Hitchcock and Selznick: The Rich and Strange Collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick in Hollywood / Edition 1

Hitchcock and Selznick: The Rich and Strange Collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick in Hollywood / Edition 1

by Leonard J. Leff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520217810

ISBN-13: 9780520217812

Pub. Date: 03/02/1999

Publisher: University of California Press


Hitchcock and Selznick is the story of one of the oddest partnerships in Hollywood history, the union of a reticent, overweight Englishman with a flair for striking detail and a penchant for the perverse, and a dynamic movie mogul with a keen eye for successful entertainment on the grand scale. It began in 1938, when producer David O. Selznick agreed to…  See more details below

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Hitchcock and Selznick is the story of one of the oddest partnerships in Hollywood history, the union of a reticent, overweight Englishman with a flair for striking detail and a penchant for the perverse, and a dynamic movie mogul with a keen eye for successful entertainment on the grand scale. It began in 1938, when producer David O. Selznick agreed to bring director Alfred Hitchcock from England, where he was already gaining widespread acclaim for his "little thrillers," and the collaboration resulted in the making of such masterpieces as Rebecca, Spellbound, and Notorious.

Hitchcock was soft-spoken and meticulous; Selznick was confrontational and chronically disorganized. They were, moreover, two geniuses with wholly different approaches to filmmaking. The sparks that flew between them over the next eight years ignited into some of Hitchcock's most memorable achievements, but they made collaboration impossible in the end. Drawing on unpublished documents, early drafts of script treatments, and humorous production anecdotes—and including a wealth of previously unseen photographs—Leonard Leff has written a book for specialist and layman alike, a fascinating behind-the-scenes portrait not only of two great Hollywood figures but of the film industry itself.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520217812
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/02/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Transatlantic Overtures3
2Signing Hitchcock20
3Rebecca36
4Between Engagements85
5Spellbound115
6Notorious174
7The Paradine Case224
8Transatlantic Postlude265
AppThe Films of Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick281
Notes341
Selected Bibliography365
Index371

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