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The Hitchcock Minute Podcast
27 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Minute 137: THE END
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Josh Neufeld and Dean Haspiel from Scene by Scene with Josh & Dean Roger pulls Eve up to the upper berth of the Southern Pacific Coast Daylight sleeping car. “Oh, Roger, this is silly!” says Eve. “I know,” says Roger, “but I’m sentimental.” He kisses her. The scene shifts to two Southern Pacific E9 locomotives pulling the Coast Daylight train into a tunnel. TITLE: THE END TITLE: NORTH BY NORTHWESTTITLE: (MGM Logo) Fade to back.
31 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
Minute 136: Come Along, Mrs. Thornhill
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Josh Neufeld and Dean Haspiel from Scene by Scene with Josh & Dean Roger is clinging to the rock face with one hand, and hanging onto Eve’s hand with the other hand. He starts losing his grip and calls out to Leonard. “Help!” he yells. “Help me!” Leonard, holding the pumpkin, edges closer. He puts his shoe on top of Roger’s hand and presses down. Roger grimaces. Eve watches helplessly. Suddenly, a shot rings out. Leonard leans to one side, then falls off the cliff, dropping the pumpkin. The pumpkin smashes open, revealing a roll of film. Above Teddy Roosevelt’s head, The Professor stands with a Sheriff and his deputies. Vandamm is in custody. “Thank you, Sergeant,” says The Professor. “That wasn’t very sporting,” remarks Vandamm. “Using real bullets.” Meanwhile, Roger is on the ledge now, and is urging Eve to hang on. “Here, reach – now!” says Thornhill. “I’m trying!” says Eve. “Come on, I’ve got you!” says Roger. “Up!” “I can’t make it!” says Eve. “Yes, you can!” replies Thornhill. “Come on.” “Liar!” says Eve. “Come along – ” says Roger, “Mrs. Thornhill.”Roger says this last line from a sleeping berth in a passenger train.
30 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Minute 135: [Screams]
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Josh Neufeld and Dean Haspiel from Scene by Scene with Josh & Dean Roger and Eve are inching along the side of George Washington’s head, when suddenly Valerian leaps down on Roger. They tumble down the hillside. Valerian pulls out a knife to stab Roger. Roger twists Valerian’s arm away and gives him a shove with both hands. Valerian falls off the precipe down to the Visitors’ Center. Meanwhile, Eve screams. Leonard has approached her and wrestled the pumpkin away from her. Eve falls down the side of the cliff, and is clinging by her fingertips to the rock wall. Roger scurries down the side of the cliff to grab her hand. He connects with her just as Eve’s foot slips. She has no purchase on the rocks with her feet, as her legs dangle over the immense drop.
33 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
Minute 134: The Man on Washington’s Nose
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Josh Neufeld and Dean Haspiel from Scene by Scene with Josh & Dean Roger and Eve clamber down the side of George Washington’s enormous head. They look over at Lincoln and Roosevelt’s faces. Then, they look over at Washington’s chin. Straight down is a sheer drop, definitely not an escape path. The best way down seems to be over toward Lincoln. As they head toward Lincoln’s head, they spot Leonard approaching. Roger points him out to Eve, using the pumpkin as a pointer. Eve and Roger turn around to see if they can make it around the other side of Washington, instead. Leonard scrambles underneath Lincoln, trying to get to where Roger and Eve are. Roger and Eve make it past Washington’s chin, just as Leonard reaches Thomas Jefferson’s face. Roger and Eve slide underneath Washington’s chin. Eve is shoeless, making her climbing more difficult. They make their way to Washington’s right shoulder, just as Leonard reaches the left side of Washington’s head.
30 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Minute 133: You All Right?
