Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Top Hitchcock Quotes

Producer, director and all-around man of mystery Alfred Hitchcock was born on this day in 1899. To commemorate the date, Studio System News offers up a subjective but nonetheless highly entertaining list of “Top 10 Alfred Hitchcock Quotes.”

The number one quote isn’t very instructive, but it’s fun (if somewhat insulting to actors.)
“I never said all actors are cattle. What I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.”
For my money, a couple of the included quotes relate directly to the writing life. For instance:
“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.”
Which is an interesting thought, any way you turn it. Here’s another:
“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.”
Which seems certainly one to think about.

You can see the other collected quotes here.


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