Truth be told, most "scull" threads are akin to this moment in western civilization.
On second thought perhaps I am unfair, because in 1960 Hitchcock was a very talented man.
We are guilty of a certain gruesome aspect, but the boredom that goes with "scull" threads is far more cruel than this scene.
We have met the enemy and have learned nothing more about him. I have, however, learned some things about myself. There are things men can do to one another that are sobering to the soul. It is one thing to reconcile these things with God, but another to square it with yourself. - Robert Leckie