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Josh Neufeld and Dean Haspiel from Scene by Scene with Josh & Dean Eve falls down the side of Jefferson’s head, and injures her elbow. Roger climbs down next to her. “You all right?” he asks. Meanwhile, Valerian is climbing down the right side of Washington’s head, meaning that they’re on opposite sides of Washington’s head. “All right, all right, okay,” says Roger. He hugs Eve. “Okay, come on. Come on. Come on. Come on” he repeats, trying to get her to keep moving. Valerian and Roger and Eve both inch down either side of Washington’s head. Meanwhile, Leonard is hanging off the side of Lincoln’s head. He loses his gun, and then falls to a flat outcropping. He continues to try and descend. Roger and Eve are also descending down the side of Washington’s head.
43 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
Minute 132: Let’s Go Back to New York on the Train Together
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Josh Neufeld and Dean Haspiel from Scene by Scene with Josh & Dean Valerian has a flashlight, and searches for Eve and Roger on top of Washington’s head. Meanwhile, Eve and Roger climb down the side of Jefferson’s face. Valerian descends on the right side of Washington. Leonard climbs down the left side of Lincoln’s head. “Well, if we ever get out of this alive,” says Roger, “let’s go back to New York on the train together. Alright?” “Is that a proposition?” asks Eve. “That’s a proposal, sweetie,” replies Roger. “What happened to the first two marriages?” asks Eve. “Oh, my wives divorced me,” explains Roger. “Why?” asks Eve. “Oh, I think they said I led too dull a life,” says Roger. He looks down the rocky cliff. “Well, come on,” he says. Suddenly, the high heel on Eve’s shoe breaks. Eve loses her grip. Screaming, she tears the back pockets off Roger’s pants as she falls. She comes to a stop to the level of Jefferson’s chin.
32 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
Minute 131: We’re on Top of the Monument
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Josh Neufeld and Dean Haspiel from Scene by Scene with Josh & Dean Eve’s jacket is caught on a tree branch. Leonard and Valerian are in pursuit, carrying flashlights. Roger frees Eve from her jacket, and they continue running through the forest. A pile of boulders, and four head-shaped protusions stand out in a clearing. “This is no good,” says Roger. “We’re on top of the monument!” They look back in the forest, and see the two men with their flashlights approaching. Roger and Eve run toward the monument. They find themselves standing on Washington’s head. “What do we do?” asks Eve. “Climb down,” says Roger. “We can’t!” says Eve. “Here they come,” says Roger, “we have no choice.” Eve and Roger start to make their way down the gap between Jefferson and Washington. Roger holds the pumpkin, Eve carries her handbag. As they climb down the side of Jefferson, they look down. It’s a long way to the bottom of Mount Rushmore. Valerian and Leonard run to the left and right edges of the top of the monument.
16 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Minute 130: You’ve Got the Pumpkin
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Curtis Bloes and Jason Hummel from the Better Off Dead Minute Vandamm, Valerian, Leonard, and Eve are standing next to the plane. Vandamm is holding Eve tightly by the arm. “I’ve reassured his wife,” says Vandamm. “That’s about all I know.” Vandamm leads Eve to the aircraft door. Suddenly shots ring out from the house. Roger is seen running out the front door, into Valerian’s car. The men by the plane are shocked. Eve grabs the statue from Vandamm, and runs toward the car Roger is driving. “Get that figure back from her!” says Vandamm to Leonard and Valerian. The henchman are too late, though. Eve gets in the car with Roger and they drive away from the house. “The housekeeper had be pinned down for five minutes before I realized it was that same silly gun of yours,” says Roger. “I see you’ve got the pumpkin.” “Yes,” says Eve. They approach the front gate of the property. There’s a chain across the gate. Roger doesn’t see a way to unlock the chain. Eve points at the two henchmen pursuing them. Eve and Roger run into the forest.
