The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia

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  • Publish Date: 2016-06-09
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Stephen Whitty

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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 directors many films continue to entertain audiences and inspire filmmakers.

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 directorincluding 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 Hitchcocks daughter Patricia (Stage Fright; Psycho)among others.

Encompassing the entire range of the directors careerfrom early influences and silent films to his decade-long television show and cameos in nearly every featurethis is a comprehensive overview of cinemas 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 directors work.

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