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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Did You Know?
Fear isn't so difficult to understand. After all, weren't we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It's just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.
In addition to his fear of the police, Hitchcock possessed one other phobia: eggs.
He hated to shoot on location. He preferred to shoot at the studio where he could have full control of lighting and other factors. This is why even his later films contain special effects composite and rear screen shots.
The Master of Suspense