New PDF release: A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock (Wiley-Blackwell Companions

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The main accomplished quantity ever released on Alfred Hitchcock, overlaying his profession and legacy in addition to the wider cultural and highbrow contexts of his work.
Contains thirty chapters through the top Hitchcock scholars
Covers his lengthy occupation, from his earliest contributions to different directors’ silent motion pictures to his final uncompleted final film
Details the long-lasting legacy he left to filmmakers and audiences alike

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 2005. Falk, Quentin. Mr. Hitchcock. London: Haus, 2007. Gottlieb, Sidney, ed. Alfred Hitchcock: Interviews. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2003. Gottlieb, Sidney, ed. Hitchcock on Hitchcock: Selected Writings and Interviews. Berkeley: U of California P, 1995. Hitchcock, Alfred. ” Interview with Gerald Pratley. 10 (Dec. 1952): 500–03. Gottlieb, Interviews 34–37. ” [London] Evening News 5 Mar. 1931. Gottlieb, Interviews 7–9. Hitchcock, Alfred. ” News Chronicle 1–5 Mar. 1937.

Howard Hawks directed a more varied body of work. And Victor Fleming’s life was by any measure more interesting. But the directors who have received the most attention from biographers are those who supported a personal mythology the biographer could either record (Fritz Lang’s determination to buck the Hollywood system, Stanley Kubrick’s obsessive control over his projects) or create (Martin Scorsese’s decision to leave religious life for a Hollywood career, Quentin Tarantino’s life lived wholly through the movies).

Unlike so many other directors – Robert Siodmak, Nicholas Ray, Roman Polanski – whose more apparently eventful lives have failed to attract more biographical interest, Hitchcock’s extreme personal reticence makes him something of a black box for biographers, who have fallen back to a great extent on either recycling and expanding the anecdotes with which the director had long regaled interviewers, especially in the case of Taylor, Chandler, and Falk, or plumbing the presumed depths beneath those anecdotes, as Spoto and McGilligan do.

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