Alfred Hitchcock: Filming Our Fears

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Oxford University Press, USA, Jun 6, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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Alfred Hitchcock is a fascinating look at the life of one of the most influential filmmakers in the world -- a man known for his portly profile and distinct, leery voice almost as much as for his groundbreaking movies. From Hitchcock's first film, Blackmail -- the first British movie with sound -- to his blockbuster Hollywood successes, Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, and Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock chronicles the Master of Suspense's close working relationship with his wife, Alma, who was an integral part of his filmmaking process, and the struggle to gain full artistic control over his work. With illustrations throughout and sidebars showcasing Hitchcocks techniques and directing style, Alfred Hitchcock reveals how some of the greatest films ever created came to be through the life and work of one of the most admired filmmakers ever.
 

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Contents

THE SHOWMAN AND THE ARTIST
6
1 THE GROCERS SON FROM LEYTONSTONE
11
2 A FILMMAKERS APPRENTICESHIP
21
3 FROM SILENTS TO SOUND
28
4 HIGHS AND LOWS
40
5 ENGLANDS LEADING FILM DIRECTOR
48
6 AN ENGLISHMAN IN HOLLYWOOD
64
7 THE WAR YEARS AND BEYOND
75
9 A NEW CONTRACT WITH PARAMOUNT
99
10 THREE MASTERPIECES
113
11 A NEW HOME AT UNIVERSAL
127
12 LAST YEARS AND LEGACY
137
CHRONOLOGY
148
FURTHER READING
150
FILMS DIRECTED BY ALFRED HITCHCOCK
152
INDEX
154

8 GAINING INDEPENDENCE
87

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Gene Adair is at University of Tennessee.

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