Sunday, May 13, 2012
You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Strangler
By the light of the silvery screen
The most frightening killings we've seen
It's disturbing how "cool"
Is a murder most cruel,
How delightful the villain obscene.
Laura Elliot and Robert Walker in Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train. Sometimes the audience roots for the killer--and Hitchcock knows it. The title is by small, stark raving David Cairns. Please make a contribution to the National Film Preservation Foundation.