Meaning of Drama Is Life With The Dull Bits Cut Out Quote by Alfred Hitchcock.
What is the meaning of “Drama Is Life With The Dull Bits Cut Out.“
The quotation is pertaining to the writing and was given by Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, the great director, in a comment to reporters after watching the movie The Man Who Knew Too Much in the year 1956. It means that drama has its element picked from daily life. But what drama doesn’t include are the dull moments of daily life like flossing, taking out the dump and such things if there is no point in showing it.
Drama reflects life. Every fiction is someone’s fact. But drama also has time constraints and hence it only shows the interesting parts. It wouldn’t show the characters in the drama eating cereals in the drama or taking out the garbage to brushing their teeth or sleeping eight hours a day, especially if there is no point in showing it. The “dull bits” in the quotation is often replaced with the “boring parts” or “dull parts”.