Alfred Hitchcock was a complicated and brilliant director with a unique sense of humor. Something that he loved doing was making cameos in his films. Here is a small collection of just a few of his uncredited appearances.
Empire Magazine discusses the gay subtext of 'Captain America: The Winter Solider."
- Chris Hewitt: Another core relationship in the film is Captain America and the Falcon.
- Helen O'Hara: Do you know what, I may have said this in the main podcast but honestly every beat of their relationship is exactly like a romance. Seriously. They got to ‘meet cute’ running along, then they bond over some spurious shared history, and then it’s all like ‘Oh I’m in real trouble & I just turned up at your door because you’re the one person I could think to go to for help”. And he’s all like “Sure use my shower.” I mean, come on people! And I think it works well using that kind of shorthand to create a kind of a friendship quite quickly. But honestly they are the ‘couple’ in the film.
- Chris: It’s interesting though, he spends the entire movie turning down exhortations from Natasha to ask women out, the ENTIRE movie.
- Helen: Hey it would be a great political statement if Captain America’s gay.
- Chris: “What about such-and-such from statistics?” “No, I’m not interested.” “What about such-and-such? What about your next door neighbour who’s really really hot?”
- Ali Plumb: “What about this one-armed cyborg man who you have history with..?”
- Chris: “…with the dreamy eyes and long hair.”
- Helen: He was looking dreamy it has to be said.
- http: //www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=40685
The weapons store featured in the film was never a part of the Monroeville Mall. George A. Romero shot those scenes in a gun shop in downtown Pittsburgh and edited the footage in to make it look like it was a shop in the mall.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
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DECADES OF HORROR - “descent into madness; the silent of era of the 1920’s”The Golem | 1920
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari | 1920
The Phantom Carriage | 1921
Nosferatu | 1922
Häxan | 1922
The Hunchback of Notre Dame | 1923
The Phantom of the Opera | 1925
Faust | 1926
The Cat and the Canary | 1927
The Man Who Laughs | 1928
"I didn’t start making films until I was 34. But that wasted youth was probably the most valuable asset for what I’m doing now. You see the world, you end up in jail three or four times, you accumulate experience. And it gives you something to say. If you don’t have anything to say then you shouldn’t be making films. It’s nothing to do with what lens you’re using."
Still from In the Mood for Love (2000, dir. Wong Kar-wai) Cinematography by Christopher Doyle
Happy Birthday Anders Ek! Born today April 7th 1916 (died November 17th 1979)
Gycklarnas afton (AKA Sawdust And Tinsel) - Ingmar Bergman - 1953
Anders Ek here in probably his most memorable film role as Frost the clown in Bergman’s Sawdust and Tinsel. He only appeared in four of Bergman’s films (Sawdust and Tinsel, The Seventh Seal, The Rite and Cries and Whispers), and only sixteen films in total, but had a long working relationship with Bergman in many of his theatrical productions from the 1940s to the 1970s in Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm.