(November 15 to 16, 1996) His work, "Lifeboat," was presented for the 12th Annual Brown-Forman Classics in Context Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Mr. Alfred Hitchcock | Sir Alfred Hitchcock
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[on his cameos] One of the earliest of these was in The Lodger
(1927), the story of Jack the Ripper. My appearance called for me to walk up the stairs of the rooming house. Since my walk-ons in subsequent pictures would be equally strenuous - boarding buses, playing chess, etc. - I asked for a stunt man. Casting, with an unusual lack of perception, hired this fat man!
In the late 1940s, Hitchcock had plans to make a modernized version of Hamlet. Hitchcock's Shakespearean vision was of a "psychological melodrama" (set in contemporary England, and starring Cary Grant
in the title role). The project was scrapped when Hitchcock's studio caught wind of a potential lawsuit from a professor who had already written a modern-day version of Hamlet.
His "MacGuffins" were objects or devices which drove the plot and were of great interest to the film's characters, but which to the audience were otherwise inconsequential and could be forgotten once they had served their purpose. The most notable examples include bottled uranium in Notorious
(1946), the wedding ring in Rear Window
(1954), the microfilm in North by Northwest
(1959) and the ...