auteur of the day: anti-clockwise (and counter-clockwise)

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 9 15:35:19 UTC 2011

He doesn't. In fact, he goes out of his way to avoid the clock as
Thornhill walks from the payphones to the ticket counter.

On Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 11:19 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

> I don't remember precisely if the clock is shown.  After Thornhill
> flees from the UN building, he attempts to buy a ticket for the 20th
> Century Limited.  The ticket seller stalls him, he becomes
> suspicious, and he walks off while the ticker seller is phoning the
> police.  Given that the scene must have taken place on the main
> concourse (IIR the terminal C), I have to believe Hitchcock would
> have introduced it by showing the iconic clock.
> Joel

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