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The Art of Alfred Hitchcock

The Art of Alfred Hitchcock
Fifty Years of His Motion Pictures

by Donald Spoto

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2010-08-18
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0307567141
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This definitive illustrated survey of all of Alfred Hitchcock's films is a book no movie buff or Hitchcock fan can afford to be without. The monumental scope of Alfred Hitchcock's work remains unsurpassed by any other movie director, past or present. So many of his movies have achieved classic status that even a partial list—Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo, Spellbound—brings a flood of memories. In this essential text, reissued on the occasion of Hitchcock's centennial, internationally renowned Hitchcock authority Donald Spoto describes and analyzes every movie made by this master filmmaker. Illustrated throughout with shots from each film, The Art of Alfred Hitchcock also includes a storyboard section, a complete filmography, and “A Hitchcock Album” (sixteen pages of photos) as an added celebration of his life.

Hitchcock

Hitchcock
A Book

by Francois Truffaut

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-12-04
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1501143220
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Iconic, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by film critic François Truffaut—providing insight into the cinematic method, the history of film, and one of the greatest directors of all time. In Hitchcock, film critic François Truffaut presents fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock about the whole of his vast directorial career, from his silent movies in Great Britain to his color films in Hollywood. The result is a portrait of one of the greatest directors the world has ever known, an all-round specialist who masterminded everything, from the screenplay and the photography to the editing and the soundtrack. Hitchcock discusses the inspiration behind his films and the art of creating fear and suspense, as well as giving strikingly honest assessments of his achievements and failures, his doubts and hopes. This peek into the brain of one of cinema’s greats is a must-read for all film aficionados.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
A Book

by Nicholas Haeffner

  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN : 9780582437388
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Haeffner is less interested in the concept of the Freudian subconscious or in the torment said to lurk deep inside Hitchcock. Instead, he examines the force that has been called Hitchcock's genius in the light of his social & economic situation, providing a novel reading of his cinematic work.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
A Life in Darkness and Light

by Patrick McGilligan

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2010-10-19
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN : 0062028642
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light is the definitive biography of the Master of Suspense and the most widely recognized film director of all time. In a career that spanned six decades and produced more than 60 films – including The 39 Steps, Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds – Alfred Hitchcock set new standards for cinematic invention and storytelling. Acclaimed biographer Patrick McGilligan re-examines his life and extraordinary work, challenging perceptions of Hitchcock as the “macabre Englishman” and sexual obsessive, and reveals instead the ingenious craftsman, trickster, provocateur, and romantic. With insights into his relationships with Hollywood legends – such as Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ingrid Bergman, and Grace Kelly – as well as his 54-year marriage to Alma Reville and his inspirations in the thriller genre, the book is full of the same dark humor, cliffhanger suspense, and revelations that are synonymous with one of the most famous and misunderstood figures in cinema.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
Interviews

by Alfred Hitchcock

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9781578065622
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a collection of interviews with the British film director which span his five decade career.

Alfred Hitchcock's Silent Films

Alfred Hitchcock's Silent Films
A Book

by Marc Raymond Strauss

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2015-01-24
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9780786481927
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alfred Hitchcock called the silent "the purest form of cinema," and the ten silent films he directed between 1925 and 1929 reveal the young director's mature artistry. Hitchcock's silents have often been characterized as the work of a talented amateur, a young director practicing his craft during a pre-sound era of antiquated instruments and poor film techniques--the director experimented with myriad points of view, unique camera angles and movements, and special effects such as dissolves, blurriness, and violent cuts. These films, however, contain the first appearances of some of his greatest and most familiar techniques: the vertigo-inducing crowd scene, the symbolic use of inanimate objects, the manipulation of the audience's emotions, and the self-conscious, often macabre wit. This work discovers Hitchcock's early talent and skill through close readings of the films from The Pleasure Garden to the silent version of Blackmail, using shot-by-shot descriptions and interpretations. Each film's chapter includes technical information, a summary of the critical response from the film's release to the present, and detailed analysis of the camera techniques and themes Hitchcock uses.

Hitchcock on Hitchcock, Volume 1

Hitchcock on Hitchcock, Volume 1
Selected Writings and Interviews

by Alfred Hitchcock

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2014-12-19
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 0520285514
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A selection of Hitchcock's writings and interviews, arranged in several thematic groupings."

