- Audition/pilot show for radio series "Suspense" played under the name "Forecast" with voice work from Herbert Marshall and Edmund Gwenn.
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Mr. Alfred Hitchcock | Sir Alfred Hitchcock
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Did You Know?
When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, "It's in the script". If he says, "But what's my motivation?", I say, "Your salary".
Many of Hitchcock's films have one-word titles: Blackmail
(1969) and Frenzy
(1972). He favored one-word titles because he felt that it was uncluttered, clean and easily remembered by the audience.
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 ...
The Master of Suspense