To start with the obvious. The design and the quality of the book is really high. The glossy paper really makes it a fine addition to the library. For people, who are looking to find critical readings of Hitchcock films, I suggest to look for other titles. I was looking for a chronological look of the films and I am quite happy with this one. Very detailed look on his main films. Divided into periods of his cinema. Nice selection of photographs. Everything you may need from a reference book. I put five stars, because for this price, you cannot ask for more!