Uncle Charlie: You’re just an ordinary little girl, living in an ordinary little town. You wake up every morning of your life and you know perfectly well that there’s nothing in the world to trouble you. You go through your ordinary little day, and at night you sleep your untroubled ordinary little sleep, filled with peaceful stupid dreams. And I brought you nightmares. Or did I? Or was it a silly, inexpert little lie? You live in a dream. You’re a sleepwalker, blind. How do you know what the world is like? Do you know the world is a foul sty? Do you know, if you rip off the fronts of houses, you’d find swine? The world’s a hell. What does it matter what happens in it? Wake up, Charlie. Use your wits. Learn something.
For being known as a noise rock band, “Shadow of a Doubt” is very subdued. The lyrics were created by Kim Gordon, who tells the story of her wishes to be with someone, yet he has someone. Her voice is angry, confused, and weak all in one song.
Orson Welles lists Citizen Kane as his best film, Alfred Hitchcock opts for Shadow of a Doubt and Sir Carol Reed chose The Third Man - and I’m in all of them.“ - Joseph Cheshire Cotten (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1994)