Friday, October 19, 2012


     A movie about one of the true founders of modern fear, a man who took the most ordinary and turned it into the extraordinary. He made use fear birds, he brought us spy thrillers and, most importantly, he brought us this:

     Every American, both young and old, know this movie. Even those who have never actually seen it know the plot. It's been made fun of in popular culture (South Park, the Simpsons, etc) while also shaping how thriller movies are made with it's highly irregular soundtrack, high shrieking string instruments during action scenes, dead silence during certain suspenseful moments.

     "Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare." Perhaps the pivotal thought for all of those hoping to terrify their would-be audiences such as myself. The reason I bring this up, of course, is not only to highlight one of my favorite creative minds from the twentieth century, but to highlight the movie being made about him.

     I'll be there opening night.

     Won't you?

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