Alfred Hitchcock, 'The Master', is the most widely known and influential director in the history of cinema. His prolific body of work spanned over 50 years. After some exposure to German-expressionism 'Hitch' established his preferred niche in the mystery/suspense genre where his films dominated public appeal for decades. His meticulous preparation and understanding of every facet of the plot and production medium of each project allowed the actual filming process to be considered a foregone conclusion. It would, hopefully, be a decision-less process with every contingency already thoroughly considered. To deter studio post-intervention with his films Hitch would strive to limit his shooting process to only the required scenes. With each sequence essential to the plot, fitting as cohesively as the pieces of a puzzle, it left no other conceivable manner for them to be edited.

Suggested Reading

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The Art of Alfred Hitchcock : Fifty Years of His Motion Pictures
by Donald Spoto 

The Masterpiece Collection     Hitchcock - The British Years

Director - Selected filmography and DVDBeaver review links:

Family Plot (1976), Frenzy (1972), Topaz (1969), Torn Curtain (1966), Marnie (1964), The Birds (1963), Psycho (1960), North by Northwest (1959), Vertigo (1958), Suspicion (1957), The Wrong Man (1956), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), The Trouble with Harry (1955), To Catch a Thief (1955), Rear Window (1954), Dial M for Murder (1954), I Confess (1953), Strangers on a Train (1951), Stage Fright (1950), Under Capricorn (1949), Rope (1948), The Paradine Case (1947), Notorious (1946), Spellbound (1945), Lifeboat (1944), Bon Voyage (1944), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Saboteur (1942), Suspicion (1941), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941), Foreign Correspondent (1940), Rebecca (1940), Jamaica Inn (1939), The Lady Vanishes (1938), Young and Innocent (1937), Sabotage (1936), Secret Agent (1936), The 39 Steps (1935), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), Waltzes from Vienna (1933), Number 17 (1932), Rich and Strange (1931), The Skin Game (1931), Murder! (1930), Blackmail (1929), The Manxman (1929), Easy Virtue (1928), The Farmer's Wife (1928), Champagne (1928), Downhill (1927), The Ring (1927), The Lodger (1927)