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Select image below to read an article about the lifecast artist William Forsche. William Forsche was asked to join several other top Hollywood make-up effects artists recently to teach his lifecasting techniques in the Ultimate Creature Creator Class. Performer's Film Television & Media Appearances. Alfred Hitchcock Biography: Date of Birth 13 August 1899, Leytonstone, London, England, UK Date of Death 29 April 1980, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA (renal failure) Birth Name Alfred Joseph Hitchcock Nicknames Hitch The Master of Suspense Height 5' 7 (1.7 m) Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England.
He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892). Raised as a strict Catholic and attending Saint Ignatius College, a school run by Jesuits, Hitch had very much of a regular upbringing. His first job outside of the family business was in 1915 as an estimator for the Henley Telegraph and Cable Company.
His interest in movies began at around this time, frequently visiting the cinema and reading US trade journals. It was around 1920 when Hitchcock joined the film industry. He started off drawing the sets (he was a very skilled artist). It was there that he met Alma Reville, though they never really spoke to each other.
It was only after the director for Always Tell Your Wife (1923) fell ill and Hitchcock was named director to complete the film that he and Reville began to collaborate. Hitchcock had his first real crack at directing a film, start to finish, in 1923 when he was hired to direct the film Number 13 (1922), though the production wasn't completed due to the studio's closure.Hitchcock didn't give up then. He directed a film called The Pleasure Garden (1925), a British/German production, which was very popular. In the same year, on the 2nd of December, Hitchcock married Alma Reville. They had one child, _Patricia Hitchcock_ who was born on July 7th, 1928. His success followed when he made a number of films in Britain such as The Lady Vanishes (1938) and Jamaica Inn (1939), some of which also gained him fame in the USA.
In 1940, the Hitchcock family moved to Hollywood, where _David O. Selznick_, an American producer at the time, hired him to direct an adaptation of'Daphne du Maurier''s Rebecca (1940). It was after Saboteur (1942) was completed, as his fame as a director grew, that films companies began to refer to his films like Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot (1976), Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972).During the making of Frenzy (1972), Hitchcock's wife Alma suffered a paralyzing stroke which made her unable to walk very well at all. On March 7, 1979, Hitchcock was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award, where he said this famous quote: I beg permission to mention by name only four people who have given me the most affection, appreciation, and encouragement, and constant collaboration.
The first of the four is a film editor, the second is a scriptwriter, the third is the mother of my daughter Pat, and the fourth is as fine a cook as ever performed miracles in a domestic kitchen and their names are Alma Reville. By this time, he was quite ill with angina and his kidneys had already started to fail. He started to write a screenplay with _Ernest Lehman_ called The Short Night but he fired Lehman and hired young writer David Freeman to rewrite the script. Due to Hitchcock's failing health the film was never made, but Freeman published the script after Hitchcock's death.
In late 1979, Hitchcock was knighted, making him Sir Alfred Hitchcock. On the 29th April 1980, 9:17AM, he died peacefully in his sleep due to renal failure. His funeral was held in the Church of Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills.
Father Thomas Sullivan led the service with over 600 people attended the service, among them were Mel Brooks director of High Anxiety (1977), a comedy tribute to Hitchcock and his films, Louis Jourdan, Karl Malden, Tippi Hedren, Janet Leigh and François Truffaut. IMDb Mini Biography By: Col Needham and Samtroy Spouse (1) Alma Reville (2 December 1926 - 29 April 1980) (his death) (1 child) Trade Mark (19) [Cameo] Often has a quick cameo in his films. He eventually began making his appearances in the beginning of his films, because he knew viewers were watching for him and he didn't want to divert their attention away from the story's plot. He made a live cameo appearance in all of his movies beginning with The Lady Vanishes (1938) (Man in London Railway Station walking on the station train platform), The Girl Was Young (1937) (Photographer Outside Courthouse)... Aka The Girl Was Young (USA), The 39 Steps (1935) (Passerby Near the Bus), Murder!(1930) (Man on Street), Blackmail (1929) (Man on subway), Easy Virtue (1928) (Man with stick near tennis court), The Lodger (1927) (Extra in newspaper office)... Aka The Case of Jonathan Drew. Excluding Lifeboat (1944), in which he appeared in a newspaper advertisement; Dial M for Murder (1954), in which he appeared in a class reunion photo; Rope (1948) in which his "appearance" is as a neon version of his famous caricature on a billboard outside the window in a night scene and Family Plot (1976) in which his "appearance" is as a silhouette of someone standing on the other side of a frosted glass door. [Hair] Likes to insert shots of a woman's hairstyle, frequently in close-ups. [Bathrooms] Often a plot device, a hiding place or a place where lovemaking is prepared for. Hitchcock also frequently used the letters "BM", which stand for "Bowel Movement". Often used the "wrong man" or "mistaken identity" theme in his movies Saboteur (1942), I Confess (1953), The Wrong Man (1956), North by Northwest (1959), Frenzy (1972). [Blondes] The most famous actresses in his filmography (mostly in leading roles) were Anny Ondra, Madeleine Carroll, Joan Fontaine, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, Eva Marie Saint, Kim Novak, Vera Miles, Janet Leigh and Tippi Hedren. There is a recurrent motif of lost or assumed identity. While mistaken identity applies to a film like North by Northwest (1959), assumed identity applies to films such as The 39 Steps (1935), Vertigo (1958), Psycho (1960), and Marnie (1964) among others. Always formally dressed, wearing a suit on film sets In order to create suspense in his films, he would alternate between different shots to extend cinematic time e. The climax of Saboteur (1942), the cropduster sequence in North by Northwest (1959), the shower scene in Psycho (1960), etc. His driving sequences were also shot in this particular way.
