Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light by Patrick McgilliganAlfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light by Patrick Mcgilligan

Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light

byPatrick Mcgilligan

Paperback | September 14, 2004

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Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light is the definitive biography of the Master of Suspense and the most widely recognized film director of all time.

In a career that spanned six decades and produced more than 60 films – including The 39 Steps, Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds – Alfred Hitchcock set new standards for cinematic invention and storytelling. Acclaimed biographer Patrick McGilligan re-examines his life and extraordinary work, challenging perceptions of Hitchcock as the “macabre Englishman” and sexual obsessive, and reveals instead the ingenious craftsman, trickster, provocateur, and romantic.

With insights into his relationships with Hollywood legends – such as Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ingrid Bergman, and Grace Kelly – as well as his 54-year marriage to Alma Reville and his inspirations in the thriller genre, the book is full of the same dark humor, cliffhanger suspense, and revelations that are synonymous with one of the most famous and misunderstood figures in cinema.

Patrick McGilligan’s biographies include the acclaimedOscar Micheaux: The Great and Only; the Edgar-nominatedAlfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light;Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast; andGeorge Cukor: A Double Life. The author of severalNew York Times Notable Books, he has also penned biographies of Clint Eastwood, Jack Nichol...
Title:Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and LightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:864 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.78 inPublished:September 14, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060988274

ISBN - 13:9780060988272


Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Hitchcock Biography Having read several Hitchcock biographies, I found this one to be the most thorough and entertaining. Rich in detail. Recommended.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic book! This is one of the more in depth books on Alfred Hitchcock. A must read for any Hichcock fan!
Date published: 2012-11-19

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