Mr Hitchcock

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Haus Pub., Aug 31, 2007 - Performing Arts - 200 pages
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Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), the undisputed ???Master of Suspense???, worked in silent before becoming a giant of modern film. Almost from the start, this son of a London greengrocer was an amazingly modern film-maker with a singular grasp of the technology and an affinity with the stars. From The Birds to Vertigo, Hitchcock??'s own psychological, religious and sexual complexities recur as a fascinating subtext to his dazzling film-making.His films were popular favorites, capturing the underlying fears and sexual maelstrom of the era, yet he never an Oscar ??? for Best Director, despite a Best Picture for Rebecca--the critical acclaim would come mostly after his death.

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Short and slight this is not the book to which you should turn if you want any insights or details about Hitchcock but, for someone only vaguely interested, it is a quick and accessible read. A hard ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction Acknowledgements
1
Maybe its because Im a Londoner
4
High road to Islington
17
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Quentin Falk, editor of the BAFTA magazine Academy, is the author of books on Anthony Hopkins, Albert Finney, Graham Greene and the Rank Organisation. A former editor of Screen International, he has been film critic for the Daily Mail and Sunday Mirror, as well as a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines for more than 30 years.

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