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Hitchcock, Alfred
Born: 1899-08-13
Died: 1980-04-28

British movie director

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 - April 29, 1980) was a British movie director who began his career as an engineering student interested in design. Hitchcock's films frequently portray innocent people caught up in circumstances beyond their control or even understanding; a common theme of his movies is that these characters are guilty, but only of minor, unrelated failings. The films draw heavily on both fear and fantasy, and are known for their droll humor.

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I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the manmade sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
- Alfred Hitchcock

This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book -- it makes a very poor doorstop.
- Alfred Hitchcock

TV has brought murder back into the home where it belongs.
- Alfred Hitchcock

 


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