Selfie, eye contact, goth friday 

Well, I ended up really liking it this time around. It was a little on the nose at times. But, I liked what he did with this one. And I particularly enjoy single-location stories that work now. I think before I felt it to be a little claustrophobic. The psychological tie-ins were delightful as well.

Jimmy Stewart invents The Purge cracking wise at a dinner party! Only he suggests it lasts a week!

Christ, they're all doing it! Hitch, man, you should know better! You drink tea out of a mug, too??

..and yes, there is an actual rope. It's not just a metaphor. This is the rope.

Ok, sure, they committed a senseless murder for shits and giggles. But.. now they're drinking champagne out of martini glasses.... THE MONSTERS!!!

Now Playing: Hitchcock's Rope (1948) starring Jimmy Stewart and John Dall

Robin Hood rethought as a Blaire Witch type horror/monster movie where Robin Hood terrorizes the rich as some kind of wraith.

Einstein crosses and gravitational lensing in general.. Soo farking cool!

Physicists Used Einstein’s Relativity To Successfully Predict A Supernova Explosion

Over 9 billion years ago, a distant star exploded. Thanks to Einstein, we’ve seen it multiple times on replay.

link.medium.com/dHH3ClENcS

Well, I definitely saw this before. But, it was very interesting seeing it again now that I'm beginning to understand what seems to be Hitchcock's Freud phase in the 40's. This one, involving a 'psychoanalyst' as the protagonist chasing down an analysis to absolve her subject of a crime, to me this reveals Hitchcock's obsession with psychology and its importance to human drama. Films like Rebecca, The 39 Steps, and Shadow of a Doubt, all threadbare psychological thrillers, all lead up to this.

spoilery snark 

Michael Chekhov, nephew of the famous playwright, and major influencer in the art of acting as we know it today, is an absolute delight in this film. He basically steals the show.

Well, there's the Picasso inspired dream sequence they promised in the opening credits :blobaww:

I'm sensing a theme here somewhere....

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