(10/19/59) Radio: Appeared 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 | Hitchcock
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on the making of Psycho
(1960) and a fake torso made by the special effects department that spurted blood when stabbed with a knife] But I never used it. It was all unnecessary because the cocking of the knife, the girl's face and the feet and everything was so rapid that there were 78 separate pieces of film in 45 seconds.
In spite of his rather stolid exterior, Hitchcock was known to his family and close associates for his sense of humor. Home movie footage has recently surfaced, showing the director larking about with various people.
Often makes the audience empathizes with the villain's plight, usually in a sequence where the villain is in danger of being caught.