Things Mormon have a habit of popping up in unexpected places. My favorite example of this comes from Hitchcock’s final film, Family Plot (1976). During a funeral scene in the film, a clergyman quotes a passage of scripture that sounded very familiar to me the first time I heard it . The passage is never identified, but if you listen closely it is clearly 2 Nephi 9:20-27. No one seems to know how Hitchcock stumbled upon this passage, or why he chose to use it. Some speculate that it may be connected to Bruce Dern, who starred in Family Plot and whose grandfather was governor of Utah. Have any of you spotted Mormon references surfacing in strange places? What are your favorites?
Alfred Hitchcock and the Book of Mormon
July 27, 2007 by