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The Man On Lincoln’s Nose


This was the working title for North by Northwest. This film is a 40-minute documentary about Robert Boyle, who did the art direction for that movie and half a dozen other Hitchcock films, and was the production designer for many more movies. (He’s still alive, and if he makes it to October he will be 100 years old!) Since we’d just seen NxNW I thought it might be interesting, and it was. It is chock full of information about how he cheated the scenes on Mount Rushmore when the park service wouldn’t allow filming there, as well as information on the making of The Birds, Marnie, and many others. Excellent film for cinema buffs to see.