Day: July 11, 2019

Merry-Go-Round Scene from Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train

MovingToyshop_PB-226x345I ‘ve just finished reading The Moving Toyshop and I’ve read in Wikipedia that the book provided the source for the famous merry-go-round sequence at the climax of Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train. All the major elements of the scene: the two men struggling, the accidentally shot attendant, the out-of-control merry-go-round, and the crawling under the moving merry-go-round to disable it, are present in Crispin’s novel, though he received no screen credit for it.

OT: Camino Puricelli

This week, with my hiking group, we toured the so-called Puricelli Path (Camino Puricelli), a pleasant walk that allows an alternative access to the Fuenfría valley from Cercedilla train station.

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