Monthly Archives: March 2015

AUTHOR QUOTE: Alfred Hitchcock

“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” Alfred Hitchcock, British Director  (1899-1980) The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rope, Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo, To Catch a Thief Notorious, The Birds… Advertisements

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Going Terminal

When I was a little girl in Catholic school, my English teacher would smack me good if I ever wrote a sentence like this one: “That is the shirt she was looking for.” Why? Because of the terminal preposition, of … Continue reading

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“REAR WINDOW ETHICS”

If you have never watched Alfred Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW with Jimmy Stewart, you’ve missed out on an amazing cinematic experience, a great storyline and dialogue, an incredible set, and haute couture waltzing into a two room Manhattan apartment and knocking … Continue reading

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AUTHOR QUOTE: Brian Klems

“I’ve often thought of chapters as acts in TV shows. When a TV show finishes Act 1 (which almost always happens just after something significant is revealed or an important question is raised), it goes to commercial break. Ditto for … Continue reading

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