The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link up at Freda’s site

Today’s sentence comes from It’s Only a Movie: Alfred Hitchcock – A Personal Biography by Charlotte Chandler. Here Hitchcock reminisces about the time his team became broke while shooting for The Pleasure Garden in Germany. Alma was his wife.

“Until a check arrived from London, we were dependent on the hospitality of our German friends, who saw to it that we lost no weight, unfortunately. Looking back at some snaps Alma took of me at that time, a bit of hunger might have done me some good.”

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10 comments

    1. Welcome!

      I wouldn’t say he was shallow. It’s just that he had always been that fat kid or that fat guy. That shook his confidence in himself. It took him ages before he finally got enough courage to ask out his wife Alma as he was sure she was going to turn him down because of his weight. He was bound to be a little sensitive abut his weight issue. Going on diets seemed to be his favourite pastime.

    1. You’re welcome! This is a good memoir. Nothing really scandalous or non-flattering is said about Hitchcock but it does provide very thorough details of his work, which is what I really wanted from this memoir.

    1. Like I said in my previous comment, Hitchcock’s movies are dark but they always have an undercurrent of humour. He definitely had a sense of humour but most of the time it was bizzare and often kind of scary.

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