History Trivia / AlfredHitchcock

9th Sep '16 4:36:09 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** The story of ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}'' called for Joan Fontaine to be nervous around the other actors, so Hitchcock told her that no one else on set liked her. Creator/LaurenceOlivier did hate her, repeatedly telling Hitch, [[JerkAss "She can't act, old boy!"]]. This was more because of Joan Fontaine's inexperience at the time than anything else. For ''Suspicion'', for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress, he relied on her more. Fontaine enjoyed working with Hitchcock on the whole.

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** The story of ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}'' called for Joan Fontaine to be nervous around the other actors, so Hitchcock told her that no one else on set liked her. Creator/LaurenceOlivier did hate her, repeatedly telling Hitch, [[JerkAss "She can't act, old boy!"]]. This was more because of Joan Fontaine's inexperience at the time than anything else. For ''Suspicion'', ''Film/{{Suspicion}}'', for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress, he relied on her more. Fontaine enjoyed working with Hitchcock on the whole.
9th Sep '16 4:35:04 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Ironic because Hitchcock actually disliked MethodActing or what was then known [[{{Flanderization}} as Method Acting]]. He made more than fifty films over several decades, and generally did not make this a practice but some examples stand out.
** In the attic scene in ''Film/TheBirds'', Hitchcock had crew guys hurling real gulls and crows at Tippi Hedren...for five straight days of shooting. As a result, she was plagued by dreams of flapping wings. The birds themselves had been fed whiskey to make them more aggressive. Needless to say, this was ''long'' before the NoAnimalsWereHarmed certificates.
** The story of ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}'' called for Joan Fontaine to be nervous around the other actors, so Hitchcock told her that no one else on set liked her. Creator/LaurenceOlivier did hate her, repeatedly telling Hitch, [[JerkAss "She can't act, old boy!"]]. This was more because of Joan Fontaine's inexperience at the time than anything else. For ''Suspicion'', for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress, he relied on her more. Fontaine enjoyed working with Hitchcock on the whole.
** For ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'', Kim Novak was not his first choice, and most of the costumes were selected for Vera Miles (she appeared in ''Film/TheWrongMan'' and played Marion Crane's sister later in ''Film/{{Psycho}}''). So Kim Novak's stiffness and discomfort as Madeleine emphasized by costumes for another actress actually helped her in that role.
** Hitchcock was a notorious practical joker and was never tired of making jokes and shocking his cast and crew. When filming ''Film/{{The 39 Steps|1935}}'' he needed a shocked reaction from Madeline Carroll. He achieved this by pretending to pull his cock out.
6th Jan '16 7:07:43 PM AllenbysEyes
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* CreatorBacklash: Hitchcock once said that he regretted ''Film/ForeignCorrespondent'' inspiring a real-life assassination.
28th Aug '13 8:38:01 PM Mdumas43073
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** Creator/IanFleming wanted Hitchcock to be the one to direct the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film. He also wanted CaryGrant to play Bond, which casts ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'' in an entirely new light.

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** Creator/IanFleming wanted Hitchcock to be the one to direct the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film. He (He also wanted CaryGrant to play Bond, which casts ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'' in an entirely new light.)
28th Aug '13 8:37:43 PM Mdumas43073
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** Creator/IanFleming wanted Hitchcock to be the one to direct the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film.

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** Creator/IanFleming wanted Hitchcock to be the one to direct the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film. He also wanted CaryGrant to play Bond, which casts ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'' in an entirely new light.
28th Aug '13 8:37:03 PM Mdumas43073
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were numerous additional films that Hitchcock had planned, but for one reason or another never got around to making. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unproduced_Hitchcock_projects an extensive list]] of these aborted projects. Among them, Hitchcock could have been the director for the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were numerous additional films that Hitchcock had planned, but for one reason or another never got around to making. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unproduced_Hitchcock_projects an extensive list]] of these aborted projects. Among them, projects.
** Creator/IanFleming wanted
Hitchcock could have been to be the director for one to direct the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film.
28th Aug '13 8:33:21 PM Mdumas43073
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were numerous additional films that Hitchcock had planned, but for one reason or another never got around to making. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unproduced_Hitchcock_projects an extensive list]] of these aborted projects. Among them, Hitchcock could have been the director to direct the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were numerous additional films that Hitchcock had planned, but for one reason or another never got around to making. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unproduced_Hitchcock_projects an extensive list]] of these aborted projects. Among them, Hitchcock could have been the director to direct for the first ''Film/JamesBond'' film.
15th Apr '13 8:32:07 PM nombretomado
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were numerous additional films that Hitchcock had planned, but for one reason or another never got around to making. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unproduced_Hitchcock_projects an extensive list]] of these aborted projects. Among them, Hitchcock could have been the director to direct the first ''JamesBond'' film.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were numerous additional films that Hitchcock had planned, but for one reason or another never got around to making. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unproduced_Hitchcock_projects an extensive list]] of these aborted projects. Among them, Hitchcock could have been the director to direct the first ''JamesBond'' ''Film/JamesBond'' film.
22nd Dec '12 5:55:04 AM kchishol
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were numerous additional films that Hitchcock had planned, but for one reason or another never got around to making. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unproduced_Hitchcock_projects an extensive list]] of these aborted projects.

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\n* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There were numerous additional films that Hitchcock had planned, but for one reason or another never got around to making. TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unproduced_Hitchcock_projects an extensive list]] of these aborted projects. Among them, Hitchcock could have been the director to direct the first ''JamesBond'' film.
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