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Alfred Hitchcock

(1899-1980) Anglo-American Film Director

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The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.

Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.

Drama is life with the dull parts cut out of it.

For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.

I never said all actors are cattle, what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.

I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them.

In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings.

Television has brought back murder into the home -- where it belongs.

Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.

There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it.

There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.