Hitchcock - Every Film Covered,
This review is from: Alfred Hitchcock: The Complete Films. Architect of Anxiety 1899 -1980 (Paperback)
There are many books on Alfred Hitchcock (from ones covering his leading ladies Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies to ones re-publishing the best of his writings on film Hitchcock on Hitchcock: Selected Writings and Interviews (Directors on Directors)) - to me it is the films themselves that matter and the full arc of his development and the perfection of his cinematic technique. This book fully covers every one of the films he worked on as director and is illustrated with plenty of still shots. It includes the progression from early silent melodramas, to his first thriller 'The Lodger', the first British talkie 'Blackmail', his move to America right through to his last feature 'Family Plot'. There is so much invaluable additional information in this book, including a few tantalising hints at what might have been - apparently in the late 60's he shot some exploratory footage of hippies around the Height-Ashbury area! If you are interested in the man himself and the background to some of the 20th century's greatest films this is a really thorough book.
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