This may not be the final version of this, ideally I'd like one with a shopping cart coming up behind him. I'm planning a month or so of Hitchcock on the other blog after the conclusion of Hamlet. And of course I need to do one other famous scene from this classic film.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tiny Men and Scary Women
"North by Northwest" (suggested as source material by Matt Dawson ) comes from the line in Hamlet in which he explains that he is only mad when the wind is "North Northwest". So what is up with the tiny men in the late fifties? First we had The Incredible Shrinking Man in 1957, followed by The Attack of the Fifty-foot Woman in 1958 - did the Sixties throw a long shadow into the past, causing anxiety about the coming of the women's liberation movement? North by Northwest was released in 1959, and Cary Grant's character is first mocked by his mother and then expertly manipulated by the character played by Eva Marie Saint.