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May 13, 2012

Coffee Break

Sebastian Schipper and Sophie Rois in 3 (Tom Tykwer - 2010)

The name of Alfred Hitchcock will mean something to even the most casual of cinephiles. The opinions, and the films loved or loathed may be different. Today marks the beginning of the third For the Love of Film Blogathon. The goal is to raise funds for an internet streaming of a 1924 silent movie titled The White Shadow, along with funds to pay for a soundtrack. The movie was directed by Graham Cutts. But much of the other production work including the screenplay, editing and production design were by a tubby young punk who thought he could make movies better than anyone else.

Check in today and the rest of this week with the three respective hosts: Marilyn Ferdinand, Farran Smith Nehme and Rod Heath, at their blogs, to read the various postings about Alfred Hitchcock, film preservation, silent cinema, and any other related pieces. Today's home page for the blogathon will be at Ferdy on Film. I'll be writing about three Asian films that in show Hitchcock's influence in three very different ways. Most importantly, please contribute to making The White Shadow visible for other lovers of film.

Posted by Peter Nellhaus at May 13, 2012 08:05 AM


Peter: What a nice surprise to see Hitch making a cameo in someone else's movie.

Posted by: Joe Thompson at May 13, 2012 12:42 PM

Thanks for coming by, Joe.

Posted by: Peter Nellhaus at May 13, 2012 02:56 PM