Hitch: The Life and Times of Alfred Hitchcock

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One of cinema's greatest directors, a virtuoso visual artist, and a genius of the suspense genre, Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) is universally known for such masterpieces as Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds. The author, a distinguished film critic and friend of Hitchcock's, enjoyed his full cooperation. Based on numerous interviews, with photos from the private family albums, and an in-depth study of the making of his last film, this biography of the director is...

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Overview

One of cinema's greatest directors, a virtuoso visual artist, and a genius of the suspense genre, Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) is universally known for such masterpieces as Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds. The author, a distinguished film critic and friend of Hitchcock's, enjoyed his full cooperation. Based on numerous interviews, with photos from the private family albums, and an in-depth study of the making of his last film, this biography of the director is as intriguing, revealing, perverse, and entertaining as any Hitchcock classic.

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Though biographies of the great director abound, most concentrate primarily on his career-making Hollywood blockbusters. Taylor's work, however, covers at great length Hitchcock's early, lesser-known British films. This remains "a worthy addition to the literature on Hitchcock" (LJ 10/15/78).
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This book is intended to make more usable to librarians and library patrons Henry J. Dubester's standard bibliography of historical US census publications, Catalog of United States Census Publications, 1790-1945. Dubester's original work consists of a bibliography and subject index, to which this work adds a section of supplemental entries and three indexes. Each supplemental entry consists of an entry number corresponding to Dubester's original entry number, a Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) classification number, and the title of the work and notes as necessary, followed by title, series, and SuDocs classification number indexes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780306806773
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 3/21/1996
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 8.19 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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