Like I said, most of this stuff is older. Certain things I still wanted to pay tribute to such as:
Farley Granger (1925-2011)
For one thing, Farley Granger has an amazing name. For the other he was in a lot of things, in both television and movies over his career but to me, and I suppose a lot of people, two of his most prominent roles have to be in two Alfred Hitchcock movies. One being Rope, where he plays one of a pair of upper class, educated students who (spoiler?) try to get away with the perfect murder. Jimmy Stewart plays their professor who slowly starts to realize what his students have done, and matches wits with them. This was a pretty interesting experiment for Hitchcock, actually because he originally wanted to try to film the whole movie in one take. But he couldn't do it because of technical limitations, i.e. the film would run out. So he did it in a series of takes, lasting for several minutes. When watching you can look closely and see where the cuts were made.
I love how Hitchcock was so big at the time that he could just put his own face on his movie posters.
His other big role for Hitchcock was in Strangers On A Train, in 1951, where he played Guy Haines alongside Guy Walker who plays Bruno Antony. Just like the title says, they meet on a train and decide to get rid of each other's significant others. And, as you might imagine, the plan starts to unravel pretty quickly.