A comprehensive, behind-the-scenes overview of the work of director Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), examining all his career, from the early films made in the UK in the 20s and 30s, to his move to Hollywood. The book includes a complete filmography.
A comprehensive, behind-the-scenes examination of the work of director Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980). Fully illustrated throughout in colour and black and white, this book examines all of the director's career, from the early films made in the UK in the 20th and 30th, to his move to Hollywood where he became co-producer as well as director of his films. It therefore provides an overview of his movies as well as being a visual celebration of one of the word's most renowned directors. Many of the illustrations are published here for the first time and include film stills, shots from film sets, storyboards and reproductions of Hitchcock's annotated scripts. The book also includes a complete filmography.
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Prologue: the unknown Hitchcock; panorama of the English period. Hitchcok in Hollywood: Hitchcock versus Hitler -"Saboteur"; an American filmmaker - "Shadow of a Doubt" ("Lifeboat" , "Spellbound"); writing with the camera -"Notorious" ("The Paradine Case", "Rope", "Under Capricorn", "Stage Fright"); Hitchcok as producer -"Stranger on a Train" ("I Confess", "Dial M for Murder"); the uncertainty principle - "Rear Window" ("To Catch a Thief", "The Trouble with Harry"); reinventing a classic -"The Man who Knew too Much" ("The Wrong Man"); a failed exorcism - "Vertigo"; the mysteries of "North by Northwest"; "Psycho", or the art of mise-en-scene; winging it - "The Birds" ("Marnie", "Torn Curtain", "Topaz", "Frenzy", "Family Plot"). Epilogue: in memoriam "Mary Rose".
Hitchcock at Work by Bill Krohn
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