The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia by Stephen WhittyThe Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia by Stephen Whitty

The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia

byStephen Whitty

Hardcover | June 9, 2016

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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 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.
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 ...
Title:The Alfred Hitchcock EncyclopediaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:548 pages, 10.27 × 7.31 × 1.49 inPublished:June 9, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:144225159X

ISBN - 13:9781442251595

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American film critic Whitty attempts and succeeds with the seemingly impossible: adding a new twist on analysis of Hitchcock's films. He does this by providing interesting insights, trivia and quotations in an encyclopedic format that wisely doesn't attempt to be definitive. Instead, Whitty highlights elements of Hitchcock's life and work that are the most relevant - and enlightening - with extensive insights into some of his least-known works. The book is essential reading for any serious retro movie lover and will appeal to anyone with even a passing interest in the Master's body of work.