Week 45: Vermont (The Trouble with Harry)
Quote of Interest:
“Blessed are they who expect nothing, for they shall not be disappointed.”–capt. albert wiles
Three words to describe this film/state: bury, unbury, rebury
- Man Walking Past Sam’s Outdoor Exhibition (uncredited), played by Alfred Hitchcock
Earring Inspo Character: Mrs. Wiggs
Other Notes: Watching The Trouble with Harry was like viewing an old Disney movie, and it probably could have been, dubbed with different lines. It’s been awhile since I’ve either watched or studied Hitchcock, but I remember enough to know that the dead body in this one really had nothing to do with anything. His films are more about the characters and their neuroses. No one seems shocked, scared, or really concerned that there’s a body there on what seems to be the most well-tread rural hill I’ve ever seen–and why is that? It’s been said that this film plays out like a Surrealist dream, with Sam Marlowe’s artist character and his abstract paintings a main movie reference point. I still found it tedious to watch, but that’s been the case for the last half-dozen movies or so, so it may just be me.
State Facts: https://www.factmonster.com/us/states/vermont
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