23 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Minute 129: Wondering about My Earrings
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Curtis Bloes and Jason Hummel from the Better Off Dead MinuteHousekeeper Anna keeps her gun trained on Roger, who’s standing on the stairway. “Sit down,” says Anna. Roger sits. “As soon as the plane leaves, my husband and Mister Leonard will be back.”Outside, Eve, Vandamm, and Leonard head down the driveway. In the distance, the plane lands on the airstrip. Eve looks back at the house. She slows and looks back again. “What is it?” asks Vandamm. “I was wondering about my earrings,” says Eve. “Oh, they’ll turn up,” says Vandamm. They arrive at the aircraft. The door to the passenger compartment is open. “When you return to New York,” says Vandamm to Leonard, “Say goodbye to my sister for me, and thank her for a superb performance as Mrs. Townsend.”“I’ll do that,” says Leonard. “And tell your knife-throwing-” begins Vandamm.
16 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Minute 128: Stay Where You Are
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Curtis Bloes and Jason Hummel from the Better Off Dead MinuteRoger hovers near the top of the staircase as the housekeeper, Anna, says goodbye to the traveling party. They leave. The distant sound of an airplane grows louder. Anna walks into the living room and picks up two champagne glasses. As she walks past the television set, she sees Roger’s reflection in the screen. She puts the glasses down on the bar, and walks into another room.Roger tiptoes down the stairway, only to be met by Anna – – Anna, who has a pistol.“Stay where you are!” orders Anna. She walks toward the stairway.
23 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Minute 127: Don’t Get on That Plane
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Curtis Bloes and Jason Hummel from the Better Off Dead MinuteVandamm and Leonard watch Eve head upstairs. Eve walks into her bedroom and turns on the light. Roger is there. “Darling,” says Roger, “We can get out through the window. There’s a car downstairs.” “What are you doing here, Roger?” says Eve. “You’ll ruin everything!”“Now, listen to me,” says Roger. “They know all about the fake shooting. They’re going to do away with you!”“What are you talking about?” asks Eve.“Leonard found the gun with the blanks in it in your luggage,” explains Roger. “And the figure they got at the auction last night is filled with microfilm!”“That’s how he’s been getting it!” says Eve. “Miss Kendall?” calls Leonard, from the hallway. Eve turns to leave. “Whatever you do, don’t get on that plane!” whispers Roger. Eve closes the bedroom door and heads downstairs with Leonard. “Don’t worry, Anna,” says Vandamm to the housekeeper. “Arrangements have been made. You and your husband will be over the Canadian border by tomorrow morning.” “Thank you very much, sir,” says Anna. “Be careful,” says Vandamm.“We will, sir!” says Anna. “And God bless you!”Vandamm, holding the statue, walks over to Eve, who is putting on an orange wrap. Roger watches from the top of the stairs.
18 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
Minute 126: A Long, Slow Descent
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Curtis Bloes and Jason Hummel from the Better Off Dead MinuteRoger’s matchbook toss went wild, and landed at Eve’s feet. From the balcony, Roger watches Leonard walk toward Eve. “It would please me if you would think of me being along on this journey,” says Leonard. “If only in spirit.”“I shall, Leonard,” says Eve. Leonard notices the matchbook on the floor. Roger tenses up as Leonard reaches to pick up the matchbook. Without examining it, Leonard places the matchbook in the nearby ashtray on the coffee table and walks away, toward the window, where Vandamm is watching the plane land. “He’s heading pretty far out on the north leg,” says Leonard. “And awfully high. Well, I – I guess he’s going to play it safe with a long, slow descent. Couldn’t ask for a better night than this. Ceiling and possibilities unlimited.”Eve notices the matchbook. She looks around to see if Roger is near. She opens the matchbook, reads the notes, and quickly shuts it. “Ahh, there he goes,” says Leonard. “Starting his turn. Well, we’d better get moving. He should have his wheels on the ground inside of three minutes.”“Come along, Eve,” says Vandamm. “Alright, ” replies Eve. She touches her ear. “Oh, I think I left my earrings upstairs. I’ll be right down.” She races up the stairs.
