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What does this comparison between "Chekhovian" and "Hitchcockian" lines mean?

The sentences can be explained with the help of the fuller context: I speak to Lisa and Lisa speaks of parallel crying, the crying that comes alongside art but not precisely from it. Plot does not ...
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What does this comparison between "Chekhovian" and "Hitchcockian" lines mean?

Chekhov's gun … is a dramatic principle that states that every element in a story must be necessary, and irrelevant elements should be removed. … "One must never place a loaded rifle on the stage ...
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Murder thriller short story where a starlet kills her former agent and husband, who compulsively winks in a "sleazy" manner

I found it. "Getting Rid of George" by Robert Arthur. The plot summary from the TV adaptation, "Good-Bye, George" Academy Award hopeful Lana Layne's past comes back to haunt her ...
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Alfred Hitchcock story with a man seeing creatures out of the corner of his eye

A story matching that description can be found in the anthology, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents: My Favorites in Suspense” (1959, Random House). The story is called “They bite”, by Anthony Boucher (...
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