The Guest teaser trailer!!
Alfred Hitchcock (foreground left) relays instructions to Joel McCrea (top) on the windmill set of ‘Foreign Correspondent.’ Cinematographer Rudolph Maté stands on the platform at right. Photo courtesy of the brilliant A Certain Cinema. The Criterion Collection’s Blu-ray+DVD of ‘Foreign Correspondent’ is a must-have on your shelf.
In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock made his official transition from the British film industry to Hollywood. And it was quite a year: his first two American movies, ‘Rebecca’ and ‘Foreign Correspondent,’ were both nominated for the best picture Oscar. Though ‘Rebecca’ prevailed, ‘Foreign Correspondent’ is the more quintessential Hitch film. A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war, it’s wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces, including an ocean plane crash climax with astonishing special effects. ‘Foreign Correspondent’ deserves to be mentioned alongside ‘The 39 Steps’ and ‘North by Northwest’ as one of the master’s greatest adventures.
I had a test pilot go out off Santa Monica. And dive with a camera on the front of the plane toward the ocean. Pull out at the last moment. —Alfred Hitchcock
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From the movie Blade Runner. It features custom amber grips, dual triggers, and futuristic illuminating LEDs (four red and two green) that can be activated by a small switch mounted beneath the barrel.
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