The art of Alfred Hitchcock: fifty years of his motion pictures

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Doubleday, 1992 - Performing Arts - 471 pages
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In this completely revised and updated edition of his definitive text, internationally renowned Hitchcock authority Donald Spoto describes and analyzes every movie made by this master filmmaker. Profusely illustrated with shots from each film, the books also includes a storyboard section which illustrates the director's technical facility. There is a complete filmography and 16 pages of photos.

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User Review  - Adam Philips - Goodreads

Enjoying this overview of Hitchcock's career so far, although Spoto does go a bit heavy on the analysis of symbol and metaphor for my tastes. Read full review

Review: The Art of Alfred Hitchcock: Fifty Years of His Motion Pictures

User Review  - Dan Humphrey - Goodreads

Surely dated by now, but this was one of the books that first got me really interested in film as a serious art form. Read full review


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Born on June 28, 1941, Donald Spoto is an American celebrity biographer, Catholic theologian and former monk. He is best known for his best-selling biographies of film and theatre celebrities. A native of New Rochelle, New York, Spoto graduated from Iona Preparatory School in 1959 and received his B.A. from Iona College in 1963 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in theology (New Testament studies) from Fordham University in 1966 and 1970, respectively. Donald Spoto taught theology, Christian mysticism, and biblical literature at the university level for twenty years. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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