WoW Fridays: Alfred Hitchcock

Happy Friday everyone! We made it !!! Does it feel absolutely gorgeous to be at the end of the week, or what?!

Did that sound a little … dramatic? Perhaps it was a tad … cinematic in scope? I’m trying to keep our movie theme going from now until Sunday, in case my … direction … wasn’t clear. (See what I did there?)

Teeheehee. Ok. Enough with the bad movie puns. On to today’s quote!

“The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder”. – Alfred Hitchcock

Shutterbug Sis actually gets the credit for this one – we had dinner last night and she found it for me! Which led to some great stories remembering a particularly white knuckled drive back from a movie theatre, and the fine art of timing a pee break at the movies.

Heeheehee. Good one, Al. Can I call you Al? No? Ok then. Glad we had this talk

Heeheehee. Good one, Al. Can I call you Al? No? Ok then. Glad we had this talk.

Are there movies you’ve forgone a bathroom break for? Or ones you’ve walked out on? Tell me all about it in the Comments! And don’t forget to fill out your Superfluous Oscar ballot here.

love amb

20 thoughts on “WoW Fridays: Alfred Hitchcock

  1. I’ve yet to walk out on a movie, though there have probably been a few where this should have happened. No such thing as a pee break during the movie, it’s before, after, or you’re going in your seat. Thinks of all of the plot you might miss during such a fiasco!.

    • Right?!? Just doesn’t happen! That’s usually how I feel about it too, unless I’m in an extraordinary situation (or really bad date πŸ˜‰ )

  2. Since you offered, Amb – yes, it sounds a tad dramatic πŸ™‚ .It does not feel absolutely gorgeous to be at the end of week. With all that needs to get done over a weekend, well – you know the story. Interesting question you pose. And now that I’ve given it due thought, I’ve never had to vacate a cinematic setting due to that calling. Must have been mesmerized… or something. Have a fab weekend!

    • Heeheehee. What, overdramatic? Moi?!?! πŸ™‚

      You’re right though, as nice as it is to finish the workweek, there are usually errands and chores to be done on the weekend. And I usually don’t do them. Which explains why I often wear mismatched socks to Corporate World on Monday mornings … πŸ˜‰ Hope you had a fab weekend yourself, friend!

    • It is very scary! Those dementors are a nasty bunch. And it’s true, sometimes you just need a moment to catch your breath.

      Or if you’re me, get your snot nosed, out loud, heaving sobs under control during the final scenes of “In Time” … just as a totally random example. Why yes, I get emotional at the movies, why do you ask? πŸ˜‰

  3. That’s a tough one as one movie tends to replace another in my mind as I go forward. The most remembered being the one I just saw. So now remembering American Hustle and how I really did have to go to the bathroom during the last half, but didn’t even consider leaving.

    Though one I remember squirming through and wondering if I should just leave: Something About Mary. For whatever reason, didn’t appreciate the humor. And there were some extremely violent and uncomfortable scenes in That Wasn’t Me, one of the live-action shorts up for an Oscar. *shudder*

    On a happier note, Happy Friday, miss amb πŸ™‚

    • H’llo Liz! I’m not a fan of TSAM either. I know a lot of people use it as the benchmark of a new style of comedy, but it just doesn’t do anything for me. I didn’t see that one in the theatres, but if I did, I don’t know if I’d last through the whole thing, either.

  4. What a great quote. It’s true, my better half and I plan our movie viewing strategies around that very topic. Haven’t walked out on a film since the late 80’s, I don’t even remember the name of it.

    • Oooh, did you really? I feel a fun party game coming on – off to google really bad late 80s movies, I’ll be back! πŸ˜€

      But it’s true, there’s definitely strategy involved in determining when to go to the bathroom before the movie starts and how much of your pop to drink before the previews are over πŸ˜‰

  5. i am like a camel in my capacity to take in and hold water for long periods of time so that is one issue i generally don’t have to deal with. and i love hitchcock, so no worries on your dramatic approach to this post. )

    • Lucky you! My camel-ish ways are not what they used to be, I’m sorry to say. Probably because my ability to consume ridiculously large amounts of salty popcorn has increased, which leads to more liquids being increased, which leads to … πŸ˜‰

      I love Hitchcock too! His work is so clever and creepy and stylish.

    • I’m jealous! (See above complaint to Beth). But I’m so glad that you liked the quote!! Comments like that make my day, Liz πŸ˜€

  6. I never leave the theater during the movie or the previews—but if Hubby needs a break, he can always bring me back some frozen Junior Mints. Please, and thank you. πŸ˜‰

    • FROZEN JUNIOR MINTS ?!?!? That. Is. GENIUS. Deliciously so. Oh, I want to go to the movies tonight just so I can get some of those !!!

  7. I have a bladder like an old and well-used sponge, and long films are therefore a terrible fear for me. However, I recently sat through The Wolf of Wall Street without so much as feeling a bladderly twinge; conversely, I went about six times during Lord of the Rings, which tells you more about my taste in films rather than my bladder πŸ˜‰

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