The Amazing Race   American Idol   The Apprentice   The Bachelor   The Bachelorette   Big Brother   The Biggest Loser
Dancing with the Stars   So You Think You Can Dance   Survivor   Top Model   The Voice   The X Factor       Reality TV World
   
Stop WAR in Ukraine ! http://twitter.com/@euromaidan
PLEASE NOTE: The Reality TV World Message Boards are filled with desperate attention-seekers pretending to be one big happy PG/PG13-rated family. Don't be fooled. Trying to get everyone to agree with you is like herding cats, but intolerance for other viewpoints is NOT welcome and respect for other posters IS required at all times. Jump in and play, and you'll soon find out how easy it is to fit in, but save your drama for your mama. All members are encouraged to read the complete guidelines. As entertainment critic Roger Ebert once said, "If you disagree with something I write, tell me so, argue with me, correct me--but don't tell me to shut up. That's not the American way."
"HUGE NEWS: new reality show exclus..."
Email this topic to a friend
Printer-friendly version of this topic
Bookmark this topic (Registered users only)
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Conferences BlowsVivor Forum (Protected)
Current Message

AyatollahKhomeini 2008 desperate attention whore postings
DAW Level: "Roller Coaster Inaugurator"

05-15-01, 09:50 PM (EST)
Click to EMail AyatollahKhomeini Click to send private message to AyatollahKhomeini Click to view user profile Click to check IP address of the poster
39. "A Hitchcock story"
Jimmy Stewart movies with Hitchcock: Rope, Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo
***or***
Cary Grant movies with Hitchcock: Suspicion, Notorious, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest

I think it's a tossup.

OK, here's the story: Stewart really wanted to do "Vertigo", and Hitchcock wanted Kim Novak as the female lead. To borrow her, Stewart's studio agreed to loan Stewart to Novak's studio for a follow-up pairing in a piece of fluff called "Bell, Book & Candle." But Stewart's contract contained an "out" clause: he could delay making this picture if he made the next Hitchcock film.

While shooting "Vertigo," Hitchcock began working with the star writer Ernest Lehman on the script for "North by Northwest." Stewart loved the script, and Hitch told him that he could have the lead role. As the project developed, though, Hitch found himself thinking of it more like "To Catch a Thief" ... but he didn't tell Stewart.

When "Vertigo" wrapped, Hitch told Stewart that he was having problems funding the film under his (Hitchcock's) production company. Stewart even tried to see if he could arrange funding ... but finally he had to report to "Bell, Book & Candle." The first week that "BB&C" was in production, Hitch made a deal to give the movie to MGM, which was holding Eva Marie Saint to co-star in it! And it just so happened Cary Grant was available, too. So Stewart had to make a movie he didn't want to make, while knowing Cary Grant was making the movie he did want to make...

One interesting thing -- for someone with a reputation for hating actors, a remarkable amount of dialogue in Hitchcock's films is improvised. Stewart, Grant, and Grace Kelly were permitted to improvise at will. An entire scene between Joseph Cotton and Teresa Wright in "Shadow of a Doubt" was dreamed up by the actors, sketched out by Thornton Wilder (who co-wrote the screenplay), and then improvised. Of course, there were some actors that Hitch did have to browbeat (Montgomery Clift comes to mind) -- but Hitch got great performances out of them as a result!

  Remove | Alert Edit | Reply | Reply With Quote | Top

Table of Contents
  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 HUGE NEWS: new reality show exclus...   shakes the clown     05-10-01       
   RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   VampKira     05-10-01     1  
   RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   IceCat     05-10-01     2  
   RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   LIZZLOVER     05-10-01     3  
     good question Lizzlover   shakes the clown     05-11-01     6  
   RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   dangerkitty     05-10-01     4  
   post your apps in this thread   shakes the clown     05-11-01     5  
   RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   ItzLisa     05-11-01     7  
     RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   VampKira     05-11-01     8  
   RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   Leif Eriksen     05-11-01     9  
   Dangerkitty's application   dangerkitty     05-11-01     10  
   I love you, Shakes--you evil genius...   George Tirebiter     05-11-01     11  
   Landru's Application   landruajm     05-11-01     12  
     RE: Landru's Application   George Tirebiter     05-11-01     13  
         RE: Landru's Application   landruajm     05-11-01     14  
   RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   RudyRules     05-11-01     15  
   RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   Kokoro     05-11-01     16  
   RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   GG     05-12-01     17  
     RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   Lightmage81     05-13-01     18  
   RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   Minstrel     05-13-01     19  
     RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   ItzLisa     05-13-01     20  
         RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   Minstrel     05-14-01     21  
         RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   Dalton     05-14-01     22  
             RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   Minstrel     05-14-01     23  
             Can't get away with that, Dalton!   AyatollahKhomeini     05-14-01     24  
                 RE: I can get away with mentioning ...   Dalton     05-14-01     25  
                     To Minstrel, Dalton and AyaK...   ItzLisa     05-15-01     26  
                         RE: To Minstrel, Dalton and AyaK...   Minstrel     05-15-01     28  
                             TRIVIA   ItzLisa     05-15-01     29  
                                 RE: TRIVIA   HomeBrewer     05-15-01     30  
                                     RE: TRIVIA   ItzLisa     05-15-01     31  
                                         RE: TRIVIA   HomeBrewer     05-15-01     35  
                                     Hitchcock   AyatollahKhomeini     05-15-01     32  
                                         RE: Hitchcock   HomeBrewer     05-15-01     34  
                                         RE: Hitchcock   ItzLisa     05-15-01     37  
                                             I Got that Scene Beat...   IceCat     05-15-01     38  
                                             Marxist?   AyatollahKhomeini     05-15-01     41  
                                             A Hitchcock story   AyatollahKhomeini     05-15-01     39  
                                             Planet of the Apes   LIZZLOVER     05-15-01     40  
                     RE: I can get away with mentioning ...   Minstrel     05-15-01     27  
                         Acting   Kismet     05-15-01     33  
                             RE: Acting   Minstrel     05-15-01     36  
                             RE: Acting   SherpaDave     05-16-01     42  
   RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   taginite     05-16-01     43  
   RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   Dalton     05-16-01     44  
     RE: The Viking has a question for D...   Leif Eriksen     05-16-01     45  
         RE: The Viking has a question for D...   Dalton     05-16-01     48  
             RE: The Viking responds   Leif Eriksen     05-16-01     49  
     Dalton....   dangerkitty     05-16-01     46  
     Dalton's Application   mistofleas     05-16-01     47  
     RE: HUGE NEWS: new reality show ex...   ItzLisa     05-17-01     50  
   Archives? Not yet   AyatollahKhomeini     06-17-01     51  
     RE: Archives? Not yet   Outfrontgirl     06-25-01     52  
     OK   AyaK     08-13-02     54  

Lobby | Topics | Previous Topic | Next Topic

p l a c e h o l d e r t e x t g o e s h e r e - p l a c e h o l d e r t e x t g o e s h e r e - p l a c e h o l d e r t e x t g o e s h e r e - p l a c e h o l d e r t e x t g o e s h e r e - p l a c e h o l d e r t e x t g o e s h e r e - p l a c e h o l d e r t e x t g o e s h e r e - p l a c e h o l d e r t e x t g o e s h e r e - p l a c e h o l d e r t e x t g o e s h e r e - p l a c e h o l d e r t e x t g o e s h e r e - p l a c e h o l d e r t e x t g o e s h e r e - p l a c e h o l d e r t e x t g o e s h e r e - p l a c e h o l d e r t e x t g o e s h e r e -
about this site   •   advertise on this site  •   contact us  •   privacy policy   •