The more things change...

Scene: Tara and I are watching North by Northwest, me for the first time. The (amazing) cropduster scene begins.

Illinois rube: "That's funny. That plane's dustin' crops where there ain't no crops."

Cary Grant gets shot at, gets his suit dusty

Me: "You know if this were made today, this scene would end with an explosion..."

And whaddyaknow, scarcely had the words dropped from my lips when the plane collided with the tanker truck in a bloom of smoke and fire.

I guess even ole Hitch couldn't resist a little Mad Max-style action every once in a while.