|Legendary storyteller, legendary films.|
| Hitchcock's Rebecca, |
his one and only Oscar.
|Hitchcock's first hit, 1927.|
|Over fifty films, some familiar, some...not so much.|
|Alfred Hitchcock was never shy about putting his own persona into his work, whether in|
his many cameo appearances or in promoting his pictures.
|The scream heard round the world.|
The video above is long, but fun, perhaps the best part of each night's episode.
Seldom are great directors beloved by those who work for them. Part of that can be accounted for by their perfectionist tendencies. Such masters of their craft "don't suffer fools lightly." In most cases, such film making geniuses are, at best, respected. At worst, they're hated. Tippi Hedren (star of Hitchcock's The Birds) accused Hitchcock of misogyny and of ruining her career when she resisted his sexual advances. Other actors and actresses who have worked with him defend Hitchcock, reasoning that he considered actors as "animated props." As a rising young director in England, Hitchcock is said to have referred to actors as "cattle." Years later, in an interview, when questioned about his bovine reference, Hitchcock claimed to have been misquoted. He said instead, "...actors should be treated like cattle."
|Another Alfred Hitchcock cameo appearance, Lifeboat, 1944|