- The master of suspense is one of the most popular and influential film-makers in the history of the cinema. It is shocking that he directed more than 50 films in a career that spanned 6 decades, pioneered various cinematic techniques, had hordes of fans, influenced hundreds of subsequent directors and yet never received an Academy Award for best director.
- Hitchcock loved to make cameo appearances in his films.
- The MacGuffin - is “a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot of a work of fiction”.
Sherlock Holmes is Britain's most famous fictional detective. Created by the Scottish author and doctor, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he first appeared in a short story in 1887 called “A Study in Scarlet” before going on to the feature in a total of four novels and 56 short stories.
The titles of the novels:
“A Study in Scarlet”, “The Sign of the Four”, “The Hound of the Baskervilles”, “The Valley of Fear”.
It is Dr Watson who narrates the majority of the Holmes murder mysteries.
British killers: Jack the Ripper (Kuba Rozpruwacz) - he killed 5 people (all of them were killed in the same area, all of them were prostitutes.
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