I conceived that scene in terms of the participants’ desire not to interrupt the romantic moment. It was essential not to break up the mood, the dramatic atmosphere. Had they broken apart, all the emotion would have been dissipated. And, of course, they had to be in action; they had to go over to the phone that was ringing and keep on embracing throughout the whole call, and I also felt that the public, represented by the camera, was the third party to this embrace. The public was being given the great privilege of embracing Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman together. It was a kind of temporary ménage à trois. – Alfred Hitchcock

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Just finished watching Spellbound for the first time.

Had NO clue that it was a Hitchcock film. I love Hitchcock!

Honest enough, the only reason I really wanted to watch it was because of Gregory Peck (who I think has the sexiest voice ever heard on this side of Heaven). And it seemed interesting… especially those gifs I reblogged a couple of days ago. They were… surreal…

TURNS OUT that none other than THE Salvador Dalí, one of my favorite artists and personalities, designed the dream scene in Spellbound. Who knew!?

So… this movie officially goes into the “I absolutely love love love it” category. Though honestly, it could’ve been done a smidge better in my opinion. Not my favorite of his (‘his’ being Hitchcock).

My favorite Hitchcock movie thus far is still Shadow of a Doubt.


250 Favorite Classic Films in no particular order
Spellbound (1945)
I think the greatest harm done the human race has been done by the poets. They keep filling people’s heads with delusions about love… writing about it as if it were a symphony orchestra or a flight of angels. People read about love as one thing and experience it as another. They expect kisses to be like lyrical poems and embraces to be like Shakespearean dramas.

I have to see this movie. Gregory Peck is soooo fine!

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