Also lent his name and character to a series of adolescent books called "Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators" (circa 1950s-1960s). The premise was that main character Jupiter Jones won the use of Mr. Hitchcock's limousine. Hitch also often wrote forewards to this series of books.
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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.
Although some of the movie going public knew him, his fame really took off after 1955. That was when Alfred Hitchcock Presents
(1955) started. When the show was broadcast in homes week after week, it gave him a much bigger exposure in the public eye. He also became quite rich from the show when it was syndicated in the United States and overseas.
In order to create suspense in his films, he would alternate between different shots to extend cinematic time (e.g., the climax of Saboteur
(1942), the cropduster sequence in North by Northwest
(1959), the shower scene in Psycho
(1960), etc.) His driving sequences were also shot in this particular way. They would typically alternate between the character's point of view while driving and a ...