25 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Minute 125: To You, My Dear
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Curtis Bloes and Jason Hummel from the Better Off Dead MinuteRoger sneaks out of Eve’s room, and looks down on the living room from the balcony. Vandamm brings two champagne glasses over to Eve. There’s a distant noise of a plane.“Thank you,” says Eve, as Vandamm hands her a glass of champagne. “To you my dear,” toasts Vandamm, “and all the lovely moments we’ve had together.”Their glasses clink.“Thank you,” says Eve. Leonard looks out the window. “There he is,” says Leonard. Vandamm looks out the window and then at Leonard. “Jump in, Leonard!” says Vandamm. “The champagne’s fine.”“There isn’t time,” says Leonard.“You always were a spoilsport, weren’t you?” asks Vandamm.“One of my most valuable attributes, as it now tunrs out,” says Leonard.Roger tosses the matchbook with the note in it at Eve, but it lands on the floor in front of her.
19 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Minute 124: They’re On To You
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Curtis Bloes and Jason Hummel from the Better Off Dead MinuteRoger climbs onto the bedroom balcony. He opens the balcony door and steps into the darkened bedroom.Opening the bedroom door, he hears Vandamm talking to Eve. “How about a little champagne, before we go?” asks Vandamm. “I’d love it!” says Eve.“It may not be cold enough,” says Vandamm.“Over the rocks will be alright,” says Eve.“Are you sure?” ask Vandamm.“Mm-hmm,” says Eve. Roger notices he has blood on his hand. He takes out one of his monogrammed R.O.T. handkerchiefs and wipes himself off. Getting a sudden idea, he reaches into his pocket and digs out a pencil and his R.O.T. matchbook. Roger writes “They’re on to you – I’m in your room” on the inside of the matchbook cover.
19 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Minute 123: From a Great Height, Over Water
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Curtis Bloes and Jason Hummel from the Better Off Dead MinuteEve goes back to her bedroom. Leonard walks up close to Vandamm. “You’re not taking her on that place with you?” asks Leonard. “Of course I am,” says Vandamm. “Like our friends, I too believe in neatness, Leonard. This matter is best disposed of at a great height, over water.”Roger climbs down the arch support for the deck. Eve is seen in the bedroom window, packing. Roger tries to scale the wall to the bedroom in time, but he arrives at the bedroom terrace just as Eve closes the door and leaves the bedroom.
24 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
Minute 122: An Old Gestapo Trick
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Curtis Bloes and Jason Hummel from the Better Off Dead MinuteRoger watches as Leonard and Vandamm discuss Eve.“You know what I think?” laughs Vandamm. “I think you’re jealous! No, I mean it, and I’m very touched!”Leonard pulls out his pistol.Vandamm looks at him, shocked. “Leonard?” he says.Leonard fires. Vandamm flinches, but is not wounded. Vandamm is puzzled.“The gun she shot Kaplan with,” says Leonard. “I found it in her luggage. It’s an old Gestapo trick: shoot one of your own people to show that you’re not one of them. They’ve just freshened it up a bit with blank cartridges.”Vandamm changes from shock to anger. He punches Leonard in the face. Leonard falls back on the sofa. Vandamm rubs his sore hand as he contemplates Eve’s treachery. Eve opens her bedroom down and calls downstairs. “What was that noise?” she asks. “Yes,” says Vandamm, recovering his smile. “We wondered what it was too, didn’t we, Leonard?” He turns back to Eve. “Hurry on down, darling. It’s almost time to leave.”“In a moment,” says Eve.
