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Hitch: The Life and Times of Alfred Hitchcock by [Taylor, John Russell]
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Hitch: The Life and Times of Alfred Hitchcock Kindle Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1297 KB
  • Print Length: 333 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader; 1 edition (16 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BWL8L0C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #840,008 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a new edition of Taylor's authorised biography of Hitchcock. As far as I can see, the text is the same as the earlier editions from the 1980s, with the exception of a new and very enlightening introduction by Taylor. In this new introduction, he talks about the genesis of the book and addresses the criticism that "Hitch" is a lightweight read:

"Nowadays fellow Hitchcock scholars often ask me where I have deposited the tapes, or at least the unedited transcripts of our conversations. What they do not seem to understand is that, for one thing, those were the days when Hollywood biographies were for easy reading, not note-laden scholarly evaluation, and for another, that my relationship with Hitch remained friendly and social, almost chatty. It never occurred to me to introduce a tape recorder into the proceedings – it would even have been something of a social faux pas to have done so, and certainly have changed the relaxed and revealing nature of the discourse."

"Hitch" remains essential reading for anyone interested in Alfred Hitchcock. If you are left hungry for more, Patrick McGilligan's weighty biography of the director ("Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light") goes into a lot more depth than Taylor and is a more balanced read than Donald Spoto's error-strewn, sensationalist and highly speculative "Dark Side of a Genius".

At the time of writing, the Kindle edition of "Hitch" is £3.43, which is an incredible bargain.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 31 Dec. 2015
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I learned some details I hadn't heard before. This is easily readable and interesting. Another puzzle piece useful in trying to analyze the man and his films. Recommended for fans.
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