At the recent Hitchcock Centenary conference, Joseph Stephano also said
that the license plates, neither the ANL nor the NFB one, mean nothing and
were simply on the cars they used.  And the shot of the plate does serve
the purpose of underlining the fact than Marion is now in California.  But
we don't want to get too bogged down in author intentionality, do we, or
we will have to cast off some of our most ingenious ideas about
Hitchcock's work.

        William M. Lingle                       [log in to unmask]
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