The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia

The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia

by Stephen Whitty
The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia

The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia

by Stephen Whitty

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Overview

Several decades after his last motion picture was produced, Alfred Hitchcock is still regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the masters of cinema. From silents of the 1920s to his final feature in 1976, the director’s many films continue to entertain audiences and inspire filmmakers.

In The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia, film critic Stephen Whitty provides a detailed overview of the director's work. This reference volume features in-depth critical entries on each of his major films as well as biographical essays on his most frequent collaborators and discussions of significant themes in his work. For this book, Whitty draws on primary-source materials such as interviews he conducted with associates of the director—including screenwriter Jay Presson Allen (Marnie), actresses Eva Marie Saint (North by Northwest) and Kim Novak (Vertigo), actor Farley Granger (Strangers on a Train), actor and producer Norman Lloyd (Saboteur), and Hitchcock’s daughter Patricia (Stage Fright; Psycho)—among others.

Encompassing the entire range of the director’s career—from early influences and silent films to his decade-long television show and cameos in nearly every feature—this is a comprehensive overview of cinema’s ultimate showman. A detailed and lively look at the master of suspense, The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia will be of interest to professors, students, and the many fans of the director’s work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442251595
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/09/2016
Pages: 548
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Stephen Whitty is an award-winning, nationally syndicated journalist for The Star-Ledger / Newhouse Newspapers. He reviews over 200 films a year, conducts filmmaker interviews, and writes weekly pieces on cinema history. Whitty is the current chair of the New York Film Critics Circle, which annually bestows one of the most prestigious film awards of the year.
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