Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light

September 14, 2004|
Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light by Patrick Mcgilligan
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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 ...
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Title:Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:864 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.78 in
Shipping dimensions:864 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.78 in
Published:September 14, 2004
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060988272

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