Tag Archives: Alfred Hitchcock

Traveling to the Bates Motel (in Canada) (on T.V.)

Wednesday Matinee

By Jane Boursaw

Destination: Aldergrove, British Columbia

Bates Motel
Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga of A&E’s Bates Motel

He’s baaaaccckkkk… Norman Bates has returned to our lives, and this time, in a TV series calledBates Motel that premiered on A&E Monday, March 18, 2013. Continue reading Traveling to the Bates Motel (in Canada) (on T.V.)

Morte dans Paris Left Bank

Paris Left Bank
Paris

 

Destination: Paris

Book: Murder in the Latin Quarter(2009) by Cara Black

You can win this book by leaving a comment below (see end of post).

I often think of Alfred Hitchcok and the MacGuffin when I read a mystery.  To Hitchcok, the core of a mystery was the MacGuffin, a physical object that eludes the key characters and drives their frantic actions. “The papers”, “the key”, “the gun”, even the Holy Grail might be the MacGuffin. Once found, the characters believe the MacGuffin will answer all questions–in other words–solve the mystery–but it may be a false lead. Continue reading Morte dans Paris Left Bank