This week’s Wednesday night Hitch

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 8:00 PM Rope (1948)9:30 PM Stage Fright (1950)11:30 PM Strangers on a Train (1951)1:30 AM I Confess (1953)3:30 AM Dial M for Murder (1954) http://hitchcock50.tcm.com/assets/imgs/TCM-128_MOOC_Hitchcock_Schedule_r1.pdfWatch for posts tomorrow with notes on tomorrow nights films and join in the Hitch twitter fest at #Hitchcock50 and #tcmparty for live notes and comments during both the [...]

The trouble with Alfie: Can we ever truly know Hitchcock? | Movies | Arts | National Post

The trouble with Alfie: Can we ever truly know Hitchcock? | Movies | Arts | National Post: From the article: Looking at all the renewed interest in Alfred Hitchcock — a 3D re-master of Dial M for Murder, a massive Blu-ray box set, a forthcoming feature film starring Anthony Hopkins and HBO’s own TV movie about [...]

Proving that the course of a great film never does run smooth . . .

Raymond ChandlerDecember 6th, 1950Dear Hitch,In spite of your wide and generous disregard of my communications on the subject of the script of Strangers on a Train and your failure to make any comment on it, and in spite of not having heard a word from you since I began the writing of the actual screenplay—for [...]

Cat and mouse–which is the cat? which is the mouse?: Farley Granger, dead at 85

03-29) 08:35 PDT New York (AP) --Farley Granger and partner Robert CalhounFarley Granger, the 1950s bobby sox screen idol who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock classics "Rope" and "Strangers on a Train," has died. He was 85.Granger died Sunday of natural causes, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner's office.Granger, [...]