Becket’s Picnic Setting for Waiting for Godot

Becket’s Picnic Setting for Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett’s idea of being picnicky is to be separate, unhappy, and poorly fed. So in Waiting for Godot (En antendant Godot), the picnic is topsy-turvy: the setting, a bleak tree without leaves; the atmosphere, foreboding; the food, meagre, and the camaraderie,...
Hitchcock’s Roadside Picnic in To Catch a Thief

Hitchcock’s Roadside Picnic in To Catch a Thief

David Dodge and Alfred Hitchcock had differing views on the character of John Robie, aka The Cat, and hero of To Catch a Thief. Dodge’s character is the thirty-four years and plump; for his film, Hitchcock’s Robie is Cary Grant and his love interest...