Quote of the Day: Alfred Hitchcock Movies

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 and the expressiveness of his eyes.

I love great quotes, so I hope to do more of these short posts in the future.

The Hoosier State: Classic Movie Actors From Indiana

Next up in my series of actors by states is The Hoosier State, Indiana. It may be a state that is well known for its basketball and football teams as well as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” otherwise known as the Indianapolis 500, but it also boasts an impressive list of famous actors.

A few of those actors are:

James Dean

Born: February 8, 1931 in Marion, IN

Died: September 30, 1955 (aged 24)

Never married

Known for the Movies: East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, Giant

 

Interesting Facts About James Dean:

  • His first television appearance was in a 1950 commercial for Pepsi-Cola.
  • Liz Sheridan, the actress who played Jerry Seinfeld’s mother on the hit television show Seinfeld, claims that she and James Dean were once engaged.
  • He is the only actor to have received two posthumous Academy Award nominations, for the movies East of Eden and Giant. Continue reading →