Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Book - 2010 | Revised English edition.
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Alfred Hitchcock (UK, 1899-1980) is undeniably the

world's most famous film director. His name has

become synonymous with the cinema, and each

new generation takes the same pleasure in rediscovering

his films, which are now treasures of

our artistic heritage. Hitchcock started out in the

British silent cinema of the 1920s, which reached

its peak with successful thrillers such as The Man

Who Knew Too Much (1934), Sabotage (1936)

and The Lady Vanishes (1938). Recognized as a

'young genius', Hitchcock moved to Hollywood

and set about reinventing cinematic tradition,

combining the modern with the classic in films

such as Vertigo (1957), North by Northwest (1959)

and The Birds (1963). Hitchcock gave talented

actors such as James Stewart and Cary Grant

the chance to play enduring antiheroes and

imprinted the public imagination with the myth

of the 'blonde', as embodied by Grace Kelly, Kim

Novak and Tippi Hedren.

Publisher: Paris : Cahiers du cinéma, [2010]
Edition: Revised English edition.
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9782866425715
2866425715
Branch Call Number: 791.430233092 Hitch-K 2010
Characteristics: 103 pages : illustrations (some color). --.

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Feb 26, 2015

Has an odd assortment of photographs; the text is somewhat jumpy and not very informative; surprised that Hitchcock was even chosen as a 'Master of Cinema' since he only directed popular entertainments.

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