I’d say that “The Eyes of Hitchcock” from video essayist kogonada is right in time for Halloween season, but let’s be real, here, Hitchcock season is all year round. My best friend in high school indoctrinated me on Hitchcock, and this video illustrates beautifully why he’s possibly the greatest director of all time. By today’s standards there’s not much that’s shocking or scary-in-the-surprising-way about Hitchcock’s films, but there’s something supremely off-setting about John Ferguson’s obsessions in Vertigo, for example, that no other director could have captured so well. Well, enjoy, and perhaps it’s about time I got around to watching Rebecca, eh? [Juxtapoz]
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We’ve been wondering what Scarlett Johansson’s been up to. Apparently it’s starring as Janet Leigh in the new Hitchcock bio-pic, titled, well, “Hitchcock.” Do you think she’s pulling it off?
I hated Barbie as a fat kid, for obvious reasons. She was super skinny, had cooler clothes than me, hung out with yuppies, and her make-up looked like my evil babysitter’s. Back in the day, Barbie seemed like the suburban spawn of Satan in her perfect little princess castle. But now that I’m an adult, I finally want one! Sure, she’s still thin, but at least this Barbie is a little twisted. Mattel has announced plans to release a doll based on the Hitchcock horror flick The Birds. Set to hit shelves in October, this Barbie is dressed in a pea-green, ’60s suit with attacking seagulls attached, carrying a matching handbag (of course). How cool, dark, and un-Barbie-like! Take that Bratz, Barbie’s back….and ready to fight for her life. [Nerd Approved]
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