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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, billed as England's best director, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood in 1939.
Alfred Hitchcock literally devouring Tom Prideaux’s "Love or Nothing: The Life and Times of Ellen Terry."
Making a film means, first of all, to tell a story...The next factor is the technique of filmmaking...Technique should enrich the action...The only thing that matters is whether the installation of the camera at a given angle is going to give the scene its maximum impact. The beauty of the image & movement, the rhythm & the effects—everything must be subordinate to the purpose. - Alfred Hitchcock