Hitchcock on Hitchcock, Volume 2

Hitchcock on Hitchcock, Volume 2
Selected Writings and Interviews

by Alfred Hitchcock

  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release : 2014-12-10
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0520279603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

A Hitchcock Reader

A Hitchcock Reader
A Book

by Marshall Deutelbaum,Leland Poague

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2009-02-24
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : 1405155566
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new edition of A Hitchcock Reader aims to preserve what has been so satisfying and successful in the first edition: a comprehensive anthology that may be used as a critical text in introductory or advanced film courses, while also satisfying Hitchcock scholars by representing the rich variety of critical responses to the director's films over the years. a total of 20 of Hitchcock?s films are discussed in depth - many others are considered in passing section introductions by the editors that contextualize the essays and the films they discuss well-researched bibliographic references, which will allow readers to broaden the scope of their study of Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock's Motifs

Hitchcock's Motifs
A Book

by Michael Walker

  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN : 9053567739
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Among the abundant Alfred Hitchcock literature, Hitchcock's Motifs has found a fresh angle. Starting from recurring objects, settings, character-types and events, Michael Walker tracks some forty motifs, themes and clusters across the whole of Hitchcock's oeuvre, including not only all his 52 extant feature films but also representative episodes from his TV series. Connections and deeper inflections that Hitchcock fans may have long sensed or suspected can now be seen for what they are: an intricately spun web of cross-references which gives this unique artist's work the depth, consistency and resonance that justifies Hitchcock's place as probably the best know film director ever. The title, the first book-length study of the subject, can be used as a mini-encyclopaedia of Hitchcock's motifs, but the individual entries also give full attention to the wider social contexts, hidden sources and the sometimes unconscious meanings present in the work and solidly linking it to its time and place.

Hitchcock

Hitchcock
The Making of a Reputation

by Robert E. Kapsis

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 9780226424897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the beginning of his career, Alfred Hitchcock wanted to be considered an artist. Although his thrillers were immensely popular, and Hitchcock himself courted reviewers, he was, for many years, regarded as no more than a master craftsman. By the 1960s, though, critics began calling him an artist of unique vision and gifts. What happened to make Hitchcock's reputation as a true innovator and singular talent? Through a close examination of Hitchcock's personal papers, scripts, production notes, publicity files, correspondence, and hundreds of British and American reviews, Robert Kapsis here traces Hitchcock's changing critical fortunes. Vertigo, for instance, was considered a flawed film when first released; today it is viewed by many as the signal achievement of a great director. According to Kapsis, this dramatic change occurred because the making of the Hitchcock legend was not solely dependent on the quality of his films. Rather, his elevation to artist was caused by a successful blending of self-promotion, sponsorship by prominent members of the film community, and, most important, changes in critical theory which for the first time allowed for the idea of director as auteur. Kapsis also examines the careers of several other filmmakers who, like Hitchcock, have managed to cross the line that separates craftsman from artist, and shows how Hitchcock's legacy and reputation shed light on the way contemporary reputations are made. In a chapter about Brian De Palma, the most reknowned thriller director since Hitchcock, Kapsis explores how Hitchcock's legacy has affected contemporary work in—and criticism of—the thriller genre. Filled with fascinating anecdotes and intriguing excerpts, and augmented by interviews with Hitchcock's associates, this thoroughly documented and engagingly written book will appeal to scholars and film enthusiasts alike. "Required reading for Hitchcock scholars...scrupulously researched, invaluable material for those who continue to ask: what made the master tick?"—Anthony Perkins

A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock

A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock
A Book

by Thomas Leitch,Leland Poague

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2011-03-01
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 1444397311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Hitchcock's Films Revisited

Hitchcock's Films Revisited
A Book

by Robin Wood

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN : 9780231126953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Hitchcock's Films was first published, it quickly became known as a new kind of book on film and as a necessary text in the growing body of Hitchcock criticism. This revised edition of Hitchcock's Films Revisited includes a substantial new preface in which Wood reveals his personal history as a critic -- including his coming out as a gay man, his views on his previous critical work, and how his writings, his love of film, and his personal life and have remained deeply intertwined through the years. This revised edition also includes a new chapter on Marnie.

