Last Days of Alfred Hitchcock: Memoir His Last Collaborator The Final Unproduced Screenplay The Short Night

Last Days of Alfred Hitchcock: Memoir His Last Collaborator The Final Unproduced Screenplay The Short Night

by David Freeman
     
 

A Memoir by his Last Collaborator and the Final Unproduced Screenplay " The Short Night" David Freeman, screenwriter, writes a penetrating account of his experience working with Alfred Hitchcock. Takes up behind the scenes into Hitchcock's home and bungal
In The Last Days of Alfred Hitchcock, David Freeman, screenwriter and Hitchcock's last collaborator, has

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A Memoir by his Last Collaborator and the Final Unproduced Screenplay " The Short Night" David Freeman, screenwriter, writes a penetrating account of his experience working with Alfred Hitchcock. Takes up behind the scenes into Hitchcock's home and bungal
In The Last Days of Alfred Hitchcock, David Freeman, screenwriter and Hitchcock's last collaborator, has written a penetrating account of his experience working with the famous idrector. he takes the reader behind the scenes, into Hitchcock's home and into the Universal Studios bungalow, where the director planned his movies, and illuminates a very private side of the man. In the time they spent collaborating on the thriller "The Short Night"- the director's final film project, which remains unproduced-Hitchcock was in constant pain and suffered from severe depression about his health and that of his wife, Alma. Nevertheless, he worked steadily and reminisced about his life, his films, and the people he knew, including Ingrid Bergman, howard Hughes, Cary Grant, and Kim Novak. This unique vollume includes a new introduction by the author, the complete screenplay of "The Short Night" as well as commentary on the screenplay, and a complete filmography. The Last Days of Alfred Hitchcock will fascinate and enlighten anyone who's ever enjoyed the work of this cinematic giant, whose classic films continue to fascinate us.

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Screenwriter Freeman recounts his experience of working with Hitchcock (1899-1980) on his final film project, which remains unproduced. He describes Hitchcock's home and the University Studios bungalow where he planned his movies, how he continued to work steadily though suffering from depression about his and his wife's health, and reminisced about his life and career. He includes a new introduction and the complete screenplay of The Short Night; an earlier edition seems to have appeared in 1984. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879517281
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Pages:
281
Sales rank:
1,019,432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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