Alfred Hitchcock Quotes (58 quotes)
“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.”
As quoted in: Hitchcock (1967) by François Truffaut
Dick Cavett Show (8 June 1972)
“I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.”
Attributed. According to the book "Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light" (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, "nobody has been able to date the origins" of this statement, but "the director himself recalled that he might have said something along those lines in the late 1920s"
As quoted in New Society, London, (10 May 1984)
“Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.”
Interview on CBS TV (20 February 1977)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAlfred Hitchcock
Born: August 13, 1899
Died: April 29, 1980 (aged 80)
Bio: Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was an English film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. On 19 April 1955, he became an American citizen while remaining a British subject.
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