Pearls of wisdom from Alfred:
"Suspense is like a woman. The more left to the imagination, the more the excitement. Audiences are more enjoyably scared when they think about rather than see mayhem.
The conventional big-bosomed blonde is not mysterious.
Audiences like romance with their mystery. They always want to know "where does the girl fit in?"
Movie titles, like women, should be easy to remember without being familiar.
The perfect "woman of mystery" is one who is blonde, subtle and Nordic, like Eva Marie Saint. How to achieve this mystery? By what she says, by the way she dresses, and by her actions.