Literary Birthday - 13 August - Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock was born 13 August 1899, and died 29 April 1980


  1. Drama is life with the dull parts left out.
  2. Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.
  3. Really, the novelist has the best casting since he doesn’t have to cope with the actors and all the rest.
  4. I’m a writer and, therefore, automatically a suspicious character.
  5. The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.
  6. 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.
  7. Self-plagiarism is style.
  8. I can’t read fiction without visualizing every scene. The result is it becomes a series of pictures rather than a book.
  9. We try to tell a good story and develop a hefty plot. Themes emerge as we go along.
  10. Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.

Hitchcock was an English film director and producer. He was also a master storyteller who worked closely with screenwriters on his films. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. 

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