A twentieth-century English-born filmmaker who specialized in suspense. Some of his best-known films are The Birds, The Man Who Knew Too Much, North by Northwest, and Psycho.
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Are Scrabble Tile Values In Need Of An Overhaul?Invented by out-of-work architect Alfred Butts during the Great Depression, Scrabble is a staple of word lovers’ lives. The popularity of this beloved game took off in the mid-1950s and has been an essential part of the canon of classic board games ever since. To determine Scrabble’s tile values, Alfred Butts carefully analyzed letter frequency in various periodicals, including the front page of the New York …
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