Tag Archive: Alfred Hitchcock


80.   LESS THAN ZERO  (1987)  Andrew McCarthy, Robert Downey Jr.Jami Gertz,  directed by Marek Kanievska

79.   NIGHT ON EARTH  (1991)   Winona Ryder, Rosie Perez, Roberto Benigni, directed by Jim Jarmusch


78.   PSYCHO   (1960)   Anthony PerkinsJanet Leigh,  directed by Alfred Hitchcock


77.   THE LONG KISS GOOD NIGHT   (1996)   Geena DavisSamuel L. Jackson,  directed by Renny Harlin

76.   INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE   (1989)   Harrison FordSean ConneryRiver Phoenix,  directed by Steven Spielberg


75.  THE STING  (1973)   Paul NewmanRobert RedfordRobert Shaw,  directed by George Roy Hill   (Replaces The Naked Gun at this slot)



74.   CLOSER   (2004)   Clive OwenJude LawJulia RobertsNatalie Portman, directed by Mike Nichols

73.   THE CONVERSATION  (1974)   Gene HackmanJohn CazaleHarrison Ford, directed by Francis Ford Coppola


72.   FIELD OF DREAMS  (1989)   Kevin CostnerAmy MadiganRay Liotta,  directed by Phil Alden Robinson

71.   THE PLAYER  (1992)   Tim RobbinsWhoopi GoldbergVincent D’Onofrio,  directed by Robert Altman

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Robert J. Sawyer  is the author of the book Flash Forward

Robert J. Sawyer and David S. Goyer

Robert J. Sawyer and David S. Goyer

And yes, he made an appearance  in the pilot episode.  I had no idea, well, I don’t know what he looked like.  I guess that’s why.  But I do now.  Regardless, I love hidden cool facts like this.  I’m a big fan of films/shows putting important figures in the background.  This element of hidden appearances  kind of started with Alfred Hitchcock.  He would show up in the background of all his films.  But some sites are calling Robert J. Sawyer’s appearance a cameo.  But what is actually a cameo?  The Hitchcock and R.Sawyer appearances are more as a background performer (an extra).  They are sort of hidden so your eye has to look for them.  Cameo‘s are usually when a real famous person appears briefly on screen but they usually have a line or 2.  It’s also done so the viewer notices it and not has to pause and search.  Cameo’s are not usually someone just in the background.  Robert J. Sawyer is on the phone next to Olivia, so it may be considered a cameo.  He is right in the foreground.  But is he famous enough?  Well, if he made a cameo in Batman, sure it may not be considered a cameo but a bit part.  But the fact he is the author of Flash Forward, it may qualify as a cameo.  I can’t remember if he actually spoke in the scene but it sounds good to me.  Thanks to FlashForward TV for the photo :

Robert J. Sawyer on the left.

Robert J. Sawyer on the left.