8.29.2012

Spellbound

Today's movie is Spellbound! Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck.

The summary from Netflix - 
Dr. Edwards (Gregory Peck) arrives at the Green Manors Mental Asylum and falls for the beautiful Dr. Petersen (Ingrid Bergman). But she discovers that he's a paranoid amnesiac impostor, which leaves her wondering: What happened to the real Dr. Edwards? Based on Francis Beeding's novel The House of Dr. Edwardes, Spellbound -- which was nominated for six Oscars and won for Best Original Score -- is one of Alfred Hitchcock's finest films.
I don't have a huge amount of commentary for this one. Although I will say that it is now one of my fave Hitchcock movies.
I think it's fairly easy to tell what screencaps I chose for their artistic purposes... and what ones I chose for their portrayal of a nice costume situation (for instance - the robe above).
White! White! White! 

Yeah... the last few images probably don't make sense unless you've seen the movie.
The image above and some following are taken from a dream sequence. When I was watching it, I thought - "This is pretty Dalí-ish". And OH HO HO! Salvador Dalí was in charge of the sequence! If the imdb trivia section is to be believed, the dream scene was originally 20 minutes long (instead of 2) - I wish I could watch the whole thing.
Sorry for posting this one, Ingrid. 

This is the sort of picture only an asshole would post and tag another person in on facebook.

Once I went to friend's baby shower and someone in her family posted pictures from the present opening process. There was a picture of me and I can safely say that falls in the top fifty worst pictures ever taken of me (most of those are from my middle school years). A girl I was friends with in high school but haven't talked to in YEARS found the picture and then tagged me in it! And I KNOW that she was just doing it to be a jerk. If it was a friend I'd actually seen recently I'd think - "Oh HA HA! Good one! Untag!" but it had been ages. Foul play. Foul play. I'm not being super-vain: THAT PICTURE WAS HORRIBLE.

That whole album is actually filled with facebook-etiquette faux pas: there was another picture featuring  my present. What was my present? An ADORABLE porcupine puppet. My friend loved it. Everyone ooh-ed and ahh-ed. Of course people do that at a baby shower even if the present is basically as lame as a dirty diaper, BUT - I'm pretty good at gauging enthusiasm and people liked my damn puppet. Alas, not one of the facebook album commenters! 

She wrote something along the lines of "UHHHHH! That will scare the baby!!!!!"

I'm happy to say that the baby is now a toddler and there are two possible scenarios - either my friend never showed her the puppet out of fear of instant fright-death.... or she DID and SOMEHOW her child was able to live through the fright of a cute cuddly critter made of fluffy and soft fake fur.

You can never tell what a kid will be scared of! I loved all manner of stuffed creatures even if they were supposed to be "scary" like crocodiles and the such. What the hell are bears!?!? Teddys are the most popular stuffed creature of all time and GRIZZLY BEARS HAUNT MY NIGHTMARES! Do you guys know Bart? Yeah. So much scarier than a porcupine. Plus - the baby won't know what a porcupine is! It won't be scared of it! Or maybe it would be, BUT YOU STILL DON'T COMMENT THAT ON A PUBLIC FACEBOOK ALBUM!

I shall cease my rant.

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3 comments:

  1. Oh my godddd the Hitchcock movie that scared me most when I was younger, more so than Psycho! That Dali dream (the faceless man!!??) haunts me still. And the real reason why the main guy was traumatized was so sadd. :( But - good movie nonetheless. And so much crazy psychology!

    Also your rant is too funny. Now that I'm in my 20s I think bears scare me more than any other animal but I would never give up my teddies for the world!! Haha.

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  2. That was an awesome rant. And I love Ingrid Bergman.

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  3. i'm going to interpret the last two images as Ingrid Bergman = Facebook Tagging and Gregory Peck's Hand = You. I bloody hate being tagged on facebook. bloody hate it. (mostly because i'm not photogenic in any decipherable, capturable way.) when my chums try to take pics of me that they may or may not post on facebook, i flip them the bird in front of my face. i'm sure there are many pics of me flipping the bird in which i have yet to be tagged. one can only hope. i always wanted to be ingrid bergman. or isabella rossellini. either/or. (except for in blue velvet.) but those eyes! her daughter has her beautiful eyes. p.s. Bram loved porcupines. He called them (in his little 2-yr-old voice), "porchapimes!"

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Thanks for your comment you wonderful person you.