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The House Alfred Hitchcock and I Had in Common

The manse of the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church in Vermont was the only church-owned home Joan and I ever lived in. Prior to moving to Vermont and later living in Ithaca, NY, we owned our own homes (with the bank’s help, of course). 605 more words

100 years of the modern spy thriller

This year marks the centenary of the publication of The Thirty-Nine Steps, arguably the world’s first modern spy thriller.

When John Buchan wrote the book around the outbreak of the Great War, he set a template not only for today’s espionage novels but for all thrillers alike. 857 more words


Filmwhys #50 Psycho and The Spirit

Episode 50 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Ryan McNeil from The Matinee who asks me why I hadn’t seen Alfred Hitchcock’s first horror film and one of his greatest, Psycho. 157 more words


Psycho #MovieReview

Film 145 in the “1001 Films to See Before You Die” challenge is 1960’s “Psycho”. This horror mystery thriller is based on Robert Bloch’s novel of the same name. 1,464 more words


Vera Miles: Hitchcock Blonde with Brains

Vera Miles was beautiful. Vera Miles was talented. Vera Miles was not to be messed with. The only reason why Vera Miles never became a household name is because the man that intended to make her such, Alfred Hitchcock, demanded her complete loyalty and admiration. 1,075 more words


Birdtopia (Prose Poem)

Over the barren places, the dark flock exploded in a joyful riot – erupting with sound and with motion.  And beneath the flock’s wings, the tired earth burst into flower – into song – into joy! 195 more words