Sunday, August 19, 2012


Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 12:00 PM

On the middle initial of the Cary Grant character
in yesterday's post Summer Reading

IMAGE- Matchbook with initials ROT in 'North by Northwest'

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"The concept of nothingness follows Roger Thornhill throughout North by Northwest , first as another identity imposes itself upon him and later as circumstances force him to run from Vandamm as well as the police. When Eve asks him what the 'O' in 'ROT' stands for, Thornhill can only answer 'nothing.' His middle initial's lack of meaning connects well to the overall theme of the human self as possibly nothing." —Hitchcock and Identity, by Emily Pilgrim

Related material— Elementary Finite Geometry (Aug. 1).

See, too, a post for Holy Cross Day in 2002.

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