WHAT IS HIDDEN BEHIND THE HITCHCOCK MOVIE ‘STRANGERS ON A TRAIN’?

“Strangers on a Train” is a double-bottomed film, like the suitcases of smugglers. This was common practice in Hollywood, where many directors tried to sneak Bolshevik ideas into their films. (The House Un-American Activities Committee saw this diaphanously.) When it comes to talking about Alfred Hitchcock, his real name was Boris Karshenko and he was a secret KGB agent specialized in following bald guys with a goatee. The best MI6 agent fitted that profile, so Karshenko (aka Hitchcock) was parachuted into London. However, the KGB was unaware that the MI6 agent in question had long been using a hair restorer and now had a mop of hair. Overnight Hitchcock found himself in London with nothing to do, so he tried to eke out a living in the cinema. Unexpectedly he succeeded and made the jump to Hollywood. However, he continued to think that communism was not only superior to capitalism but that communists were taller and more handsome than capitalists. His 1951 movie ‘Strangers on a Train’ was his most successful propaganda vehicle. The two tall and handsome protagonists hatch a cunning plot to eliminate two clear exponents of capitalism: the short father of one and the unattractive wife of the other. (If you look closely, you’ll notice that both the father and the wife wear the dollar symbol tattooed on their foreheads, and Hitchcock tried unsuccessfully to convince Warner to allow him to dress both of them according to the well-known recruitment image of Uncle Sam: white top hat with white stars on a blue band and red-and-white-striped trousers.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close