Alfred Hitchcock (Midsize)
by Paul Duncan
Publisher's Description
“Mystery is mystifying; it is an intellectual thing. Suspense is an emotional thing.” —Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock’s name is synonymous with suspense—that is to say, masterful, spine-tingling, thrilling, shocking, excruciating, eye-boggling suspense. With masterpieces such as Rebecca, Vertigo, Rear Window, and Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) fashioned an extremely original approach to filmmaking that is oft imitated though never equaled; his ability to enthrall and frighten with careful pacing, subtlety, and suggestiveness earned him a prestigious reputation which grows more powerful as time goes by. He is and will always remain the master of cinematic suspense. This book, which traces his life and career, from his earliest silent films to his last picture in 1976, also includes a special bonus that Hitch fans will especially enjoy: an illustrated and annotated list of each of his cameos. The author: Paul Duncan was born at a young age. Since then he has seen lots of films and read lots of comics and books. He wanted to share his enthusiasm for these subjects so he published magazines about comics (Ark) and crime fiction (Crime Time) before launching a series of small film guides (Pocket Essentials). He gets all his best ideas in the shower. TASCHEN’s new film series: For many years now, TASCHEN’s Basic Art books have been offering readers the opportunity to discover the world’s best artists for extremely modest prices. Now film buffs and moviegoers can have their cake and eat it too: compact yet highly detailed and superbly illustrated guides to cinema’s greatest directors and genres. • Updated flexi-cover format (slightly larger and thicker than the Basic Art series) • Each film by the director (or the best films of the genre for titles such as “Film Noir”) is examined and analyzed, accompanied by film stills and set photographs • Includes movie posters, bibliography, and complete filmography • Replete with trivia and quotes by and about the director
ISBN: 3822815918
Publisher: Taschen
Paperback : 192 pages
Language: English
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