They would typically alternate between the character's point of view while driving and a close-up shot of those inside car from opposite direction. This technique kept the viewer'inside' the car and made any danger encountered more richly felt. [Profile] The famous profile sketch, most often associated with Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962). It was actually from a Christmas card Hitchcock designed himself while still living in England. In a lot of his films (more noticeably in the early black and white American films), he used to create more shadows on the walls to create suspense and tension e.The "Glowing Milk" scene in Suspicion (1941) or the ominous shadow during the opening credits of Saboteur (1942). Inspired the adjective "Hitchcockian" for suspense thrillers His "MacGuffins" were objects or devices which drove the plot and were of great interest to the film's characters, but which to the audience were otherwise inconsequential and could be forgotten once they had served their purpose. He hated to shoot on location. He preferred to shoot at the studio where he could have full control of lighting and other factors.
This is why even his later films contain special effects composite and rear screen shots. Distinctively slow way of speaking, dark humor and dry wit, especially regarding murder Frequent collaborators: actors'James Stewart' and'Cary Grant', editor George Tomasini, composer Bernard Herrmann, costume designer Edith Head and director of photography Robert Burks. [Attribution] Name often appears before the film titles, as in "Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho".
Liked to use major stars in his films that the audience was familiar with, so he could dispense with character development and focus more on the plot. Often makes the audience empathizes with the villain's plight, usually in a sequence where the villain is in danger of being caught. Unusual subjective point of view shots Trivia (74) According to many people who knew Hitchcock, he could not stand to even look at his wife, Alma Reville, while she was pregnant.He once dressed up in drag for a party he threw. Footage of this was kept in his office, but after his death, his office was cleaned out and the footage not found. It is not known if the footage still exists. According to Hitchcock himself, he was required to stand at the foot of his mother's bed, and tell her what happened to him each day. Was close friends with Albert R.
Broccoli, well known as the producer of the James Bond - 007 franchise. Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959) was the influence for the helicopter scene in From Russia with Love (1963). Actors Sean Connery, Karin Dor, Louis Jourdan and Anthony Dawson have appeared in both a Hitchcock film and a Bond film. He appears on a 32-cent U. As a child, Hitchcock was sent to the local police station with a letter from his father.
The desk sergeant read the letter and immediately locked the boy up for ten minutes. After that, the sergeant let young Alfred go, explaining, This is what happens to people who do bad things. Hitchcock had a morbid fear of police from that day on. He also cited this phobia as the reason he never learned to drive (as a person who doesn't drive can never be pulled over and given a ticket).
It was also cited as the reason for the recurring "wrong man" themes in his films. On April 29, 1974, the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York sponsored a gala homage to Alfred Hitchcock and his contributions to the cinema. Three hours of film excerpts were shown that night.François Truffaut who had published a book of interviews with Hitchcock a few years earlier, was there that night to present two brilliant sequences: the clash of the cymbals in the second version of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) , and the plane attack on Cary Grant in North by Northwest (1959). He never won a best director Oscar in competition, although he was awarded the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award at the 1967 Oscars. Alma Reville and Hitchcock had one daughter, Patricia Hitchcock, who appeared in three of his movies: Stage Fright (1950), Strangers on a Train (1951) and Psycho (1960). In the 1980 Queen's New Year's Honours list (only a few months before his death), he was named an Honorary (as he was a United States citizen) Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
From 1977 until his death, he worked with a succession of writers on a film to be known as "The Short Night". The majority of the writing was done by David Freeman, who published the final screenplay after Hitchcock's death.His bridling under the heavy hand of producer David O. Selznick was exemplified by the final scene of Rebecca (1940). Selznick wanted his director to show smoke coming out of the burning house's chimney forming the letter'R'. Hitchcock thought the touch lacked any subtlety; instead, he showed flames licking at a pillow embroidered with the letter'R'. First visited Hollywood in the late 1930s, but was turned down by virtually all major motion picture studios because they thought he could not make a Hollywood-style picture. He was finally offered a seven-year directing contract by producer David O. His first project was supposed to be a film about the Titanic, but Selznick scrapped the project because he couldn't find a boat to sink. Selznick assigned Hitch to direct Rebecca (1940) instead, which later won the best picture Oscar. When finishing a cup of tea while on the set, he would often non-discriminatingly toss the cup and saucer over his shoulder, letting it fall (or break) wherever it may.
