POP QUIZ: A HITCH IN TIME
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PLEASE NOTE: Posting early this week because I’ve got a big TIFF marathon on Wednesday. And speaking of TIFF…
Earlier this year, I attended a special screening of “Rebecca”, the 1940 film by Alfred Hitchcock, at which director Guillermo del Toro gave a seminar on the Gothic Romance genre. del Toro told a few tales of how Hitchcock worked as a director. When ingenue Joan Fontaine heard that her co-star, Laurence Olivier, was upset about his then fiance Vivien Leigh not landing the role, Fontaine asked Hitchcock if it would be alright. Hitchcock, helpful soul that he was, informed the nervous young woman that Olivier was furious, and absolutely hated her. Later, when she jokingly suggested that she needed a slap on the face as motivation, Hitchcock hauled off and whacked her. Fun guy.
But what IS fun is watching Hitchcock’s movies. The master of thrillers may have been a beast behind the camera, but his product was fantastic. And there was always the added fun of trying to spot him in his famous cameos. Hitchcock made an uncredited cameo appearance in thirty-nine of his feature films, starting with 1929’s “The Lodger” and finishing with his final film, 1976’s “Family Plot”.
Each of the images below is a screen-capture of one of those cameo appearances. For each, simply name the film.