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Skoob1999
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Posted: 19 Jan 12 14:01
Just musing...anyone remember Alfred Hitchcock's film, Frenzy? The one with Van Der Valk as the Covent Garden Necktie Strangler? Reason I ask is that there's a superb comic turn at the heart of a very taut thriller. Vivien Merchant plays the Police Inspector's wife, who cooks him these really exotic, yet obviously terrible meals. The poor sod manages to hide most of it around the house and gets a fry up when he gets to his office. Anybody else seen this? Anyone else find it funny?

I love Hitchcock. (In a manly way you understand. His work anyway.)

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Posted: 19 Jan 12 15:06

Sorry Skoob - a bit past Frenzy, except when Juanita's involved. But never past the delectable Viv. She inspired Pinter's 'Betrayal' don't yer know (for those who like lurid threesome tales involving the thinking man's crumpet..

Viv previously shocked suburbia when her virtuous Lily Clamacraft hopped into the sack with Alfie..

Ah, but this is a Hitchcock thread..

Seen Rebecca a few dozen times..

Will that do?






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Posted: 19 Jan 12 15:28
Love Hitchcock I do.

Some of me favouritist films.

Psycho, The Birds, Rope, Vertigo...love 'em all.

I must admit one of my personal faves is Rear Window. Love the story, the suspense, the pacing, everything! Well, that and it's got the astoundingly beautiful Grace Kelly in it too.

Never seen Frenzy though, so I will search it out and come back to you...

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Posted: 19 Jan 12 15:30
I suppose it'll have to. But only for now.

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Posted: 19 Jan 12 20:08
Great film maker was Mr Hitchcock, I cant remeber if I have seen Frenzy, but I have been in one a few times.

Hows the Guvnor mate? Hope she is well enough to make a winter coat for the Snow Leopard.


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Posted: 19 Jan 12 20:10
On the phone mate.

Giving it large.

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Posted: 20 Jan 12 00:36
I remember the film Frenzy - Barry Foster took the part of the serial killer. It's been on TV a few times over the years. Haven't seen the thriller you mention though.

Seeing Frenzy being mentioned here got me to look around You Tube for videos about Hitchcock. Found an interesting black and white interview with him called 'Huw Wheldon meets Alfred Hitchcock' - it's in two parts. (I don't know the way to put a direct link to it here). It's an interesting interview with the great man himself from years ago. Well worth a visit.

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Posted: 20 Jan 12 00:51
It was always fun looking out for his cameo appearances that he put in many of his films. Shows he didn't take himself seriously. When I used to go see Hitchcock films it was a double treat because the first film was generally an Edgar Lustgarten true crime film. If you see them these days they are redolent of the fifties and early sixties, women smoking and with blonde beehives.

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Posted: 20 Jan 12 01:06 - Edited By: Skoob1999, 20 Jan 12 01:07
North By North West, Rear Window, Psycho, and one about a lifeboat. Classic stuff. I think Olivia De Havilland or somebody was in the Lifeboat one. Sid the stagehand must have won an Oscar for chucking buckets of water over a studio set. Not to mention the blokes rocking the boat.

As for birds...I've said here before that I had a seagull which used to attack me as I returned home from the nightshift. In Hastings. It's all well and good fending the fuckers off - but then they puke on you. Horrible things. The wife used to feed them. Maybe she was trying to tell me something...

My kingdom for a shotgun...

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Posted: 20 Jan 12 08:18 - Edited By: Lynton, 20 Jan 12 08:20
A shotgun disguised as an umbrella would be best I think. It's not for nothing they call the 'Shitehawks'. Bastards used to nest outside my window in Aberdeen. Bloody racket, just like there's always one couple in the road who you can hear shouting everything they say or having rows in seagull world they're all at it. Chavs and Pikeys of the bird world.

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Posted: 20 Jan 12 15:49
I had that trouble Lynton, birds screeching outside my window, the wife told them to fek off, so they packed up thier tents and moved on.



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Posted: 20 Jan 12 16:06
was he gay or was that Anthony Perkins?

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Posted: 21 Jan 12 12:14
I've seen Frengi in Star Trek I think?

Not as good as Mr Hitchcock's original gem though.

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