He was director William Girdler's idol. Girdler made Day of the Animals (1977) borrowing elements from Hitchcock's The Birds (1963). The novel they wrote, "From Among the Dead", was shot as Vertigo (1958).
He delivered the shortest acceptance speech in Oscar history: while accepting the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award at the 1967 Oscars, he simply said Thank you. Destiny (1921) by Fritz Lang was his declared favorite movie.In a recent USC class on Hitchcock (fall 2000), guest speaker Patricia Hitchcock revealed that two guilty pleasures of Hitch's were Smokey and the Bandit (1977) and Benji (1974). Lent his name and character to a series of adolescent books entitled "Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators" (circa late 1960s - early 1970s).
The premise was that main character and crime-solver Jupiter Jones won the use of Mr. Hitchcock's limousine in a contest. Hitch also wrote forewords to this series of books. After his death, his famous silhouette was taken off the spine of the books, and the forewords (obviously) stopped appearing as well.
He was listed as the editor of a series of anthologies containing mysteries and thillers. However, he had little to do with them. Even the introductions, credited to him, were, like the introductions on his television series, written by others. One of the most successful Hitchcock tie-ins is a pulp publication titled "Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine".
The publication is highly respected and has become one of the longest running mystery anthologies. It continues to be published almost a quarter century after Hitchock's death. He allegedly refused the British honour of CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1962. When he won his Lifetime Achievement award in 1979, he joked with friends that he must be about to die soon. He died a year later.Was voted the Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly. The same magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Films of all time includes more films directed by Hitchcock than by any other director, with four. On the list were his masterworks Psycho (1960) (#11), Vertigo (1958) (#19), North by Northwest (1959) (#44) and Notorious (1946) (#66).
Was at his heaviest in the late 1930s, when he weighed over 300 pounds. Although always overweight, he dieted and lost a considerable amount of weight in the early 1950s, with pictures from sets like To Catch a Thief (1955) showing a surprisingly thin Hitchcock. His weight continued to fluctuate throughout his life.
Had a hard time devising one of his signature walk-ons for Lifeboat (1944), a film about a small group of people trying to survive on a small boat. What he eventually came up with was to have his picture in a newspaper advertisement for weight loss that floated among some debris around the boat.
He had happened to have lost a considerable amount of weight from dieting around that time, so he was seen in both the "Before" and the "After" pictures. Often said that Shadow of a Doubt (1943) was his favorite film among those he had directed. Was a supporter of West Ham United Football Club. He told colleagues in Hollywood that he subscribed to English newspapers in order to keep track of their results.Steven Spielberg, Brian De Palma, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, M. Night Shyamalan, Martin Scorsese, George A. Romero, Peter Bogdanovich, Dario Argento, William Friedkin, David Cronenberg and Quentin Tarantino have named him as an influence. He was infamous with cast and crews for his practical jokes. While some inspired laughs, such as suddenly showing up in a dress, most were said to have been a bit more scar than funny. Usually, he found out about somebody's phobias, such as mice or spiders, and in turn sent them a box full of them.
He almost never socialized when not shooting films, and spent most of his evenings quietly at home with his wife Alma Reville and daughter Patricia Hitchcock. It was an adaptation of his film The Lodger (1927) and starred Herbert Marshall and Edmund Gwenn, who reprised his brother Arthur Chesney's role as Mr.
He would work closely with screenwriters, giving them a series of scenes that he wanted in the films, thus closely controlling what he considered the most important aspect of the filmmaking process. Although the screenwriter would write the actual dialogue and blocking, many of the scripts for his films were rigidly based on his ideas. Directed eight different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson, Albert Bassermann, Michael Chekhov, Claude Rains, Ethel Barrymore and Janet Leigh. Fontaine won an Oscar for Suspicion (1941). Praised Luis Buñuel as the best director ever.
