Alma Hitchcock: The Woman Behind the Man

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 289 pages
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Alfred Hitchcock's films are a testament to his perfectionism and autonomy, yet there was one person whose advice he valued above all others - his wife, Alma. What was her impact on one of the most creative collaborations in film history? Her daughter Pat Hitchcock O'Connel finds out. She traces her mother's life from her early career as film editor, to actress, to her ongoing input to the scripting, casting and direction of her husband's movies. The resulting account of Alma's life is intimate and touching, like a breezy tour through a family album.

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User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

I read that Helen Mirren used this book when making the Hitchcock film. I was very unimpressed with the writing, mundane and boring. I found it of passing interest only. Unfortunately the film was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adam Philips - Goodreads

Just started this wonderful book and I'm loving it already. It is full of fascinating details about the early years of British cinema and, of course, about the character of Alma Lucy Reville. Read full review

Contents

Young and Innocent
13
The Rewind Girl
22
Alma Meets Hitch
31
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Pat Hitchcock O'Connell is the only child of Alfred and Alma Hitchcock. Her credits as an actress include "Psycho, Strangers on a Train," and "Stage Fright," She has also appeared in several episodes of the television series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents,"
Laurent Bouzereau is an author and documentary filmmaker.

Pat Hitchcock O'Connell is the only child of Alfred and Alma Hitchcock. Her credits as an actress include "Psycho," "Strangers on a Train," and "Stage Fright," She has also appeared in several episodes of the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
Laurent Bouzereau is an author and documentary filmmaker.

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