Please indulge another draft from the vault!
How do you feel about Hitchcock? No, not her boss at the tax office:
Saturday, January 25th, 1941
Mr. Hitchcock is going to drive us insane, I think.
I mean Alfred. The creator of such films as The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo, and, of course, Psycho?
Friday, October 18th, 1935
I wish I could see Zack. I think about him and dream about him. And even talk to him. But never alone. There is always Adele. Went to the Victoria alone. Mother is getting a set of dishes. Saw “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and a cowboy picture about ghosts.
This movie, obviously, is one of Hitchcock’s earlier movies. The interesting thing about it is that he released another movie with the same title in 1956 and the plot was different. I love Peter Lorre and I feel I must watch this movie.
Thursday, April 11th, 1940
I was going to a shower tonight but as Peaches consented to see “Rebecca” we went to the show. Also saw “Granny Get your gun.” Still can’t make out how Peaches is so affectionate. Of course it’s pretty swell. Hope it lasts.
Rebecca is not one of my favorites of his movies. However, I recently got my paws on the book and I may watch the movie again after I read it. The movie may then, as the kids say, hit different.
Saturday, September 14th, 1940
We didn’t work very hard in the office this morning and it was such a beautiful day. I took a walk to the library and then Jake and I played tennis. Just had time to eat and bathe when Jake and Edmund called. We saw “Foreign Correspondent” and “Money and the Woman.” The went to “Peter Pan’s” and then for a long ride. Late home again.
Foreign Correspondent, another movie I have not seen, seems to be a very timely movie about spies at the start of WWII. The protagonist’s name is John Jones which cracks me up.
I remember drafting this post and making a conscious decision to wait to post it until more movies from our esteemed director were transcribed. However, we have not heard from Alfred in a while. I also notice we are over a decade away from the release of some of my really favorite Hitchcock movies. So here this is, a teaser I hope!
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I feel like “The Man Who Knew Too Much” was also a novel. Or maybe, I’m remembering the movie??? I’ll do a search.
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according to Wikipedia: The Man Who Knew Too Much: And Other Stories (1922) is a book of detective stories by English writer G. K. Chesterton, published in 1922 by Cassell and Company in the United Kingdom, and Harper Brothers in the United States.