Fields and Arthur Godfrey before him, he was legendary for gently tweaking his sponsors during the run of his television show. One typical example runs, We now interrupt our story for an important announcement. I needn't tell you to whom it will be most important of all.
Ranked #2 in Empire (UK) magazine's The Greatest Directors Ever! Ignatius College, London, School of Engineering and Navigation (Studied mechanics, electricity, acoustics and navigation); University of London (Studied art). Told François Truffaut that although he had made two films prior to The Lodger (1927), he considered that to be his first real film. Due to his death in 1980, he never got to see Psycho II (1983). It remains unsure as to whether or not he was approached regarding the second movie, or any other "Psycho (1960) - Expansion" motion picture.
Grandfather of Mary Stone, Tere Carrubba and Katie Fiala. He was reportedly furious when Brian De Palma decided to make Obsession (1976), because he thought it was a virtual remake of Vertigo (1958). Ironically, De Palma stopped making mystery/adventure films after Hitchcock's death in 1980, with the possible exception of Body Double (1984).
Although some of the movie going public knew him, his fame really took off after 1955. That was when Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) started. When the show was broadcast in homes week after week, it gave him a much bigger exposure in the public eye. He also became quite rich from the show when it was syndicated in the United States and overseas. Is the "voice" of the "Jaws" ride at Universal Studios.
On August 2, 1968, he visited Finland to look filming locations for his next film "The Short Night". Of course, the film was never made. In the airport, he was interviewed by Finnish reporters. He was asked why his films were so popular. His answer was: "Everybody likes to be scared".
He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6506 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Television at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. A statistical survey he did among audiences revealed that according to moviegoers the most frightening noise in films was the siren of a police patrol-car, followed by the crash of a road accident, cracklings of a burning forest, far galloping horses, howling dogs, the scream of a stabbed woman and the steps of a lame person in the dark. Though he was Oscar-nominated five times as best director, DGA-nominated six times as best director, and received three nominations from Cannes, he never won in any of these competitive categories, a fact that surprises fans and film critics to this day. He suggested some improvements to a scene in Gone with the Wind (1939) but the shots integrating his improvements were not used.
He was naturalized as a United States citizen in 1956. Walt Disney refused to allow him to film at Disneyland in the early 1960s because Hitchcock had made "that disgusting movie Psycho (1960)".In addition to his fear of the police, Hitchcock possessed one other phobia: eggs. As of the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (edited by Steven Jay Schneider), Hitchcock is the most represented director, with 18 films. Included are his films Blackmail (1929), The 39 Steps (1935), Sabotage (1936), Rebecca (1940), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), Rope (1948), Strangers on a Train (1951), Rear Window (1954), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), The Wrong Man (1956), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), The Birds (1963), Marnie (1964) and Frenzy (1972). As a long-time friend of Sidney Bernstein (the pair had formed production company Transatlantic Pictures together in the 1940s), Hitch was the first celebrity visitor to the set of long-running British soap opera Coronation Street (1960), during a June 1964 visit to the Manchester studios of Granada Television which Bernstein co-founded with his brother Cecil.
Tied with Robert Altman and Clarence Brown for the most nominations for best director (five) at the Academy Awards without a win. Martin Scorsese had been part of this group before his win for The Departed (2006) on his sixth nomination. During production of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) he was said to have hid from producer Joan Harrison every time there was a problem with production. His favorite hiding place was behind the couch in his office.He directed nine of the American Film Institute's 100 Most Heart-Pounding Movies: Psycho (1960) at #1, North by Northwest (1959) at #4, The Birds (1963) at #7, Rear Window (1954) at #14, Vertigo (1958) at #18, Strangers on a Train (1951) at #32, Notorious (1946) at #38, Dial M for Murder (1954) at #48 and Rebecca (1940) at #80. In addition the neon silhouette in Rope (1948), he is seen walking down the street during the opening credits. During the movie, the characters of Mrs.
Atwater and Janet are discussing a movie whose one-word title they can not remember. It was a plug for one of Hitchcock's other movies, Notorious (1946). Hitchcock's wife, Alma Reville, was one day younger than him.
They were born August 13 and August 14, 1899. Many of Hitchcock's films have one-word titles: Blackmail (1929), Rebecca (1940), Suspicion (1941), Saboteur (1942), Lifeboat (1944), Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), Rope (1948), Vertigo (1958), Psycho (1960), Marnie (1964), Topaz (1969) and Frenzy (1972). He favored one-word titles because he felt that it was uncluttered, clean and easily remembered by the audience.Donald Spoto wrote that Hitchcock hid behind the door when Bernard Herrmann went to see him after Torn Curtain (1966) break up. Herrmann's third wife Norma denied this in an interview with Gunther Kogebehn in June 2006. In June 2006 interview with Kogebehn, Norma Herrmann states that she and Bernard Herrmann "together" visited Alfred Hitchcock. Is portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock (2012). In the Press Conference for Family Plot (1976), Alfred Hitchcock revealed that his least favorite film out of all the films he directed was Champagne (1928).
