And then just that shot of François on the back of Serge's bike — kind of generic on paper, maybe, but in the context of the film, it's just such a heartbreaking shot of staggering genius.
This is one of the best threads ever. I wish I had my entire a DVD collection handy so I could post a few things.
North by Northwest includes the pencil trick, too, though not with sexual doodlings. pixote