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Hitchcock, Piece by Piece
     

Hitchcock, Piece by Piece

by Laurent Bouzereau, Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell (Foreword by)
 

In a career that spanned sixty years, Alfred Hitchcock made more than fifty feature-length films and hosted his own television series, transforming the thriller genre in the twentieth century. Author Laurent Bouzereau puts this incredible canon into perspective, examining the master's life thematically: his archetypal anti-heroes; his complicated female

Overview

In a career that spanned sixty years, Alfred Hitchcock made more than fifty feature-length films and hosted his own television series, transforming the thriller genre in the twentieth century. Author Laurent Bouzereau puts this incredible canon into perspective, examining the master's life thematically: his archetypal anti-heroes; his complicated female characters; his charming villains; and something Bouzereau calls "the Hitchcock touch" — those elements of film that are, quite simply, Hitchcockian.

With a foreword by Hitchcock's daughter, Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell, Hitchcock, Piece by Piece is packed with photographs from the family's archive, many of which have never been published before, plus removable facsimile memorabilia such as letters, memos, and snapshots, which frame the story of the director's life and work.

Praise for Hitchcock, Piece by Piece:

"Few people alive know as much about Hitchcock as Bouzereau." 
—Leonard Maltin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810996014
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
825,861
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 11.46(h) x 1.18(d)

Meet the Author

Director and producer Laurent Bouzereau has collaborated with Martin Scorsese, Mel Brooks, Steven Spielberg, and Clint Eastwood—among other Hollywood legends—on more than 60 documentaries about classic films. Also the author of Abrams’ The Art of Bond, he is based in southern California.

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