From 1942 until his death, the Hitchcocks lived at 10957 Bellagio Road, Bel Air, California. They had been living at 609 St. Cloud Road in Bel Air in a home leased from friends Carole Lombard and Clark Gable. (April 27, 2014) Most successful director in IMDB Top 250 movies ever made with 9 entries - Rear Window (1954) no 31.
32, North by Northwest (1959) no. 138, Dial M for Murder (1954) no. 163, Strangers on a Train (1951) no. 198 and Rope (1948) no. His Dial M for Murder (1954) was re-released in 3D in 1980.Deliberately shot much of the setups in Rear Window (1954) so they would appear voyeuristic. Director Alexander Payne could not imagine Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) in color because it's more chilling in black and white, but it was later remade in color as Psycho (1998), to universal disapproval. Sir Alfred Hitchcock passed away on April 29, 1980, less than four months away from what would have been his 81st birthday on August 13. British author Anthony Horowitz is a huge fan of Hitchcock and will often pay homage to his work. If you watch his films closely noting the endings or portrayal of cops, you will see that if a cop is required to die, the death will be slow, gruesome or uncompromisingly grisly.
If cops survive they are nearly always portrayed as baddies, though in reality they are the good guys. This is because Hitchcock had a life-long phobia of policemen.
Personal Quotes (57) There is a dreadful story that I hate actors. Imagine anyone hating James Stewart... I can't imagine how such a rumor began. Of course it may possibly be because I was once quoted as saying that actors are cattle. My actor friends know I would never be capable of such a thoughtless, rude and unfeeling remark, that I would never call them cattle...
What I probably said was that actors should be treated like cattle. [on his cameos] One of the earliest of these was in The Lodger (1927), the story of Jack the Ripper. My appearance called for me to walk up the stairs of the rooming house. Since my walk-ons in subsequent pictures would be equally strenuous - boarding buses, playing chess, etc. I asked for a stunt man.
Casting, with an unusual lack of perception, hired this fat man! The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. To me, Psycho (1960) was a big comedy. Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.
Drama is life with the dull bits left out. [His entire acceptance speech for the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award] Thank you. [when accepting the American Film Institute Life Achievement award] I beg permission to mention by name only four people who have given me the most affection, appreciation, and encouragement, and constant collaboration. The first of the four is a film editor, the second is a scriptwriter, the third is the mother of my daughter Pat [Patricia Hitchcock], and the fourth is as fine a cook as ever performed miracles in a domestic kitchen. And their names are Alma Reville.[on Michelangelo Antonioni and his film Blow-Up (1966)] This young Italian guy is starting to worry me. Some films are slices of life, mine are slices of cake. I enjoy playing the audience like a piano. To Ingrid Bergman when she told him that she couldn't play a certain character the way he wanted because I don't feel like that, I don't think I can give you that kind of emotion. I was an uncommonly unattractive young man. It's only a movie, and, after all, we're all grossly overpaid. There is nothing quite so good as a burial at sea. It is simple, tidy, and not very incriminating. Man does not live by murder alone.
He needs affection, approval, encouragement and, occasionally, a hearty meal. [on Claude Jade, who starred in Topaz (1969)] Claude Jade is a brave nice young lady.
But I don't give any guarantee what she will do on a taxi's back seat. [on directing Charles Laughton] You can't direct a Laughton picture. The best you can hope for is to referee.
The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book -- it makes a very poor doorstop. Film your murders like love scenes, and film your love scenes like murders. If I made Cinderella (1937), the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on. A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it. In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director. [regarding The Birds (1963)] You know, I've often wondered what the Audubon Society's attitude might be to this picture.
Cary Grant is the only actor I ever loved in my whole life. [Walt Disney] has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up. Blondes make the best victims.They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints. 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 don't understand why we have to experiment with film.
I think everything should be done on paper. A musician has to do it, a composer. He puts a lot of dots down and beautiful music comes out. And I think that students should be taught to visualize. That's the one thing missing in all this.The one thing that the student has got to do is to learn that there is a rectangle up there - a white rectangle in a theater - and it has to be filled. To make a great film you need three things - the script, the script and the script. [on North by Northwest (1959)] Our original title, you know, was "The Man in Lincoln's Nose". Couldn't use it, though.
They also wouldn't let us shoot people on Mount Rushmore. Can't deface a national monument.
