Truffaut: Are dreams important to your work?
Hitchcock: Daydreams probably.
Truffaut: To me, childhood is a painful age, when mistakes are forbidden, when every error becomes a calamity.
Truffaut: This is something one finds often in your work, the expansion of time.
Hitchcock: Yes. That's what film is for... to add a contract time or extend it whenever you wish.
Hitchcock: I suppose the films with atmosphere, suspense and incident are really my creations as a writer.