It feels like the biggest jump cut ever.

In this…


Here’s a stand you can take while sitting down.

Artwork by Joel Gunz

27,000.

That’s how many trees are sacrificed to mankind’s bungholes — every day. And America’s the biggest consumer by far. Our TP consumption is literally wiping out the world’s forests. That was a poo pun. There will be more. Many more.

If you live in America, you might think that a wad of Angel Soft is the best, the cleanest, the only right way to battle the cling-ons…


Here’s a stand you can take while sitting down.

(Artwork by Joel Gunz)

27,000.

That’s how many trees are sacrificed to mankind’s bungholes — every day. And America’s the biggest consumer by far. Our TP consumption is literally wiping out the world’s forests. That was a poo pun. There will be more. Many more.

If you live in America, you might think that a wad of Angel Soft is the best, the cleanest, the only right way to battle the cling-ons…



Scratch beneath the nitrate gloss of any given Alfred Hitchcock movie, and you’ll find it’s flabbergastingly erudite.


But to get there and see the connection, let’s back up a bit. Often dismissed as Hitchcock’s greatest puff piece, To Catch a Thief is all about the chase. Everyone in this movie is either pursuing someone, or they’re being pursued: Grace Kelly chases flirtatiously after Cary Grant, who’s chasing down…


Car chases? Pshhhh, Hitch did it first — and usually did it better. Watch the video and see why.

Justin Lin’s Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is a coming of age story. When hot-rodding neo-greaser teen Sean Boswell (Lucas Black), puts himself on the wrong side of both the law and the snooty socs in his high school, he gets shipped off to live with his absentee father in Japan.

Soon enough…


Young Hitchcock’s view, as it were, of a German Zeppelin dropping bombs over London, June, 1915.

“A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.”


The Old Lion seemed to respect the Young Turk. And considering that Hitch’s office bungalow was right there on the lot next door to Edith Head’s, they should have met…


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“Alfred Hitchcock very much lived an artist’s life, and the boundaries between his daily life and art were very much blurred. He ate, drank and slept filmmaking. That’s why he amassed this art collection, and I think it was part of a larger strategy to become his films; so that in the writing and producing of them, they would come from a deep, personal space.”

That’s what I said to Ferren Gipson recently in an interview for her Art Matters podcast. We discussed Hitchcock’s deep connection to modern art, and how influences from his favorite creators — guys like…

Joel Gunz

Writer, filmmaker and Alfred Hitchcock geek. https://www.patreon.com/AlfredHitchcockGeek

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