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> > George Bailey the Spy sounds like it has possibilities. I readthat
> > Jimmy Stewart wanted the lead in "North by Northwest" and Iandid
> > considered Stewart to play James Bond. (Brian Smith suggested he
> > this just to get Hitchcock to take notice. He wanted Hitchcock aswhat
> > director.)
> Stewart was always AH's second choice for Roger. His comments on
> the Bond series ended up being are on view in the underrated TornCary Grant was certainly mooted as a Bond, but wasn't interested.
> Curtain and the mutilated Topaz.
According to Lehman, N by NW was written with both Stewart and Grant
in mind, and at a certain point he said to Hitch "I think we'd better
go for Grant 'cause if Jimmy Stewart has to say this dialogue the
film's gonna be three hours long."
That movie was my parents' first date. I always felt a debt to Hitch
for that, along with a slight grudge against Bergman, whose THE
VIRGIN SPRING is NOT a good date movie, as my folks found out.
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> If Bulgarian soccer players can make communism for a few minutes,us
> that's hopeful! not necessarily a joke.
> If Godard himself says in
> the film that humane people don't start revolutions (which brings
> back to the Straubs/Luxemburg/Vittorini), Godard also includesforce
> Goytisolo's: (PP)what's needed is a revolution with comparable
> in CREATIVITY, etc...("little digital cameras", which Godard isI thought the quote had to do with something like a revolution of
> using too).
> I wish I could read that interview!!!!
creativity -- something explicity non-political. I may misremember.
Perhaps Godard's views are close to Goytiloso's. But I think we'd
encounter the same problems as with the discussion on Yugoslavia.
People would say, yes, of course, Goytiloso is right, it's obvious.
I'd disagree, and it would go nowhere.