Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) English - born American director, actor, writer

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I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach. - Alfred Hitchcock
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. - Alfred Hitchcock
Self-plagiarism is style. - Alfred Hitchcock
Always make the audience suffer as much as possible. - Alfred Hitchcock
One must never set up a murder. They must happen unexpectedly, as in life. - Alfred Hitchcock
I have prepared one of my own (time-capsules). I have placed some rather large samples of dynamite, gunpowder, and nitroglycerin. My time capsule is set to go off in the year 3000. It will show them what we are really like. - Alfred Hitchcock
For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake. - Alfred Hitchcock
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like. I have prepared one of my own. I have placed some rather large samples of dynamite, gunpowder, and nitroglycerin. My time capsule is set to go off in the year 3000. It will show them what we are really like. - Alfred Hitchcock
In reference to the murder scene in 'Dial M for murder:' As you have seen on the screen; the best way to do it is with a scissor. - Alfred Hitchcock