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Alfred Hitchcock

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Focuses on the career and achievements of the director who envisioned a new kind of thriller.

Once upon a dreadful time

Author : Alfred Hitchcock
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A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock

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The most comprehensive volume ever published on Alfred Hitchcock, covering his career and legacy as well as the broader cultural and intellectual contexts of his work. Contains thirty chapters by the leading Hitchcock scholars Covers his long career, from his earliest contributions to other directors’ silent films to his last uncompleted last film Details the enduring legacy he left to filmmakers and audiences alike

Alfred Hitchcock

Author : Alfred Hitchcock
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Presents a collection of interviews with the British film director which span his five decade career.

Alfred Hitchcock

Author : Paula Marantz Cohen
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This provocative study traces Alfred Hitchcock's long directorial career from Victorianism to postmodernism. Paula Cohen considers a sampling of Hitchcock's best films -- Shadow of a Doubt, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho -- as well as some of his more uneven ones -- Rope, The Wrong Man, Topaz -- and makes connections between his evolution as a filmmaker and trends in the larger society. Drawing on a number of methodologies including feminism, psychoanalysis, and family systems, the author provides an insightful look at the paradox of a Victorian-style gentleman who evolved into one of the leading masters of the modern medium of film. Cohen sees Hitchcock's films as developing, in part, as a masculine response to the domestic, psychological novels that had appealed primarily to women during the Victorian era. His career, she argues, can be seen as an attempt to balance "the two faces of Victorianism": the masculine legacy of law and hierarchy and the feminine legacy of feeling and imagination. Also central to her thesis is the Victorian model of the nuclear family and its permutations, especially the father-daughter dyad. She postulates a fundamental dynamic in Hitchcock's films, what she calls a "daughter's effect," and relates it to the social role of the family as an institution and to Hitchcock's own relationship with his daughter, Patricia, who appeared in three of his films. Cohen argues that Hitchcock's films reflect his Victorian legacy and serve as a map for ideological trends. She charts his development from his British period through his classic Hollywood years into his later phase, tracing a conceptual evolution that corresponds to an evolution in cultural identity -- one that builds on a Victorian inheritance and ultimately discards it.

Alfred Hitchcock

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This biography assesses Hitchcock's American career, from his arrival in Hollywood in 1939 right up to his last film in the 1970s. These years cover Hitchcock's most accomplished period of film-making when he thoroughly established his reputation as a master of suspense. As well as providing a detailed examination of the films themselves, this book takes a close look at the director's working methods - his relations with producers and production companies, favoured stars, writers and other collaborators - and highlights Hitchcock's involvement in virtually every aspect of each production, from the script and design to editing and scoring. The book is illustrated with production shots and film stills.

Hitchcock on Hitchcock Volume 2

Author : Alfred Hitchcock
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This second volume of Alfred Hitchcock’s reflections on his life and work and the art of cinema contains material long out of print, not easily accessible, and in some cases forgotten or unknown. Edited by Sidney Gottlieb, this new collection of interviews, articles with the great director's byline, and “as-told-to” pieces provides an enlivening perspective on a career that spanned seven decades and transformed the history of cinema. In writings and interviews imbued with the same exuberance and originality that he brought to his films, Hitchcock ranges from accounts of his own life and experiences to provocative comments on filmmaking techniques and cinema in general. Wry, thoughtful, witty, and humorous—as well as brilliantly informative and insightful—this volume contains much valuable material that adds to our understanding and appreciation of a titan who decades after his death remains one of the most renowned and influential of all filmmakers. François Truffaut once said that Hitchcock “had given more thought to the potential of his art than any of his colleagues.” This profound contemplation of his art is superbly captured in the pieces from all periods of Hitchcock’s career gathered in this volume, which reveal fascinating details about how he envisioned and attempted to create a “pure cinema” that was entertaining, commercially successful, and artistically ambitious and innovative in an environment that did not always support this lofty goal.

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Author : Robert A. Harris
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Hitchcock and Selznick

Author : Leonard J. Leff
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Paperback reprint of a book depicting the oddly brilliant relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick, two of Hollywood's most legendary filmmakers.

Alfred Hitchcock

Author : Nicholas Haeffner
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Nicholas Haeffner provides a comprehensive introduction to Alfred Hitchcock's major British and Hollywood films and usefully navigates the reader through a wealth of critical commentaries. One of the acknowledged giants of film, Hitchcock's prolific half-century career spanned the silent and sound eras and resulted in 53 films of which Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958) and Psycho (1960) are now seen as classics within the suspense, melodrama and horror genres. In contrast to previous works, which have attempted to get inside Hitchcock's mind and psychoanalyse his films, this book takes a more materialist stance. As Haeffner makes clear, Hitchcock was simultaneously a professional film maker working as part of a team in the film factories of Hollywood, a media celebrity, and an aspiring artist gifted with considerable entrepreneurial flair for marketing himself and his films. The book makes a case for locating the director's remarkable body of work within traditions of highbrow, middlebrow and lowbrow culture, appealing to different audience constituencies in a calculated strategy. The book upholds the case for taking Hitchcock's work seriously and challenges his popular reputation as a misogynist through detailed analyses of his most controversial films.

Hitchcock on Hitchcock Volume 1

Author : Alfred Hitchcock
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A selection of Hitchcock's writings and interviews, arranged in several thematic groupings."

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Author : Patrick Humphries
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Examines Hitchcock's career, shows how his films reflect his own anxieties and neuroses, and reveals a master storyteller and technical wizard

The Last Days of Alfred Hitchcock

Author : David Freeman
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A Memoir by His Last Collaborator and the Final Unproduced Screenplay, The Short Night' A penetrating account of the author's experience working with the famous director on 'The Short Night,' Hitchcock's final film project, which remains unproduced. Takes the reader behind the scenes,into Hitchcock's home and into the Universal Studios bungalow where the director planned his movies, giving an insider's look at the way Hitch worked and illuminating a very private side of the man. Illustrated with 29 B & W photos.'

Alfred Hitchcock

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Master of the macabre Hitchcock is analyzed in this volume that cover his most famous films (""Frenzy, The Birds, Psycho"") and memorable cameos in all his movies.

The Genealogy of the Hitchcock Family

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The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock s Vertigo

Author : Douglas A. Cunningham
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This collection of essays examines the relationship that Vertigo enjoys with the histories and cultural imaginations of California and, more specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area. Contributors to this collection explore the specificities of place and the role such specificities play in our comprehensive efforts to understand Hitchcock's most critically acclaimed film.

Perspectives on Alfred Hitchcock

Author : David Boyd
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One of the esteemed Hollywood directors and large influence on successive generation of American directors, Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) receives much attention. In the modern world, his films have particularly attracted the attention of feminist, political, and post-modernist critics. This collection of essays on the director and his work is divided into two main sections. Section one overviews Hitchcock's life, work, and general structural aspects of his film-making. Part two offers essays focusing on many of the more important films including Psycho, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Rear Window.

Alfred Hitchcock in the Vertigo Murders

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When a series of murders plaguing Los Angeles in 1957 claims a friend of Alfred Hitchcock, the esteemed director assists an L.A.P.D. detective in solving the case. Simultaneous.

Hitchcock

Author : Francois Truffaut
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One is ravished by the density of insights into cinematic questions....Truffaut performed a tour de force of tact in getting this ordinarily guarded man to open up as he had never done before (and never would again)....If the 1967 Hitchcock/Truffaut can now be seen as something of a classic, this revised version is even better. Phillip Lopate The New York Times Book Review

The Alfred Hitchcock Movie Quiz Book

Author : Bryan Brown
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