Produced a pilot starring Dennis O'Keefe
for a crime/adventure series called "Clue" as a professor of criminology who liked to put his theories into action..
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Mr. Alfred Hitchcock | Sir Alfred Hitchcock
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I don't understand why we have to experiment with film. I think everything should be done on paper. A musician has to do it, a composer. He puts a lot of dots down and beautiful music comes out. And I think that students should be taught to visualize. That's the one thing missing in all this. The one thing that the student has got to do is to learn that there is a rectangle up there - a white ...
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'.
In a lot of his films (more noticeably in the early black and white American films), he used to create more shadows on the walls to create suspense and tension (e.g., the "Glowing Milk" scene in Suspicion
(1941) or the ominous shadow during the opening credits of Saboteur