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"Minnie The Moocher" (1932) - Max Fleischer
"It Happened One Night" (1934)

Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman on the set of ‘Spellbound’, 1945

Artist: The Saint
Track: Wanted, A Husband
Album: 501029

"I don’t want to film a ‘slice of life’ because people can get that at home, in the street, or even in front of the movie theater. They don’t have to pay money to see a slice of life. And I avoid out-and-out fantasy because people should be able to identify with the characters. Making a film means, first of all, to tell a story. That story can be an improbable one, but it should never be banal. It must be dramatic and human. What is drama, after all, but life with the dull bits cut out. The next factor is the technique of film-making, and in this connection I am against virtuosity for its own sake. Technique should enrich the action. One doesn’t set the camera at a certain angle just because the cameraman happens to be enthusiastic about that spot. The only thing that matters is whether the installation of the camera at a given angle is going to give the scene its maximum impact. The beauty of the image and movement, the rhythm and the effects—everything must be subordinate to the purpose."
Alfred HitchcockAugust 13, 1899 — April 29, 1980

Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock - (August 13th, 1899 - April 29th, 1980)
“Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.”
    Her life speaks for itself, She lived a wonderful life, a magical life.

"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that."

R.I.P. Lauren Bacall [September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014]
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