I’ve never done a quote of the day post before, but I just wanted to quickly share this one with you as it is one of my new favorites:
“Bad movies are photographs of people talking. A Hitchcock movie is a photograph of people thinking.”
I heard it the other day while watching a special feature included with the DVD of Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess (1953), a movie starring Montgomery Clift and Anne Baxter. From what I could tell, it was a quote made by Alfred Hitchcock himself. I think it is perfectly illustrated in that movie, especially when it comes to Clift’s performance. When you watch the movie’s trailer below, pay special attention to the eyes of the actors and I think you can get a good sense of what he meant.
I love great quotes, so I hope to do more of these short posts in the future.