Alma Hitchcock: The Woman Behind the Man

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Berkley Books, 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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All Alfred Hitchcock needed to produce his psychological thrillers was the love of a good woman, according to this pleasant but superficial memoir of the famed director and his wife, by their daughter ... Read full review

Contents

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

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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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