Friday, September 30, 2011

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, Exchanging Captions!

Hot creepers! Where's this week's TotED blog post?

Hey, everybody, instead of a new blog post this week, I did a sort of re-mix of my earlier post of Strangers on a Train for my new readers who haven't read it. More fun, more pictures, more quippy captions, and Fisticam action - Click here to give it a look! Hope you enjoy it! Feel free to leave a comment or two! :-)


  1. Dorian - entertaining piece as always. SoaT is one of my favorite Hitchcock's of which I probably have a half a dozen I could easily name (Rear Window, Psycho, Rebecca, Notorious, Vertigo, The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes) Oops, that more than a half a dozen, though I could go on I will stop. I remember The merry-go-round scene freaking me out when I was a kid, almost as much as the shower scene in "Psycho."

    Not sure why but Bruno Anthony in some ways reminds me of Uncle Charlie in another great Hitchcock film, "Shadow of a Doubt," they're slick, smooth and psychotic.


  2. John, thanks for your praise and for joining in the conversation! I'm delighted that you enjoyed this new-and-improved remix of my SoaT blog post! I'm with you: I could go on and on about my favorite Hitchcock films until the cows come home, and even after that! :-)

    I also agree with you that in certain ways, SoaT's Bruno Anthony and SHADOW OF A DOUBT's Uncle Charlie Oakley are brothers under the skin. Can you imagine those two teaming up for all manner of mayhem? Yikes! :-)

  3. One of my favorite Hitchcock films, which makes it one of my favorite films. Bruno is by far the creepiest, making Uncle Charlie look positively avuncular! Your captions are so funny! Thanks for the (train) ride!

  4. FlickChick, beaucoup thanks indeed for your praise! I'm so happy you enjoyed my captions; those and my hubby Vinnie's "Fisticam" feature were labors of love. I love your comment about Bruno "making Uncle Charlie look positively avuncular"! Thanks again for joining in the conversation!

  5. Hey, fellow STRANGERS ON A TRAIN fans, just wanted to remind you all that you'll have two chances to watch SoaT on TCM:

    1.) TOMORROW! Sunday, October 2nd at 5:00 P.M. EST

    2.) CHRISTMAS WEEK! Thursday, December 22nd at 11:15 A.M. EST

    Mark your calendars and set your DVRs, if applicable! :-)

  6. Somehow I missed this post the first time around, so for me, it was brand new!

    ...and hilarious.

    Also, excellent. But you already knew that. :)

    I haven't seen this film in ages. I must remember to watch it again one of these days.

    Farley Granger always seemed a little odd to me. Like he had a serial killer lurking in his breast longing to express itself.

    Robert Walker should have gotten an Oscar nod. You're perfectly right.

    He was another odd duck.

    Maybe too odd for Hollywood.

    Both of these actors belong to the Zachary Scott Odd Duck School of Hollywood Actors.

    Or ZSODSOHA. HA! (Pronounced: ZodZoha.)

    Odd Duck post coming soon. How's that for a tie-in?

  7. Yvette, I remember us discussing STRANGERS ON A TRAIN many moons ago, most likely over at your own wonderful " so many words" blog, but I'm tickled pink to have you joining the SoaT conversation all official-like! :-) Glad you enjoyed it; beaucoup thanks!

    I think Farley Granger and Robert Walker were both odd ducks in their respective, talented ways, but we of Team B. love them in any case, being odd ducks ourselves! :-)

    Love your "Zachary Scott Odd Duck School of Hollywood Actors"! I'm looking forward to your ZodZoha Odd Duck tie-in!

    By the way, you and our fellow "Brody Bunch" gals may be interested to know that I'm working on a review of Adrien Brody's thriller WRECKED for the next TotED, barring unforeseen circumstances! The fun never ends! :-)

  8. May be it;s just me, but every time I watch this film I hear Daffey Duck singing "The Merry Go Round Broke Down" in the back of my mind. Must be because it's a Warner Bros Film.

  9. Paul 2, glad to have you drop by TotED and say hello! I got a kick out of your mention of "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" -- it might indeed be because SoaT is a Warner Bros. film, at that. As a fan of both Warner Bros. cartoons and Warner Bros. live-action movies, I can certainly relate! :-)

  10. I've always loved Warner Bros, I think it's because as a child I loved the sound of their gun shots. It drives my wife Joann crazy that I can tell what studio a film is from just by the sound of the guns.

  11. By the way, Paul 2, I noticed you have a photo from one of my favorite films, DEAD RECKONING, on your "About Me." Between that and your fondness for all things Warner Bros., clearly you're a gent of excellent taste and breeding! Keep up the great work! :-)

  12. Thanks, Dorian, It's my favorite John Cromwell& Bogart film, and thats saying something. It' a major crime that this film is not as well known some of Bogarts other films,and he and Liz Scott did not make more films together. I'm impressed that you know it.

  13. Paul 2, you're welcome, and by the way, I enjoyed DEAD RECKONING so much, I wrote a blog post about it a while back! :-) If you'd like to read it, here's the link:

  14. Great googly moogly! The 2011 CiMBA Awards nominees have been announced, and my blog post about DOUBLE INDEMNITY has been nominated for Best Film Review (Drama)! Wow! Thanks a million for those who voted for me! Even better, congratulations to all the other awesome bloggers who've been nominated, including friends and fellow bloggers ClassicBecky, Clara from Via Margutta 51, My Love of Old Hollywood, The Lady Eve's Reel Life, and so many, many more! Check out the CiMBA Nominee List over at the Classic Movie Blog Association, and may the best bloggers win -- which means all of us nominees, because we all rock! :-)

  15. Dorian, Congrats, as a winner last year for Trivia Time I know what this means. BTW I read your Dead Blog, good work, and after looking at your profile I see that you like Marshall, and Nick Wow I think this is the start of wonderful friendship

  16. Paul 2, congrats on your own win last year for Trivia Time! I'm so glad you enjoyed my DEAD RECKONING post, too -- thanks! And discovering you're a fan of Marshall Crenshaw and Nick Lowe to boot, I must agree, this is surely the start of a wonderful friendship! Your wife Joann sounds like a swell gal, too! :-)

  17. One of my favorite things about the film, is that Patricia Hitchcock, has a wonderful part playing Barbara Morton, future sister-in-law of Guy Haines (Farley Granger).

  18. Dawn, you're a gal after my own heart! Patricia Hitchcock is a special favorite here at Team Bartilucci H.Q., and we wish she'd gotten a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance in STRANGERS ON A TRAIN!

    If you're interested, I did an interview with her many years ago, and did a blog post about it. Here's the link:

    Thanks for joining the conversation, Dawn! Feel free to drop by TotED anytime!