Hitchcock On Hitchcock Volume 1

Author: Alfred Hitchcock
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520285514
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A selection of Hitchcock's writings and interviews, arranged in several thematic groupings."

Hitchcock On Hitchcock Volume 2

Author: Alfred Hitchcock
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520279581
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A selection of Hitchcock's writings and interviews, arranged in several thematic groupings."

Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Sidney Gottlieb
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578065622
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Presents a collection of interviews with the British film director which span his five decade career.

Hitchcock On Hitchcock Volume 2

Author: Alfred Hitchcock
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520960394
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This second volume of Alfred Hitchcock’s reflections on his life and work and the art of cinema contains material long out of print, not easily accessible, and in some cases forgotten or unknown. Edited by Sidney Gottlieb, this new collection of interviews, articles with the great director's byline, and "as-told-to" pieces provides an enlivening perspective on a career that spanned seven decades and transformed the history of cinema. In writings and interviews imbued with the same exuberance and originality that he brought to his films, Hitchcock ranges from accounts of his own life and experiences to provocative comments on filmmaking techniques and cinema in general. Wry, thoughtful, witty, and humorous—as well as brilliantly informative and insightful—this volume contains much valuable material that adds to our understanding and appreciation of a titan who decades after his death remains one of the most renowned and influential of all filmmakers. François Truffaut once said that Hitchcock "had given more thought to the potential of his art than any of his colleagues." This profound contemplation of his art is superbly captured in the pieces from all periods of Hitchcock’s career gathered in this volume, which reveal fascinating details about how he envisioned and attempted to create a "pure cinema" that was entertaining, commercially successful, and artistically ambitious and innovative in an environment that did not always support this lofty goal.

Hitchcock

Author: Francois Truffaut
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671604295
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One is ravished by the density of insights into cinematic questions....Truffaut performed a tour de force of tact in getting this ordinarily guarded man to open up as he had never done before (and never would again)....If the 1967 Hitchcock/Truffaut can now be seen as something of a classic, this revised version is even better. Phillip Lopate The New York Times Book Review

Hitchcock S Films Revisited

Author: Robin Wood
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231126953
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From where--and what--does water come? How did it become the key to life in the universe? Water from Heaven presents a state-of-the-art portrait of the science of water, recounting how the oxygen needed to form H2O originated in the nuclear reactions in the interiors of stars, asking whether microcomets may be replenishing our world's oceans, and explaining how the Moon and planets set ice-age rhythms by way of slight variations in Earth's orbit and rotation. The book then takes the measure of water today in all its states, solid and gaseous as well as liquid. How do the famous El Niño and La Niña events in the Pacific affect our weather? What clues can water provide scientists in search of evidence of climate changes of the past, and how does it complicate their predictions of future global warming? Finally, Water from Heaven deals with the role of water in the rise and fall of civilizations. As nations grapple over watershed rights and pollution controls, water is poised to supplant oil as the most contested natural resource of the new century. The vast majority of water "used" today is devoted to large-scale agriculture and though water is a renewable resource, it is not an infinite one. Already many parts of the world are running up against the limits of what is readily available. Water from Heaven is, in short, the full story of water and all its remarkable properties. It spans from water's beginnings during the formation of stars, all the way through the origin of the solar system, the evolution of life on Earth, the rise of civilization, and what will happen in the future. Dealing with the physical, chemical, biological, and political importance of water, this book transforms our understanding of our most precious, and abused, resource. Robert Kandel shows that water presents us with a series of crucial questions and pivotal choices that will change the way you look at your next glass of water.

Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Patrick McGilligan
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062028642
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Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light is the definitive biography of the Master of Suspense and the most widely recognized film director of all time. In a career that spanned six decades and produced more than 60 films – including The 39 Steps, Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds – Alfred Hitchcock set new standards for cinematic invention and storytelling. Acclaimed biographer Patrick McGilligan re-examines his life and extraordinary work, challenging perceptions of Hitchcock as the “macabre Englishman” and sexual obsessive, and reveals instead the ingenious craftsman, trickster, provocateur, and romantic. With insights into his relationships with Hollywood legends – such as Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ingrid Bergman, and Grace Kelly – as well as his 54-year marriage to Alma Reville and his inspirations in the thriller genre, the book is full of the same dark humor, cliffhanger suspense, and revelations that are synonymous with one of the most famous and misunderstood figures in cinema.

Hitchcock At Work

Author: Bill Krohn
Editor: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714839530
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This comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at Hitchcock's work examines his entire career--from the early films he made in the UK in the 1920s to his Hollywood productions. Going beyond the usual anecdotes, Krohn taps the director's personal papers and film studio archives to craft this rare portrait. 85 color, 200 bandw photos, line drawings.

Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Nicholas Haeffner
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317874889
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Nicholas Haeffner provides a comprehensive introduction to Alfred Hitchcock's major British and Hollywood films and usefully navigates the reader through a wealth of critical commentaries. One of the acknowledged giants of film, Hitchcock's prolific half-century career spanned the silent and sound eras and resulted in 53 films of which Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958) and Psycho (1960) are now seen as classics within the suspense, melodrama and horror genres. In contrast to previous works, which have attempted to get inside Hitchcock's mind and psychoanalyse his films, this book takes a more materialist stance. As Haeffner makes clear, Hitchcock was simultaneously a professional film maker working as part of a team in the film factories of Hollywood, a media celebrity, and an aspiring artist gifted with considerable entrepreneurial flair for marketing himself and his films. The book makes a case for locating the director's remarkable body of work within traditions of highbrow, middlebrow and lowbrow culture, appealing to different audience constituencies in a calculated strategy. The book upholds the case for taking Hitchcock's work seriously and challenges his popular reputation as a misogynist through detailed analyses of his most controversial films.

Hidden Hitchcock

Author: D. A. Miller
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022637467X
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Hidden Hitchcock is two things: a book about the hidden poetics of the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, and a confession by Miller as he finds himself lured into Hitchcock s ineffable web. Technology has helped Miller pinpoint a secretand bafflingfilm recessed alongside the easily identifiable habits of Hitchcock s trademark suspense. These are the Hidden Pictures that Miller has unearthed. In exploring Hitch s latent vision, Miller has many discoveries to sharenon-narrative microstructures that he points out for the first time: the second Hitchcock cameo (not the one we are trained to spot), the verbal-to-visual charade, the faux continuity error, to name a few. Their general purpose seems to insinuate a game of hide-and-seek that, until the viewer finds one of these Hidden Pictures, s/he may never know is in play. Through Hitchcock s hidden style, we confront a resistance to meaning so deep-seated that it seems less a project than a compulsion (a psychic drive); and so anti-social that to redeem it by assigning it a point risks missing the point."