Alfred Hitchcock

Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.

For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.

There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it.

Iím not against the police; Iím just afraid of them.

Television has brought back murder into the home--where it belongs.

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.

In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They donít want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings.

Memorable Quotations: Filmmakers

Memorable Quotations: Screenwriters
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