Saturday, August 14, 2004

Sir Alfred on Americans and Hollywood Movies

Regarding Hollywood movie fare, and these who complain about the supposedly totally unjust dominance of the movie industry by American films, yesterday was the birthday of Sir Alfred Hitchcock, the film director, writer, and producer (1899-1980) who said that
You've got to remember the American audience is the global audience. I once said to an Englishman: "You don't understand America, because you think they are Americans, but they are not. America is full of foreigners. They are all foreigners since 1776." So whatever frightens the Americans frightens the Italians, the Rumanians, the Danes, and everyone else from Europe.

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