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Friday, February 13, 2009

Rushmore

Fabulous new discovery: the Internet Movie Car Database. Par example: it lists all of the cars in North by Northwest including Eve's with the famous slanted headlights. Remember? Remeber when Eve (Eva Marie Saint) fired blanks into Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) in the Mount Rushmore cafeteria? She drives her white 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III convertible through a Freudian birch tree forest for a final farewell with Roger because the spies she is counter-spying on are going to fly in a small plane to the "other side" (some pre-glasnost Eastern European country) from South Dakota. "Why Leonard, I think you're jealous." Remember this trick if you're ever trapped upstairs in a pseudo Frank Lloyd Wright House. Have a matchbook handy. Write a message on it with a tiny, expensive pen and toss it over the interior balcony onto the high-shag carpet below. Leonard, being fastidious, will pick up the book off the carpet and drop it on the coffee table in front of Eva Marie Saint. James Mason will bite his fist.

4 comments:

AF STURT said...

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LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Great discovery! Driving times from Mount Rushmore to Winnipeg in a Mark III -- about 45 minutes compared a two hour flight on Horizon. Glad to see your blog has finally caught on in Brazil. Brasilia, as I am sure you know, was built by troubled Norwegian youths paid $.52 a day.

Salty Miss Jill said...

Eva Marie Saint, she was FIERCE in 'North by Northwest'.
And Cary Grant...they sure don't make men like they used to. swoon.

Bryce Digdug said...

Salty -

Yes, Eva Marie Saint was fierce. The dress she wore at the Ambassador East was stunning. Hitchcock did the room in grays with Eve's dress gray with red roses.