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Spotting Hitch: Where Can You Find Hitchcock’s Famous Cameos in the New Blu-ray Box Set?

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With the November 23 theatrical release of “Hitchcock” and the recent release of Universal’s fantastic Blu-ray box set Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection: Limited Edition, the legendary director is back in the news and experiencing a resurgence of popularity. Not only does the new Blu-ray collection feature tons of excellent bonus material, but the films looks simply stunning and better than they ever have before. In honor of the release, we decided to give you a rundown of just where, in each film, you can find Hitchcock’s famous, albeit brief, cameos. We call it “Spotting Hitch,” but it’s a bit more like a less colorful game of Where’s Waldo?


“Saboteur” (1942) – 01:04:28

Hitchcock can be seen standing in front of the “Cut Rate Drugs” store window as the car pulls up and stops at the store.


“Shadow of a Doubt” (1943) – 00:16:39

Hitchcock can be seen playing cards on the train to Santa Rosa. His back is toward the camera, but you can’t miss his famous profile.


“Rope” (1948) – 00:55:22

Hitchcock’s signature silhouette appears on a red neon sign outside the apartment window. This is the only place you’ll spot Hitch in the master’s first color feature.


“Rear Window” (1954) – 00:26:13

Hitchcock is seen winding the clock through the window of the songwriter’s apartment. Although the audience doesn’t hear him speak, Hitch clearly says something the songwriter during the brief scene.


“The Trouble with Harry” (1955) – 00:22:22

Outside the shop window there’s a man in front of a parked limousine, looking at paintings. Hitchcock can be seen walking past the limousine.


“The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956) – 00:25:20

Hitchcock can be seen watching the acrobats in the marketplace. His hands are in his pockets and his back is to the camera, but there’s no mistaking him.


“Vertigo” (1958) – 00:11:11

Hitchcock can be seen swiftly walking past the Shipbuilding Co. building. He’s wearing a grey suit and carrying a trumpet case.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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