dated psychobabble. I consider it a prime example of why artists shouldn't try to analyse and explain themselves in their work.

I do really love the scene where Tippi Hedren is trying to sneak out with her shoes in her pockets and one of the shoes is slowly starting to slip out.
Marc D. Goldfinger
Sep. 8th, 2016 03:55 pm (UTC)
Dear Sweet Filthy World
Well Caitlin, since I never put it together to sign up for Sirenia Digest, I figured I'd jump for Dear Sweet Filthy World Limited Edition. So I did. It say it will be out around March of next year. Whoooo. That's a ways away but if I'm alive, I'll get it.

I recommend the movie Hell Or High Water if it's playing around you. One of the best of the year. Kathryn Bigelow has something to do with it and it was really good.

Sep. 8th, 2016 08:05 pm (UTC)
It's a film I have mixed feelings about. I think Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery were up to the job, but they lack an energy. And Hitchcock's behavior towards Hedren was at times abusive.
Sep. 8th, 2016 09:48 pm (UTC)

Or so she says. She's the only one of Hitchcock's leading women who ever made such claims.

Edited at 2016-09-08 09:48 pm (UTC)
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