The famous umbrella scene from Hitchcock's FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT.
Not one of my favorite films, but this is definitely a brilliant scene. And perfectly apt for today's Irene Weekend. (Without the assassination of a peace delegate.)
Fortunately we've only had manageable rain and wind so far. Lost power last night for a couple of hours. But other than that, all is well, at least on my block. Rocky hates the rain and refuses to do his ablutions
outside, but hey, nobody's perfect.
Glad to hear you didn't have any major problems with Hurricane Irene.
I live in Tucson, and we could have used an inch or two of that rain out here.
Glad for your area that it was a minor inconvenience. Can't say I blame Rocky a bit about his distaste for outside business during hurricanes! :)ReplyDelete
Glad you're safe! We were glad not to live on the east coast for once!ReplyDelete
Fred: If only we could harness the rain and ship it over to Arizona. :)ReplyDelete
Joanne: Yeah, I don't blame him either. :)ReplyDelete
My town was lucky.
Lauren: My town is in the higher elevations. I'm convinced we escape a lot of this sort of thing because of it. So far so good.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you're okay, Yvette!!!ReplyDelete
Brilliant illustration of your post, and it is good to hear that you are safe.ReplyDelete
I am not much of a film person, but even I acknowledge Hitchcock´s genious :)
Good to hear that all was well for you during Irene! She seemed to get a little quieter as the storm progressed up the coast - which is always good!ReplyDelete
And ship down some of the weather from the Arctic or Antarctic during July and August.ReplyDelete
Bev: I'm fine, kiddo! There's still a bit of wind around, but nothing much to talk about. Not everyone in NJ was this lucky though.ReplyDelete
Dorte: Thanks! Yes, I'me fine. I was fortunate.ReplyDelete
Even though I don't love this particular movie, I love this scene. :)
Natalie: She still packed a wallop though. I hate to think what could have happened had she NOT slowed down. Some of the towns around here were hit pretty hard.ReplyDelete
Glad Irene was benevolent. She was in a nasty mood elsewhere. And you've got power! Hope that continues to be the case.ReplyDelete
Fred: Will do. :)ReplyDelete
Oops. Posted before I left my name.ReplyDelete
Yvette, while I like FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT more than you did (chiefly due to Joel McCrea, Robert Benchley, and George Sanders :-)), and I love your choice of the FC umbrella scene for your post, I did NOT like this weekend's Hurricane Irene weather, but we were lucky enough to be safe indoors, with only a handful of power hits (Vinnie has a back-up generator for his computers, thank goodness! :-)). Glad you and yours are now safe and well, all things considered, and I trust Rocky has dried off by now! :-)ReplyDelete
Oh Rocky wanted to stay outside despite the wind. It's the rain he hates.ReplyDelete
We were all very fortunate.
Glad to hear we all made it through the weekend. :)
Carol: Yes, my daughter and her hubby and daughter were not as lucky. They had to go to a hotel. No power. But they're healthy and in good shape. That's what counts.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you survived Irene unscathed!ReplyDelete
Irene was so bad for a lot of people, and I'm glad you were not one of them, Yvette. I love your title! You may have seen on my email signature thing that it is similar to my life motto (my funny one, that is)... "Could be worse ... could be raining!" From Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks. I'm going to have that carved on my tombstone. Funny and so true of life itself!ReplyDelete
Lisa: Relatively speaking, yes. Except my basement. See 'Damage Report.' Oh well, as Becky says: ...it could have been raining.ReplyDelete
Oh wait, it was!
Becky: I know that's your motto. It always makes me laugh.ReplyDelete
Well, the basement is flooded, so that's the bad part.
The good part: The water wasn't high enough to reach the main floor of the house.
I am SUCH a goody two shoes. HA!