His military stint was limited, and he mainly engaged in theoretical briefings, weekend drills, and exercises.Hitchcock would march around London's Hyde Park and was required to wear military puttees, though he never mastered the proper wrapping of them.
" routine, as it is a short dialogue piece resembling antic dialogue from a music hall skit.It captures the confusion that occurs when a group of actors decide to put together a sketch in which they will impersonate themselves. "The History of Pea Eating" (1920) is a satirical disquisition on the various attempts that people have made over the centuries to eat peas successfully.Hitchcock was a film fan from his teenage years, and in 1919 began his film career at the age of twenty, working as a title card designer for the London branch of the American firm Famous Players-Lasky, the production arm of Paramount Pictures, at Islington Studios.After Famous Players-Lasky pulled out of London in 1922, Hitchcock stayed as part of the studio staff." And the other answers, "Oh, that's a Macguffin." The first man asks, "What's a Macguffin?
" "Well," the other man says, "It's an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands." The first man says, "But there are no lions in the Scottish Highlands, and the other one answers, "Well then, that's no Macguffin!His work often features fugitives on the run alongside "icy blonde" female characters.He directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades and is often regarded as one of the most influential directors in cinematic history.In 1966, Hitchcock explained to French director François Truffaut: [Mac Guffin] might be a Scottish name, taken from a story about two men in a train.One man says, "What's that package up there in the baggage rack?The short story "And There Was No Rainbow" (1920) is Hitchcock's first brush with possibly censurable material.