This small but perfectly formed book is an ideal starter for anyone beginning on a three course meal of Hitchcock's classic cinema.Duncan's excellent chronoligcal guide to Hitchcock's films, outlines all of the key moments,players and technical features which have made Hitchcock one of the most enduring names in British cinema.Duncan utilises space just as Hitchock mastered technique.
An opinionated and very useful gallop through the Hitch filmography and a fine intro to his work for anyone wanting to find out more. What's especially pleasing is that Duncan does not simply follow the crowd of previous Hitchcock biographers who, since Donald Spoto, have lined up to pick over his undoubted personality flaws and generally speaking overlook his genius.
A decent, basic introduction to Hitchcock's films, with plot and other key information (especially useful for the earlier less well known ones) and some limited analysis of his evolving techniques over his fifty years of filmmaking. 4/5