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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] has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up.
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.