Sunday, December 01, 2013


“Suspense is like a woman. The more left to the imagination, the more the excitement. ... The conventional big-bosomed blonde is not mysterious. And what could be more obvious than the old black velvet and pearls type? The perfect ‘woman of mystery’ is one who is blonde, subtle and Nordic. ... Although I do not profess to be an authority on women, I fear that the perfect title [for a movie], like the perfect woman is difficult to find.”

Imaginary means existing only in the mind, not in reality. 
Ex. When Jimmy drinks a lot of beer, he starts seeing imaginary objects. 

Or it can mean relating to or containing imaginary numbers, or being the coefficient of the imaginary part in a complex number. 
Ex. The term "i" is imaginary. 

Imaginative has several meanings. 

Meaning 1: good at thinking of new ideas or at visualizing things that have never been seen or experienced directly 
Ex. He is imaginative because he always is coming up with interesting ideas. 

Meaning 2: new and original, or not likely to have been easily thought up by somebody else 
Ex. His idea is imaginative, since no one else had thought of it. 

Meaning 3: with a tendency to pretend or fantasize 
Ex. He is very imaginative because he always seems to be day-dreaming. 

Meaning 4: seeming untrue, implausible, or unlikely (often used ironically) 
Ex. His story of being abducted by aliens is very imaginative. 

Meaning 5: relating to the ability to form images and ideas in the mind, or to think of new things 
(sorry, can't think of an example for this one
When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.'
Alfred Hitchcock