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Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) was a British film director, producer and screenplay writer often referred to as "The Master of Suspense." The director was known for his distinct profile and habit of appearing in his own films as a bit player or extra.

Hitchcock began his career in the silent film era in Britain in 1920. The director fell into film by accident, having studied at the School of Engineering and Navigation in London, following his dream of becoming an engineer. After graduation, Hitchcock went to work at the Henley Telegraph Company as an electrical technician. The director was promoted and ended up in the advertising department which allowed him to spend part of the day drawing various items. That position led to a job in the title department, a job which entailed creating subtitles and innocuous drawings to be used in silent films. Hitchcock eventually joined a studio...

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