Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hitchcock's trains of thought






Clickety-clack goes Hitchcock's brain.
Is the vanished lady found?
Should those strangers on a train
beyond a shadow of a doubt be bound
north by northwest?
The train is filled with See men
chase unlucky protagonist
...
"Won't you come into my cabin?"
What's the locomotion of the shot?
Get the story all-aboard.
Get the hero in a real tight spot.
Get the music Herrmann-scored.
A tunnel fast approaches, train on track
to enter in. Clickety-clack.




Alfred Hitchcock is the director of such classics as The Lady Vanishes, Strangers on a Train, Shadow of a Doubt, North by Northwest.

placed in the dVerse ~ Poets Pub: Poetics—Trai_n_n_n_n_n_n_n_n_s