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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[on the making of Psycho
(1960) and a fake torso made by the special effects department that spurted blood when stabbed with a knife] But I never used it. It was all unnecessary because the cocking of the knife, the girl's face and the feet and everything was so rapid that there were 78 separate pieces of film in 45 seconds.
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 ...