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Title:
The Alfred Hitchcock story
Author:
Mogg, Ken.
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Publication Information:
Dallas, Tex : Taylor Pub., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
ix, 211 pages, 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780878331635
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The authoritative guide to the world's best-loved and most respected film director. The story combines complete stroy synopes, insightful commentary, and a stunning collection of photographs to capture the essence of the acclaimed Master of Suspense.


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Library Journal Review

Verdict: This highly illustrated film-by-film analysis of Hitchcock's work features many valuable highlights and side notes on his career. FranAois Truffaut's Hitchcock remains essential for public and academic libraries; this book is an attractive optional purchase for most film collections. Background: Although Hitchcock worked almost exclusively within the suspense genre, he experimented endlessly with, e.g., a filmed stagelike production (Rope) and a pseudodocumentary (The Wrong Man). Hitchcock put his stamp on every film, yet Mogg--editor of a journal on Hitchcock, The MacGuffin, from which he gathered some information for the book--notes that Hitchcock collaborated with artists as diverse as Salvador DalI and Thornton Wilder. The director's richest creative period, from the early 1950s to the early 1960s, receives particular attention. The most useful aspect of the book covers rarely explored territory, including the director's output in print, radio, and television. In spite of the book's large format, the print is too small to permit easy reading. This revised edition of the 1999 book features a new layout and many more color images. The main attractions are the numerous reproduced original posters, lobby cards, production stills, and candid location shots.--Stephen Rees, Levittown Lib., PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.