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I’ve always wanted to travel across America. I’ve been a few times, to the major tourist attractions – Disneyworld in Florida, Vegas in Nevada, Cheers in Boston – but there’s so many places I’ve never seen in person, and most likely never will. Fortunately, there’s a solution, and it’s my own personal remedy to all life’s problems: movies. There’s been a movie set literally everywhere. Everywhere! So, this feature sees me cinematically visit a new state every week, through a film that was set there. You can read my journey so far here. Next up: New Mexico!

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Alfred Hitchcock is famous for cropping up in almost all of his movies. It all started in his 1929 silent film The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, in which Hitch could be found amongst a braying mob at the movie’s climax, but that was more due to a lack of extras than anything else, but since then rarely has a Hitchcock movie been released that Hitch can’t be found it. Usually he’s just in the background somewhere, or walking through a scene, but I’ve tried to highlight some of his more inventive appearances.

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rebecca4 I’m using this series as a motivation to take a look at all of the Best Picture winners from the past 86 Academy Awards. This may take awhile… Rebecca was nominated for 11 Academy awards but only won two, the most important being Best Picture of course. It’s not only Alfred Hitchcock’s first American production but his lone film to take home the honor of Best Picture, making it a somewhat divisive win.

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