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Today Is 'National Alfred Hitchcock Day,' Apparently
Apparently today is "National Alfred Hitchcock Day". Says who? you ask. It's probably the same
bored bloggers desperados who are also responsible for holidays like "National French Bread Day" and "National Pro-Life Cupcake Day." (March 12 is also, I kid you not, "National Baked Scallops Day.")Anyway—Alfred Hitchcock. He made many good movies, and they should be celebrated. He also said, "The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder," a sentiment that I wish more directors took heed of. MoMA's got their list of five Hitchcock films you should watch in honor of this high holy holiday, and they're not wrong in their selection: they've got Spellbound, Notorious, Suspicion, Rebecca, and Blackmail on there; how very MoMA of them to only include minimalist one-word titles.
Personally, and I know this is very MoMA of me, my favorite Hitchcock film is Vertigo:
Oops, wrong video; meant to post this one:
No matter which Hitchcock you choose to cozy up with tonight, go ahead and allow yourself a big old soft pretzel to munch on during the movie, just like he did at the 1960 premiere of Psycho:
Yummy. (Keystone/ Getty Images)
While it's nice to have a day dedicated to raising Hitchcock awareness, remember, "Live every day like it's National Alfred Hitchcock Day."