What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out.
The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
Ideas come from everything
The picture’s over. Now I have to go and put it on film.
Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same...
In North By Northwest during the scene on Mount Rushmore, I wanted Cary Grant to hide in Lincoln’s nostril and then have a fit of sneezing. The Parks Commission…was rather upset at this thought. I...
The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book — it makes a very poor doorstop.
I’m sure anyone who likes a good crime, provided it is not the victim.
Suspense is like a woman. The more left to the imagination, the more the excitement. … The conventional big-bosomed blonde is not mysterious. And what could be more obvious than the old black velvet and...
It seems to me that television is exactly like a gun. Your enjoyment of it is determined by which end of it you’re on.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director” – Alfred Hitchcock
I have never known birds of different species to flock together. The very concept is unimaginable. Why, if that happened, we wouldn’t stand a chance! How could we possibly hope to fight them?
Seeing a murder on television… can help work off one’s antagonisms. And if you haven’t any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
Revenge is sweet and not fattening.
Twenty to life, she got, with time off for good behavior. You come around next spring. I’ll introduce you.
In many of the films now being made, there is very little cinema: they are mostly what I call ‘photographs of people talking.’ When we tell a story in cinema we should resort to dialogue...
Gee, I’m sorry I didn’t hear you in all this rain. Go ahead in, please.”Anthony Perkin’s Norman BatesTalking To Janet Leigh’s Marion Crane.
Love those wrongdoers, they need it more than you.
Puns are the highest form of literature.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
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