Hundred footed–Centipede or Millipede–Thousand footed! Which is the best Foot?

Try catching this One on the wrong foot!



Putting the best foot forward can be one hell of a decision for a centipede or a millipede. Really I am not sure which category my friend belongs to. I met him or her on my morning walk. I actually walked ten meters ahead before I thought about the possibility of even seeing a millipede again in my life walking so steadfastly on the highway. I retraced my steps and because the light was good I got two good pictures. If you click on the photos twice you can enlarge them to a good large size.

My blog friend Cindy Knoke (  actually put the notion of it being a possible millipede in  my mind. So i added the Thousand footed to my headline.

Poor devil does not know one tire can deflate all its feet.

North by North-West—Cary Grant—Alfred Hitchcock

"Continental" style suits of 1959: C...

“Continental” style suits of 1959: Cary Grant in North by Northwest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cary Grant as Roger O. Thornhill in "Nort...
Cary Grant as Roger O. Thornhill in “North by Northwest” (1959) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

North by North-WestCary GrantAlfred Hitchcock

This is an evergreen Hitchcock movie and really famous for the crop- duster– plane- chasing- Cary Grant- scene. Cary Grant standing alone on a highway in his grey suit near a sign saying Indiana 41 in a vast panorama of uncultivated fields except one patch of tall corn stalks. As Hitchcock explains the audience expects Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) to be attacked by unknown people here. He (Hitchcock)wanted something out of the ordinary; something which would not fall into the category of cliché. A cliché for this scene according to him being a dark night, the hero standing under a lamp –post, footage of a black cat walking across the screen and then a long black car and rat-tat-tat the attempted gunning down of the hero.

No he did not want to do that. His scene is panoramic with wide open spaces. Where would the attack come from? A black car does approach on the highway but does not stop and just whizzes past Cary Grant. So where does the attack come from. The air-the crop -duster plane. The scene was prominently used on posters. This is I feel the primary reason for the movie’s fame.

Watch and decide.

There is no cacophonous crescendo music. Just real time sound. That makes it all the more exciting. There is the banter between Cary Grant and the stranger. This movie gave birth to the genre of thriller movies.