Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy Birthday, Alfred

Hitchcock and BirdsToday in 1899 in London Alfred Hitchcock was born.

Enough said, surely?

Awk, awk, awk!

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At 10:38 PM, August 13, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Oh great, now you've instigated an earworm, Charles Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette." I'm especially partial to the quasi-fugal section!

At 9:48 PM, August 15, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Wow, just saw an interview with Tippi Hedren on TV tonight. She alleges that Hitch sexually harassed her and retaliated against her when she rebuffed his advances (including refusing to loan her out for other projects during the seven years she was under contract). Back then there was no Title VII, of course, but it sounds as though she'd have had a strong case if there had been. Her decades of work rescuing and rehabilitating wild cats, and advocating against humans breeding them for pets, is impressive (she'll be testifying before Congress re this, which is part of the reason she's getting media attention).

At 9:49 AM, August 16, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

I saw some of those - "he ruined my career, not my life".

At 12:19 PM, August 16, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

True, "Living well is the best revenge."

But Hitchcock threw an awful lot of unconscionable roadblocks in Hedren's way (e.g., retaliatorily blocking her from doing other movies), and she can't ever get those years back.


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