Hitchcock Update (w/c 22/Oct/2007)

Over at MacGuffin, Ken Mogg’s latest entry in “The Editor’s Week” (20/Oct/2007) continues his in-depth discussion about “Frenzy“.

Just picking up on the theme of “waste”, in his interviews with Truffaut, Hitchcock said:

I’d like to try to do an anthology on food, showing its arrival in the city, its distribution, the selling, how it’s fixed up and absorbed. And gradually, the end of the film would show the sewers, and the garbage being dumped out into the ocean… Your theme might almost be the rottenness of humanity.

This week…

22nd October

Many happy returns to actress Joan Fontaine (“Rebecca” and “Suspicion“), who celebrates her 90th birthday today!

24th October

Costume designer extraordinaire Edith Head died on this day 1981.

25th October

Frequent Hitchcock collaborator Leo G Carroll was born on this day in 1892.

British silent film leading lady Lillian Hall-Davis (“The Ring” and “The Farmer’s Wife“) committed suicide on this day in 1933. Having failed to make the transition from silent to talking films, and suffering from neurasthenia and a nervous breakdown, she took her own life, aged just 34.

26th October

Actor William Dewhurst, who played The Professor in “Sabotage“, died on this day 70 years ago.

27th October

Star of “Shadow of a DoubtTeresa Wright was born on this day in 1918.

28th October

Elsa Lanchester, wife of Charles Laughton, was born on this day in 1902.

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