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Hitchcock in Hitchcock Movies

Posted on September 5, 2020 at 8:00 am

Alfred Hitchcock fans loved to spot his cameos, which added a touch of whimsy to his thrillers. As time went on, he made sure they occurred early in the films to avoid distracting the audience. The biggest challenge he faced was in the movie “Lifeboat.” Unless he was going to play one of the characters in the title craft, how could he find a way to appear? The answer is delightful. He was on a diet at the time, and had lost a lot of weight. So, he created a fake ad for a diet medicine and had it in a newspaper that appeared in the film. People actually wrote and asked him where they could get some as it was so effective!

Here’s a compilation of Hitchcock’s cameos.

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David Erlich’s Tribute to the Best Movies of 2018

Posted on December 4, 2018 at 7:53 pm

Three lessons from this masterful supercut by David Erlich paying tribute to the best movies of 2018:

1. There was a truly bounteous crop of great movies in 2018.
2. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a song that goes with just about everything.
3. A truly great editor can make you see what you missed when you saw it before.

How many of these have you seen?

THE 25 BEST FILMS OF 2018: A VIDEO COUNTDOWN from david ehrlich on Vimeo.

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Clever Girl — Said by Sean Connery (Twice) and a LOT of Other People Too

Posted on July 10, 2018 at 2:34 pm

How many times have women characters in movies been called “clever girls?” Well, here’s a remarkable compilation.

It’s an interesting compliment, because it’s praising and kind of diminishing at the same time, though in some of these cases there seem to be meta quote marks around it. I wonder why it is so prevalent, though.

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Women on Women: Emma Piper-Burket Shows Us A Woman’s Life Through Women’s Eyes

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 8:41 am

For rogerebert.com’s Women Writers Week, filmmaker Emma Piper-Burket assembled an extraordinary compilation, the life of a woman as seen by female directors.

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New York in the Movies

Posted on July 3, 2017 at 8:00 am

It’s often said that New York City is a character in the movies set in its five boroughs. It’s a lot of fun to get a glimpse of some of its many portrayals, especially seeing iconic images like Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge show up in different genres and times.

New York in Cinema – Supercut from Sergio Rojo on Vimeo.

Sergio Rojo included these films:

The Apartment (1960)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
West Side Story (1961)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
The Godfather (1972)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Annie Hall (1977)
The Warriors (1979)
Hair (1979)
Manhattan (1979)
Fame (1980)
Escape from New York (1981)
Tootsie (1982)
Annie (1982)
Once Upon A Time in America (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Wall Street (1987)
Big (1988)
Oliver and Company (1988)
When Harry met Sally (1989)
Ghostbusters 2 (1989)
Ghost (1990)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Teen Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Léon: the Professional (1994)
Men in Black (1997)
Godzilla (1998)
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Stuart Little (1999)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
American Psycho (2000)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Serendipity (2001)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Phone Booth (2002)
Daredevil (2003)
The Terminal (2004)
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Hellboy (2004)
Rent (2005)
King Kong (2005)
Madagascar (2005)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Night at the Museum (2006)
I Am Legend (2007)
Across the Universe (2007)
Enchanted (2007)
Cloverfield (2008)
27 Dresses (2008)
Bolt (2008)
Precious (2009)
Watchmen (2009)
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
Black Swan (2010)
Devil (2010)
Eat, Pray, Love (2010)
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)
Shame (2011)
The Avengers (2012)
The Great Gatsby (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Begin Again (2014)
Birdman (2014)
Brooklyn (2015)
The Walk (2015)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Collateral Beauty (2016)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Music: “Jennifer Lawrence” by Nova and the Experience.

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