Author: Bob J

Bob J’s – Psycho (1960) Part 2

The first screenplay draft for Psycho, written by one of Hitchcock’s television writers, was deemed by the director to be too dull, but a second draft by Joseph Stefano excited Hitchcock. Stefano’s take on the story...

Bob J’s – Psycho (1960) Pt 1

Along with Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane (1941), Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is probably the most familiar motion picture in the history of cinema. It has generated countless books, articles, treatises, lectures, university...

Bob J’s – Escape from New York (1981)

An evocative, pulsating synthesiser soundtrack accompanies the opening credits.   A voiceover (provided by an uncredited Jamie Lee Curtis) states “In 1988, the crime rate in the United States rises four hundred percent. The once...

Bob J’s – Bullitt (1968)

In August 1967, actor Steve McQueen became a bona fide businessman by forming his own film company, Solar Productions. His executive producer, Robert Relyea, suggested – for their first independent production under the Solar...

Bob J’s – The Third Man (1949)

In the immediate aftermath of WWII, Austria, much like the Allied occupation of Germany, was divided into four zones, each administered by one of the four powers: the United States, Soviet Union, United Kingdom and France. The...

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