Quotation by Alfred Hitchcock

In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings.
Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980), Anglo-American filmmaker. Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1984).
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