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        In the opening scenes of Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt," the
evil uncle emerges from a boarding house whose street number is 13.
This, with several other details, immediately sets the tone for a
film that is replete with allusions to a variety of superstitions --
particularly apt because the uncle is in fact conceived to be a kind
of vampire. You really should consider this film in your study.
        I would be happy to fill out your questionnaire.

Best,
W. McCarthy


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>I am currently researching and writing a book on the number 13, which will
>include a section on 13 (and related superstitions) in film and on TV.  If
>anyone can direct me to films/TV shows that have featured the number
>13 (other than
>Friday the 13th), I would be grateful. Separately, if anyone has the time and
>inclination to answer a general interest questionnaire on superstitions
>surrounding 13, email me--and I can send it on directly. Thank you.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Nathaniel Lachenmeyer
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>Author of The Outsider and Broken Beaks
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