Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock! This directorial game changer would have been 113 years old today. In celebration of his birthday, here is a curated post of Hitchcock on Hitchcock, cameos, quotes and more:

The Hitchcock Cameo: Check out this video of all the cameos that Hitchcock ever made.

How the Iconic Director Changed One Boy’s Life: “Many times it takes such a spark as this to help a youngster out of his shell and on the road to confidence.” Read more, here.

 Hitchcock on Happiness:

Here are 10 of my favorite Hitchcock quotes:

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.

– A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.

– Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.

– 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.

– Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.

– Give them pleasure – the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.

– I am to provide the public with beneficial shocks.

– There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. 

– I’m full of fears and I do my best to avoid difficulties and any kind of complications. I like everything around me to be clear as crystal and completely calm.

– Luck is everything… My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I’m fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn’t make a good suspense film.

Happy Birthday, sir!

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Photo source: #1 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com , #2: telegraph.co.uk

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