And it's a pity, too, because I had a wonderful shot in mind of Cary Grant hiding in Lincon's nose and having a sneezing fit. I made a remark a long time ago. I said I was very pleased that television was now showing murder stories, because it's bringing murder back into its rightful setting - in the home.
[on his lifelong fear of eggs ("ovophobia")] I'm frightened of eggs, worse than frightened, they revolt me. That white round thing without any holes... Have you ever seen anything more revolting than an egg yolk breaking and spilling its yellow liquid?
But egg yolk is yellow, revolting. I've never tasted it.Fear isn't so difficult to understand. After all, weren't we all frightened as children?
Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It's just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.[When asked by a member of the press why, at his advanced age, it took so long for the British government to grant him the title of Knight] I think it's just a matter of carelessness. [Part of publicity campaign prior to release of Psycho (1960)] It has been rumored that Psycho is so terrifying that it will scare some people speechless. Some of my men hopefully sent their wives to a screening. The women emerged badly shaken but still vigorously vocal.
All love scenes started on the set are continued in the dressing room. [on his history as a practical joker] I once gave a dinner party, oh many years ago, where all the food was blue.
[on the making of Psycho (1960) and a fake torso made by the special effects department that spurted blood when stabbed with a knife] But I never used it. It was all unnecessary because the cocking of the knife, the girl's face and the feet and everything was so rapid that there were 78 separate pieces of film in 45 seconds. I wanted once to do a scene, for North by Northwest (1959) by the way, and I couldn't get it in there. I wanted it to be in Detroit, and two men walking along in front of an assembly line. And behind them you see the automobile being put together.It starts with a frame, and you just take the camera along, the two men are talking. And you know all those cars are eventually driven off the line, they load them with gas and everything. And one of the men goes forward, mind you you've seen a car from nothing, just a frame, opens the door and a dead body falls out.
[A portion of his AFI Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech] Had the beautiful Ms. Reville [his wife Alma Reville] not accepted a lifetime contract without options as Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock some 53 years ago, Mr. Alfred Hitchcock might be in this room tonight, not at this table but as one of the slower waiters on the floor.Reality is something that none of us can stand, at any time. I like stories with lots of psychology. Everything's perverted in a different way. Cartoonists have the best casting system. If they don't like an actor, they just tear him up. [on how to properly build suspense] Four people are sitting around a table talking about baseball or whatever you like. Suddenly, a bomb goes off. Blows the people to smithereens. What does the audience have? Now take the same scene and tell the audience there is a bomb under that table and will go off in five minutes. The whole emotion of the audience is totally different because you've given them that information. In five minutes time that bomb will go off.
Now the conversation about baseball becomes very vital. Because they're saying to you, Don't be ridiculous. There's a bomb under there. You've got the audience working.
[on Michelangelo Antonioni and Federico Fellini] Those Italian fellows are a hundred years ahead of us. Blow-Up (1966) and 8½ (1963) are bloody masterpieces.
 [to an interviewer on why he does not make comedies] But every film I made IS a comedy!  Puns are the highest form of literature. [1955, as host of his television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)] For those of you watching this show in the year 2000, write us a letter and tell us how things are going where you are. I deny I ever said that actors are cattle. What I said was, Actors should be treated like cattle.
If you've designed a picture correctly, the Japanese audience should scream at the same time as the Indian audience. Psycho (1960) 60% of the net profits (salary deferred) Director (69 credits) 2014 Memory of the Camps (TV Movie documentary) 1985 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Memory of the Camps (1985)...
You're Dead (1961) - The Horse Player (1961) - Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (1960) - The Crystal Trench (1959) - Arthur (1959) Show all 17 episodes 1960 Psycho 1960 Startime (TV Series) (1 episode) - Incident at a Corner (1960) 1959 North by Northwest 1958 Vertigo 1957 Suspicion (TV Series) (1 episode) - Four O'Clock (1957) 1956 The Wrong Man 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much 1955 The Trouble with Harry 1955 To Catch a Thief 1954 Rear Window 1954 Dial M for Murder 1953 I Confess 1951 Strangers on a Train 1950 Stage Fright 1949 Under Capricorn 1948 Rope 1947 The Paradine Case 1946 Notorious 1945 Spellbound 1945 Watchtower Over Tomorrow (Documentary short) (uncredited) 1944 Aventure malgache (Short) 1944 Bon Voyage (Short) 1944 The Fighting Generation (Short) (uncredited) 1944 Lifeboat 1943 Shadow of a Doubt 1942 Saboteur 1941 Suspicion 1941 Mr. Smith 1940 Foreign Correspondent 1940 Rebecca 1939 Jamaica Inn 1938 The Lady Vanishes 1937 The Girl Was Young 1936 Sabotage 1936 Secret Agent 1935 The 39 Steps 1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much 1934 Strauss' Great Waltz 1932 Number 17 1931 East of Shanghai 1931 Mary 1931 The Skin Game 1930 Murder! Lux Video Theatre Intermission Guest - To Each His Own (1954)...
