Movie Night Monday

The Movie Project

Week 45: Vermont (The Trouble with Harry)

Category: Comedy/Mystery

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

Best ‘Extras’:

  • Man Walking Past Sam’s Outdoor Exhibition (uncredited), played by Alfred Hitchcock

State food/recipe to try: Apple pie with cheddar / Sauteed fiddleheads / Switchel / Sugar on snow / Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

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.

Grade: C

State Facts: https://www.factmonster.com/us/states/vermont

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