Hitchcock began work on his tenth film, Blackmail (1929), when its production company British International Pictures (BIP) decided to convert its Elstree facility to sound, and to utilise that new technology in Blackmail.It was an early "talkie", often cited by film historians as a landmark film, During this period, Hitchcock directed segments for a BIP musical film revue Elstree Calling (1930) and directed a short film featuring two Film Weekly scholarship winners entitled An Elastic Affair (1930)." 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!Hitchcock The Director mosaic at Leytonstone tube station.A series of mosaics of Hitchcock's life and works are located in the tube station which were commissioned by the London Borough of Waltham Forest He was the second son and the youngest of three children of William Hitchcock (1862–1914), a greengrocer and poulterer, and Emma Jane Hitchcock (née Whelan; 1863–1942). Hitchcock was raised as a Roman Catholic, and sent to Salesian College, Battersea, During the First World War, Hitchcock was called up to serve in the British Army; he was ultimately excused from military service with a 'C3' classification due to his size, height or an unnamed medical condition, but was nonetheless "able to stand service conditions in garrisons at home".(13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, referred to as the "Master of Suspense".He pioneered many elements of the suspense and psychological thriller genres.
In addition, he framed shots to maximise anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative forms of film editing.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?During this period, he became an unusual combination of screenwriter, art director, and assistant director on a series of five films for Balcon and director Graham Cutts: Woman to Woman (1923), The White Shadow (1924), The Passionate Adventure (1924), The Blackguard (1925), and The Prude's Fall (1925). gave Hitchcock another opportunity for a directing credit with The Pleasure Garden (1925), a co-production of Gainsborough and the German firm Emelka, which he made at the Geiselgasteig studio near Munich in the summer of 1925. Alma was to become Hitchcock's closest collaborator, but her contributions to his films (some of which were credited on screen) Hitchcock would discuss only in private, as she was keen to avoid public attention.Hitchcock's 1925 collaboration with Cutts, The Blackguard (German: Die Prinzessin und der Geiger, 1925), was produced at the Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam, where Hitchcock observed part of the making of F. In 1928, Hitchcock and Alma purchased a house named 'Winter's Grace', situated on Stroud Lane, Shamley Green, in Surrey.His first thriller, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927), helped shape the thriller genre in film.