Was the castaway on BBC Radio's "Desert Island Discs" show. His luxury item was a continental railway timetable, his chosen book was Mrs Beeton's "Household Management" and his selected record was Richard Wagner's "Siegfried's Horn-call" (from the opera "The Ring of the Nibelung").
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Mr. Alfred Hitchcock | Sir Alfred Hitchcock
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I like stories with lots of psychology.
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'.
Liked to use major stars in his films that the audience was familiar with, so he could dispense with character development and focus more on the plot.
The Master of Suspense