25 minutes | Jun 21, 2020
Minute 121: Call it a Woman’s Intuition
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Curtis Bloes and Jason Hummel from the Better Off Dead Minute Leonard looks out the window, but sees nothing. “It couldn’t have been anything,” says Leonard. Roger is relieved, watching through the window from below the deck level. “You must have had some doubts about her yourself,” says Leonard, quietly hiding a pistol behind him as he sits down to talk with Vandamm. “And still do,” he continues. “Rubbish,” says Vandamm. “Why else would you have decided not to tell her that our little treasure here has a belly full of microfilms?” asks Leonard, as he points to the statue from the auction. “You seem to be trying to fill my mind with rotten apples,” says Vandamm. “Sometimes the truth does taste like a mouthful of worms,” says Leonard. “Truth?” says Vandamm. “I’ve heard nothing but innuendos.” “Call it my woman’s intuition, if you will,” says Leonard. “but I’ve never truested neatness. Neatness is always a result of deliberate planning.” “She shot him in a moment of fear and anger,” says Vandamm. “You were there yourself. You saw it.” “Yes,” says Leonard, quietly picking up the gun behind him. He stands up, keeping the pistol behind his back. “and thereby wrapped everything up into one neat and tidy bundle.” Roger watches the scene with growing apprehension. Leonard continues, “A: she removed any doubts about her, what did you call it? Her ‘devotion’? And B; She gave you a new and urgent reason to be taken over to the other side with you, just in case you decided to change your mind.”
30 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Minute 120: How Terribly Fond You Are
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Jeff Ferry and Chris Derkotch from The Jay and Silent Bob Minute Leonard and Vandamm wait for Eve to go upstairs before continuing their conversation. “In your case, sir,” says Leonard, ‘You’re going to wish you had cut it off sooner.” “Hmm?” says Vandamm, puzzled. “I know how terribly fond you are of Miss Kendall,” says Leonard. “I don’t mind –” the conversation drifts away as the two move to the far side of the house. Roger ducks, seeing lights on upstairs. Eve is packing a bag near a window. Roger takes a coin out of his pocket and tosses it at her window. She glances up, but doesn’t see him. He tosses a second coin at the window. She steps out onto her bedroom deck and looks around. Roger makes a move to wave to her, but he sees Leonard coming back to the living room. He’s heard something outside. Roger ducks under the deck platform. Leonard peers out at the deck, but sees nothing.
25 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Minute 119: A Few Words of Parting
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Jeff Ferry and Chris Derkotch from The Jay and Silent Bob Minute Roger scrambles up the side of the structure supporting Vandamm’s deck. He pokes his head up to the level of the window to listen in. “There’s nothing to worry about,” says Vandamm to Eve. “I just lost my head!” says Eve. “I’m not just saying this to make you feel better,” says Vndamm. “I mean it!” “Well, I just didn’t know what I was doing,” says Eve. “He wanted to destroy you,” says Vandamm. “You had to protect yourself.” “But not endanger you!” replies Eve. “Rubbish!” says Vandamm, his arm on Eve’s shoulder. “Soon, we will be off together, and I shall dedicate myself to your happiness.” He turns to Leonard. “What’s the situation, Leonard?” “About the plane, you mean?” asks Leonard. “Well, of course,” says Vandamm. “What’s the last report?” “Over Whitestone at six thousand, descending,” replies Leonard. Vandamm looks at his watch, “What, ten minutes,hmm?” “At the most,” says Leonard. “And now, uh, I wonder if I might have a few words of parting with you, sir?” “Certainly,” says Vandamm, looking at Eve. “In private?” asks Leonard. “I’ll go up and get my things,” says Eve. Roger watches her leave. “Well, Leonard,” say VanDamm, “how does one say goodbye to one’s right arm?”
25 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Minute 118: Ledges
THIS WEEK’S HOSTS: Jeff Ferry and Chris Derkotch from The Jay and Silent Bob Minute Roger is peering over a stone wall into Vandamm’s house. A 1952 Ford Customline pulls into the carport. Valerian steps out of the car, carrying a newspaper. He heads into the house. The housekeeper opens the door for him. Roger turns around, to peek into Vandamm’s living room. Vandamm is handed the paper by Valerian. Eve stands next to Vandamm. Roger moves closer to the living room, but has to descend the hill to move closer. He searches for footholds to get closer to the window, which is now high over his head. Roger decides to climb the support arch to get nearer to the overhanging deck.
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