His play, "Vanilla," was performed at the Lyric Theatre in London, England with Sian Phillips, Joanna Lumley, Ron Cook, Greg Hicks, and Charlotte Cornwell in the cast. Harold Pinter was director.
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Mr. Alfred Hitchcock | Sir Alfred Hitchcock
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[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.
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'.