guess the movie – answer beneath the still

Click to enlarge. (If you’ve seen the movie you will probably get it.)
cymbals, eventually

Correct: it’s from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (the 1956 version). Not one of the great Hitch films, but it has its moments. I like the beginning of the scene in Ambrose Chapel, ie the congregants singing what is surely the most dreadful hymn ever written – a minor-keyed dirge vacantly rendered with all the gusto Calvinist life-hatred can summon, in a church completely devoid of color, furnishings, display. Knowing Hitchcock, surely staged for humor? Either way, it made me laugh.

As for that terribly exciting cymbals part you see – yes, something is destined to happen in that final bar…

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