Friday, January 05, 2007

Breakfast at the Smith Home


...Hitchcock gingerly made use of the relative freedom RKO accorded established directors by doing retakes during production – something he had not been permitted to do on Rebecca until Selznick had decided what was needed in post production. One such inspiration, shot the day after he had filmed a conventional close-up of Lombard looking lovingly at Robert Montgomery over breakfast, is the image he substituted of their feet under the table, with Lombard’s toes inserted comfortably into Montgomery’s trouser cuffs...

From the book Hitchcock at Work by Bill Krohn

2 comments:

stellypippin said...

I've always liked that shot - really shows off how in love they are :)

Carrie said...

Think Hitch & Alma did that? ;0P Hence the "inspiration"?