Hitchcock Nonetheless

Hitchcock Nonetheless
The Master's Touch in His Least Celebrated Films

by Marc Raymond Strauss

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2006-11-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0786428090
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alfred Hitchcock made many great films, but he also made many that critics and audiences largely dismissed. These least celebrated films, despite their admitted flaws and relative obscurity, offer much to reward the open-minded viewer. This critical study examines and reappraises fifteen such films generally overlooked by scholars and Hitchcock aficionados: Juno and the Paycock, The Skin Game, Waltzes from Vienna, Jamaica Inn, The Paradine Case, Under Capricorn, I Confess, Torn Curtain, Number Seventeen, Rich and Strange, Secret Agent, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Stage Fright, The Wrong Man, and Topaz. Each film is discussed and analyzed in detail, revealing the master's touch in many previously unheralded ways. Brief assessments of the films from popular review compendia introduce each one, and excerpted highlights of numerous works of scholarship are liberally sprinkled throughout the text. In addition, wonderful rare still photographs from each film are included. Readers will come away with a richer sense of the director's talents in these films, adding to their appreciation of his work in unexpected ways.

Hitchcock

Hitchcock
A Book

by George Perry

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
A Book

by Peter Ackroyd

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2016-10-25
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0385537425
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alfred Hitchcock rigorously controlled his public image, drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring out all others. In this gripping short biography, Peter Ackroyd wrests the director’s chair back from the master of control to reveal a lugubriously jolly man fond of practical jokes, who smashed a once-used tea cup every morning to remind himself of the frailty of life. Iconic film stars make cameo appearances throughout Hitchcock’s story, just as the director did in his own films: Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, James Stewart and, perhaps most famously of all, Tippi Hedren, who endures cuts and bruises from a fearsome flock of real birds. Perceptive and intelligent, Alfred Hitchcock is a fascinating look at one of the most revered directors of the twentieth century.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Skira Editore
  • Release : 2019-09-26
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9788857240930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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120th anniversary of his birth, the life and masterpieces by Alfred Hitchcock, a British filmmaker, master of suspense and cinema genius. "If you make a bomb go off, the audience has a shock that lasts 10 seconds, but if you simply tell them there's a bomb, the suspense is dragged out and the audience is kept on pins and needles for five minutes" (Alfred Hitchcock). The supreme representative of the "seventh art", director of masterpieces, milestone of world cinema, during his long career Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) made over 50 films, from his debut in silent cinema to 1970s movies that have terrorised entire generations. Enthralling plots, original editing, brilliance, skilful ability in creating constant tension, frame after frame: these are the ingredients that have made Hitchcock a true icon of cinema history, worshipped and revered by countless admirers who still today imitate and study his innovative techniques. Through a vast selection of photos and original contents taken from the set of masterpieces like Psycho (1960), Rear Window (1954), Birds (1963), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Dial M for Murder (1954), readers are taken backstage to discover curious details and better understand the life of this master of suspense.

Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?

Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?
A Book

by Pam Pollack,Meg Belviso,Who HQ

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0448482371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Profiles the life and accomplishments of the British filmmaker known for his distinctive style of directing and his films that featured suspenseful and surprising plots.

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
A Book

by David Sterritt

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1993-02-26
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN : 9780521398145
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alfred Hitchcock is one of the few filmmakers to combine a strong reputation for high-art filmmaking with great massive-audience popularity. This introduction to his oeuvre provides an overview of a long and prolific career.

Writing with Hitchcock

Writing with Hitchcock
The Collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and John Michael Hayes

by Steven DeRosa

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011-02-08
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780983205609
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In spring 1953, the great director Alfred Hitchcock made the pivotal decision to take a chance and work with a young writer, John Michael Hayes. The four films Hitchcock made with Hayes over the next several years-Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, The Trouble with Harry, and The Man Who Knew Too Much-represented an extraordinary change of style. Each was distinguished by a combination of glamorous stars, sophisticated dialogue, and inventive plots, and resulted in some of Hitchcock's most distinctive and intimate work, based in large part on Hayes's exceptional scripts. Screenwriter and film historian Steven DeRosa follows Hitchcock and Hayes through each film from initial discussions to completed picture and also reveals the personal story-filled with inspiration and humor, jealousy and frustration-of the initial synergy between the two men before their relationship fell apart. Writing with Hitchcock not only provides new insight into four films from a master but also sheds light on the mysterious process through which classic motion pictures are created. This updated edition includes previously unpublished archival material such as Alfred Hitchcock's dubbing notes for Rear Window, deleted script sequences, Hitchcock's own notes on John Michael Hayes's screenplay for The Man Who Knew Too Much, and forty-four illustrations.