Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Foreign Correspondent Mongol

[From Foreign Correspondent (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1940. Click for larger views.]

Stebbins (Robert Benchley) is a do-nothing foreign correspondent. By the end of the film, he’s reduced to taking dictation. But at least he has a good pencil to work with. Yes, that’s a Mongol.

And if you’re skeptical, I’ll quote my wife Elaine Fine: “The important thing is that we know it’s a Mongol.” The ferrule gives it away.

Foreign Correspondent is available from the Criterion Collection, beautifully restored. The second of these screenshots though comes from YouTube: my library’s DVD is already damaged, and VLC won’t play the entire film.

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All OCA Mongol posts (Pinboard)

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