Passion = Truth? How Jeffrey James Francis Ircink Sees The World? I love when people are passionate about something. That surging of emotion is the one honest measure of what truth is. It's a truthful display of how a person really feels about something or someone at that particular moment. That passion IS truth.

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Greendale, Wisconsin, United States
Ex-producer of THE REALLY FUNNY HORNY GOAT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, playwright, actor, singer, outdoorsman, blogger, amateur photog, observer & bitcher, Beach Boys groupie, Brett Favre fanatic, lover of everything Celtic and forever a member in the Tribe of HAIR. Spent most of my life in the Village of Waterford, a small town just outside of the Milwaukee suburbs. After 12 years in North Hollywood, Bel Air and Culver City, Cali, I moved back to Wisconsin in September 2009. No regrets - of moving to LA OR moving back to WI. Have traveled to Belfast, Ireland, Dayton (OH), Manhattan, Seattle, Cedar Rapids, New York, Miami and Sydney, Australia with my plays. Moved back into the Village of Greendale where I was born. Life is good.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hayes, "Rear Window" screenwriter passes.

The screenwriter of one of my favorite movies of all-time, "Rear Window" (and my favorite Hitchcock flick) - John Michael Hayes - passed of natural causes mid-November. He was 89.

Hayes collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock on a number Hitch's films, including, "To Catch A Thief" with Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint, "The Trouble With Harry" and "The Man Who Knew Too Much". He also wrote the movies, "Peyton Place", "Butterfield 8", "The Carpetbaggers" and "Nevada Smith". His last credit was the movie, "Iron Will", starring Kevin Spacey and James Cada. Cada directed me in my first stage play, "17 Days" back in 1994. Hayes wrote for television later in his career.

"Rear Window", (1954) starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, was added to the United States National Film Registry in 1997 and was ranked #48 on AFI's top 100 film list (#3 in the mystery film category. Time called it "just possibly the second most entertaining picture (after "The 39 Steps") ever made by Alfred Hitchcock" and a film in which there is "never an instant...when Director Hitchcock is not in minute and masterly control of his material." Variety called the film a "one of Alfred Hitchcock's better thrillers" which "combines technical and artistic skills in a manner that makes this an unusually good piece of murder mystery entertainment."

Personally, I'm intrigued by the film's simplicity in it's camera shots and set, as that I feel it's representative of everything I find enthralling about the 1950's - simplicity, style, music, tone and acting style.

1 comment:

Brian said...

Well, all that and Grace Kelly is smokin' hot in that film. Amazing what a beauty she was "back in the day".

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