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Hitchcock, Alfred

Hitchcock, Alfred

Masters of Cinema

by Bill Krohn

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 23/04/2014

  $14.95

Alfred Hitchcock (UK, 1899-1980) is undeniably the world's most famous film director.

His name has become synonymous with the cinema, and each new generation takes the same pleasure in rediscovering his films, which are now treasures of our artistic heritage.

Hitchcock started out in the British silent cinema of the 1920s, which reached its peak with successful thrillers such as The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), Sabotage (1936) and The Lady Vanishes (1938).

Recognized as a 'young genius', Hitchcock moved to Hollywood and set about reinventing cinematic tradition, combining the modern with the classic in films such as Vertigo (1957), North by Northwest (1959) and The Birds (1963).

Hitchcock gave talented actors such as James Stewart and Cary Grant the chance to play enduring antiheroes and imprinted the public imagination with the myth of the 'blonde', as embodied by Grace Kelly, Kim Novak and Tippi Hedren.

ISBN:
9780714867762
9780714867762
Category:
Individual film directors
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
23-04-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
104
Dimensions (mm):
240x196x9mm
Weight:
0.42kg
Bill Krohn

Bill krohn has been the Hollywood correspondent of the influential movie magazine Cahiers du cinema for over twenty years.

During this time he has interviewed many of Hitchcock's closest collaborators. It was the difference between the man they described and the man he thought he knew that motivated him to write this book.

Based on new research of Hitchcock's personal papers and film studio archives, hitchcock at work invites the reader to share the creative secrets of the century's greatest movie magician whose films still terrify and delight people all over the world.

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