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Roger Thornhill is meeting George Kaplan to clear up a little jam he’s in. A bus drops Thornhill off on a lonely stretch of highway. No sign of life. Dry, parched and deserted. A couple of cars blow by throwing dust up into his face. Its quiet and the only sound we hear is a crop duster in the distance.
A car pulls out of a field. A man gets out and stands on the opposite side of the highway. They have a little chat then a bus comes by and the man gets on it and Roger is left alone. He looks up at the plane as it gets closer, so close it swoops down at him. The plane circles and comes at him again only this time it’s firing a machine gun. Roger hits the dirt and gets up as the plane is making another turn. He hot- foots it for a corn field. It just keeps getting worse for Roger.
Hitchcock makes a memorable scene. Sets up the tension and suspense for the audience and Cary Grant. We’re there with Grant who is totally out of place in his suit and tie running for his life. Grant is perfect and creates a great character. Robert Burk’s cinematography really captures the feel of the setting and along with Hitchcock and Grant pull off a great piece of film.
Roger is no James Bond, just a smart ass advertising guy.
Run Roger run!!
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