Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho (Google eBook)

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Open Road Media, Jun 16, 2010 - Performing Arts - 224 pages
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Now a major motion picture! The gripping behind-the-scenes look inside the classic suspense shocker—and the creative genius who revolutionized filmmaking.
First released in June 1960, Psycho altered the landscape of horror films forever. But just as compelling as the movie itself is the story behind it, which has been adapted as a movie starring Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, Helen Mirren as his wife Alma Reville, and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh. Stephen Rebello brings to life the creation of one of Hollywood’s most iconic films, from the story of Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of Norman Bates, to Hitchcock’s groundbreaking achievements in cinematography, sound, editing, and promotion. Packed with captivating insights from the film’s stars, writers, and crewmembers, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho is a riveting and definitive history of a signature Hitchcock cinematic masterpiece.

  

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Review: Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho

User Review  - Jacob - Goodreads

Alfred Hitchcock is quite a famous person. You may have heard of him. He has made somewhere around 50 films, a fair amount of them considered classics. As great as most of his films are, there is one ... Read full review

Review: Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho

User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

When I was a kid, mind you a kid too young to see the movie Psycho, the older boys in the neighborhood talked my mother into letting me go with them to see it. They knew what they were doing because ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter2The Novel
The Director
The Deal
Chapter 6 Preproduction
Shooting
Postproduction Retakes Quibbles and Indecision
Publicity The Careand Handling of Psycho
AfterglowandAftermath
The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Selected Bibliography
Index
Wardrobe
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Stephen Rebello is a screenwriter, journalist, and the author of such books as Reel Art: Great Posters from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen, which was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1999. Based in Los Angeles, he has contributed feature stories to such magazines as CosmopolitanGQMore, and The Advocate, and currently serves as a Playboy contributing editor. Stephen Rebello adapted for the screen Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho as the basis of Hitchcock, the Fox Searchlight dramatic feature motion picture starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Toni Collette, James D’Arcy, Danny Huston, Ralph Macchio, and Michael Wincott.

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