Lux Video Theatre Guest 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much Man in Morocco Marketplace (uncredited) 1955 The Trouble with Harry Man Walking Past Sam's Outdoor Exhibition (uncredited) 1955 To Catch a Thief Man Sitting Next to John Robie on Bus (uncredited) 1954 Rear Window Clock-Winder in Songwriter's Apartment (uncredited) 1954 Dial M for Murder Man at Tony's Table at the Dinner in Photograph (uncredited) 1953 I Confess Man Crossing the Top of Long Staircase (uncredited) 1951 Strangers on a Train Man Boarding Train Carrying a Double Bass (uncredited) 1950 Stage Fright Man Staring at Eve on Street (uncredited) 1949 Under Capricorn Man at Governor's Reception (uncredited) 1948 Rope Man Walking in Street After Opening Credits (uncredited) 1947 The Paradine Case Man Carrying Cello Case (uncredited) 1946 Notorious Man Drinking Champagne at Party (uncredited) 1945 Spellbound Man Leaving Elevator (uncredited) 1944 Lifeboat Man in Newspaper Advertisement (uncredited) 1943 Shadow of a Doubt Man on Train Playing Cards (uncredited) 1942 Saboteur Man in Front of NY Drugstore (uncredited) 1941 Suspicion Man Mailing Letter (uncredited) 1941 Mr. Man on Street (uncredited) 1929 Blackmail Man on Subway (uncredited) 1928 Easy Virtue Man with Stick Near Tennis Court (uncredited) 1927/I The Ring Man-Dipping Attraction Worker (uncredited) 1927 The Lodger Extra in Newspaper Office (uncredited) Producer (28 credits) 1976 Family Plot (producer - uncredited) 1972 Frenzy (producer) 1969 Topaz (producer - uncredited) 1966 Torn Curtain (producer - uncredited) 1964 Marnie (producer - uncredited) 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) - The Sign of Satan (1964)... (executive producer) 1963 The Birds (producer - uncredited) 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) - The Jail (1962)...(executive producer) Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes, 1955 - 1962) (executive producer - 1 episode, 1956) - The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1962)... (producer) - The Glass Eye (1957)... (producer - uncredited) - Mink (1956)... (executive producer) - Shopping for Death (1956)... (producer) - The Cheney Vase (1955)...
(producer) Show all 8 episodes Archive footage (88 credits) 2015 Hitchcock/Truffaut (Documentary) Himself 2014 Reel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women (Documentary) Himself 2014 Night Will Fall (Documentary) Himself 2014 Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (TV Movie documentary) Himself 2013 Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense (Documentary) Himself 2013 Stars of the Silver Screen (TV Series) Himself - Cary Grant (2013)... Himself 2013 Perspectives (TV Series documentary) Himself - Jonathan Ross: Alfred Hitchcock - Made in Britain (2013)... Himself 2013 The One Show (TV Series) Himself - Episode dated 22 January 2013 (2013)...
Himself 2011 Amateur Night (Documentary) Himself 2011 The Story of Film: An Odyssey (TV Mini-Series documentary) Himself - The Arrival of Sound (2011)... Himself 2011 Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) Himself - Comparativa: Psicosis (2011)...
Himself 2010 Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary) Himself - Fade Out, Fade In (2010)... Himself (uncredited) 2010 The Psycho Legacy (Video documentary) Himself 2009 Fasten Your Seatbelt: The Thrilling Art of Alfred Hitchcock (Video documentary short) Himself 2009 Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer (Documentary) Himself 2009 The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style (Video documentary) Himself 2009 A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (TV Movie documentary) Himself 2009 Dans le labyrinthe de Marienbad (Video documentary short) 2009 Hollywood on the Tiber (Documentary) Himself 2009 Legenden (TV Series documentary) Himself - Alfred Hitchcock (2009)... Himself 2009 Il était une fois... (TV Series documentary) Himself - Les enchaînés (2009)...
