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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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".
As a longstanding friend of Sidney Bernstein
(the pair had formed production company Transatlantic Pictures together in the 1940s) Hitch was the first celebrity visitor to the set of long-running UK soap opera Coronation Street
(1960), during a June 1964 visit to the Manchester studios of Granada Television which Bernstein co-founded with his brother Cecil.
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 ...