Bewildering Rapidity

You may remember that during the first part [of North by Northwest] all sorts of things happen to the hero with such bewildering rapidity that he doesn’t know what it’s all about. Anyway, Cary Grant came up to me and said, ‘It’s a terrible script. We’ve already done a third of the picture and I still can’t make head or tail of it.’ … Without realizing it he was using a line of his own dialogue.

—Alfred Hitchcock in Hitchcock, by François Truffaut

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