Himself 2009 Alfred Hitchcock in East London (Documentary) Himself 2009 ITV News London (TV Series) Himself - Episode dated 1 June 2009 (2009)... Himself - Interviewee - Cary Grant: A Class Apart (2004)... Himself - Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (1998)... Himself 2008 Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories (Video) Himself 2007 Spine Tingler!The William Castle Story (Documentary) Himself 2007 Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series documentary) Himself - Psycho (2007)... Teatro Victoria Eugenia (TV Short documentary) Himself 2007 Who Is Norman Lloyd? (Documentary) 2007 British Film Forever (TV Mini-Series documentary) Himself - Guns, Gangsters and Getaways: The Story of the British Crime Thriller (2007)... Himself 2007 Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires (TV Movie documentary) Himself 2007 Rick Stein in du Maurier Country (TV Movie documentary) Himself (uncredited) 2007 Hoge bomen: Pioniers (TV Series documentary) Himself - Simon van Collem (2007)...
Himself 2006 Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (Documentary) Himself 2006 Hitchcocked! (TV Movie documentary) Himself 2006 Billy Wilder Speaks (TV Movie documentary) Himself 2006 Silent Britain (TV Movie documentary) Himself 2006 Un écran nommé désir (TV Movie documentary) Himself 2006 Multilingual Murder: A Conversation Between Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut (Video documentary short) Himself 2005 Filmmakers in Action (Documentary) Himself (uncredited) 2005 Shepperton Babylon (TV Movie documentary) Himself 2004 Fantástico 30 Anos - Grandes Reportagens (Video documentary) Himself 2004 Hitchcock and Dial M (Video documentary short) Himself (uncredited) 2004 Personal History: Foreign Hitchcock (Video documentary short) Himself 2004 The Hitchcocks on Hitch (Video short) Himself 2004 Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (Documentary) 2004 Words in Progress (TV Movie documentary) Himself 2004 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (TV Special documentary) Himself - #85: Psycho: The Remake 2003 The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (TV Movie documentary) Himself 2003 Living Famously (TV Series documentary) Himself - Alfred Hitchcock (2003)... Himself 2002 Alfred Hitchcok and To Catch a Thief: An Appreciation (Video short) Himself 2002 Making of'To Catch a Thief' (Video documentary) Himself 2002 Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film (TV Movie documentary) Himself Psycho (1960) trailer footage (uncredited) 2002 Who Is Alan Smithee?Himself - Grace Kelly: Hollywood Princess (1998)... Himself - Director 2001 Legends (TV Series documentary) Himself - Alfred Hitchcock (2001)... Himself 2001 Cinéma, de notre temps (TV Series documentary) Himself - Le loup et l'agneau - Ford et Hitchcock (2001)...
Himself 2001 Plotting'Family Plot' (Video documentary) Himself 2001 Screenwriter John Michael Hayes on'Rear Window' (Video documentary short) Himself (uncredited) 2001 The Story of'Frenzy' (Video documentary) Himself 2000'Rear Window' Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock Classic (Video documentary) Himself 2000 All About'The Birds' (Video documentary) Himself 2000 The Trouble with Marnie (TV Movie documentary) Himself 2000 Inside'Dr. No' (Video documentary short) Himself 1999 Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (TV Movie documentary) Himself 1999 Reputations (TV Series documentary) Himself - Hitch: Alfred the Auteur (1999)...Himself (uncredited) - Hitch: Alfred the Great (1999)... Himself (uncredited) 1999 Hitchcock: The Early Years (Video documentary short) Himself 1999 The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History (TV Mini-Series documentary) Himself 1998 The Best of Hollywood (TV Movie documentary) Himself 1997 François Chalais, la vie comme un roman (TV Movie documentary) Himself 1997 The Making of'Psycho' (Video documentary) Himself 1996 François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - Love & Death (TV Movie documentary) Himself 1995 The Universal Story (TV Movie documentary) Himself 1995 Citizen Langlois (Documentary) Himself 1995 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) Himself - You, Murderer (1995)... Himself (uncredited) 1995 Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary) Himself - End of an Era (1995)... Himself - Opportunity Lost (1995)...
Himself 1995 Family Portraits (TV Mini-Series documentary) Himself - Alfred Hitchcock (1995)... Himself - Host - Reunion (1989)...
Himself - Host - The Man Who Knew Too Little (1989)... Himself - Host - Night Creatures (1989)... Himself - Host - My Dear Watson (1989)...
Himself - Host Show all 77 episodes 1988 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (TV Special documentary) Himself 1984 Terror in the Aisles (Documentary) Himself (uncredited) 1984 Ingrid (Documentary) Himself 1981 Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen (TV Movie documentary) Himself 1981 The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself 1967 Mondo Hollywood (Documentary) Himself (uncredited). Please review our terms and conditions below thoroughly. Please honor my request not to make copies of this casting or other Forsche Design castings for resale or offer it to others that won't honor this request. I understand the possible need to create a piece utilizing different materials as part of your own project, this is of course fine and as an artist I encourage "new" artistic expression. I just ask that you don't sell exact copies of these castings which I have put much time and effort to acquire and maintain over the years.
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