The curtain is kind of cool. Hitchcock liked it. Why not. Great place for getting shot or famous or for bleeding back behind the iron one. The score diegetic as they come. Bernard Herrmann forever human. The gowns hanged in greenroom ligature. Edith Head never dead. Great place for a nail-bomb. A cold one. Watch them watch their watches run out of wick. Obviously this opera sort of sucks you in or off your seat. You see phony fire and roar it too.
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