* CreatorBacklash:
** Hitchcock once said that he regretted ''Film/ForeignCorrespondent'' inspiring a real-life assassination.
** He once called ''Film/{{Rope}}'' a failed experiment.
** He didn't much care for ''Film/UnderCapricorn'', as he felt he couldn't make it anything more than a costume drama and regretted casting Joseph Cotten.
* 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 ''Film/{{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/The39Steps'' he needed a shocked reaction from Madeline Carroll. He achieved this by pretending to pull his cock out.
* MissingEpisode:
** Hitchcock's first film, a 1923 release called ''The White Shadow'', was thought lost for more than 80 years--until its first three reels were [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/8781253/Lost-Alfred-Hitchcock-classic-shown-after-80-years.html found]] as part of a private collection in New Zealand.
** 1927's ''The Mountain Eagle'' is not known to survive in any form, despite exhaustive searches of film archives. Check your attic. In his interviews with Truffaut, Hitchcock was dismissive of the film, insisting that it was not a very good film and that the succeeding film, ''Film/TheLodger'' was his first major work.
* ProductionPosse: Amassed a sizable one over his long career.
** His wife Alma Reville served as script supervisor on his first film and played a key role in all his films,
** Joan Harrison was another important producer and was in charge of ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents''.
** Robert Boyle was his preferred Production Designer
** Robert Burks was his most common cinematographer (certainly in the 1950s)
** George Tomassini was his editor until he died after ''Film/{{Marnie}}''
** Most famously Music/BernardHerrmann and Saul Bass.
** Actors to appear frequently in his films include Creator/JamesStewart, Creator/CaryGrant, Creator/IngridBergman, Creator/GraceKelly and several other actors of course.
** Several of the actors had UndyingLoyalty to Hitchcock. A prime example of this is actor Norman Lloyd, who later went on to play Dr. Daniel Auschlander on ''Series/StElsewhere'' and Dr. Isaac Mentnor on ''Series/SevenDays'', who worked for Hitchcock as an associate producer and director on ''Alfred Hitchcock Presents''. At the time, Hitchcock was the only person willing to give him any type of gainful employment. Other than that, he had been blacklisted in the entertainment industry for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee and identify suspected communists and as a result, had been branded as a communist himself.
** Screenwriter Angus Mac Phail (who he credited for coining the McGuffin) had trouble with alcoholism and Hitchcock arranged him to work on ''Film/TheWrongMan'' to help his friend out.
* 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.
** 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.)