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Alfred Hitchcock : Interviews - Sidney Gottlieb

Alfred Hitchcock

Interviews

By: Sidney Gottlieb (Editor)

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Published: 26th January 2011
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Even twenty years after his death and nearly fifty or more years after his creative peak, Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) is still arguably the most instantly recognizable film director in name, appearance, vision, and voice. Long ago, through a combination of timing, talent, genius, energy, and publicity, he made the key transition from proper noun to adjective that confirms celebrity and true stature. It is a rare film watcher indeed who cannot define "Hitchcockian."

As the director of such films as Psycho, North by Northwest, Spellbound, Vertigo, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, Notorious, and The Birds, Hitchcock has become synonymous with both stylish, sophisticated suspense and mordant black comedy. He was one of the most interviewed directors in the history of film. Among the hundreds of interviews he gave, those in this collection catch Hitchcock at key moments of transition in his long career--as he moved from silent to sound pictures, from England to America, from thrillers to complex romances, and from director to producer-director.

These conversations dramatize his shifting attitudes on a variety of cinematic matters that engaged and challenged him, including the role of stars in a movie, the importance of story, the use of sound and color, his relationship to the medium of television, and the attractions and perils of realism.

His engaging wit and intelligence are on display here, as are his sophistication, serious contemplation, and playful manipulation of the interviewer.

Introductionp. vii
Chronologyp. xxi
Filmographyp. xxv
The Talkie King Talksp. 3
Advance Monologuep. 5
Half the World in a Talkiep. 7
The Man Who Made The 39 Steps: Pen Portrait of Alfred Hitchcockp. 10
Britain's Leading Film Director Gives Some Hints to the Film Stars of the Futurep. 14
Mr. Hitchcock Discovers Lovep. 17
Production Methods Comparedp. 23
Alfred Hitchcock's Working Credop. 34
Story of an Interviewp. 38
Hitchcockp. 44
Alfred Hitchcock: Mr. Chastityp. 55
Alfred Hitchcock on His Filmsp. 67
Let's Hear It for Hitchcockp. 73
Dialogue on Film: Alfred Hitchcockp. 84
Alfred Hitchcokp. 105
Hitch, Hitch, Hitch, Hurrah!p. 119
Alfred Hitchcockp. 129
Alfred Hitchcock: The German Yearsp. 156
Conversation with Alfred Hitchcockp. 160
Hitchcockp. 186
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9781578065622
ISBN-10: 1578065623
Series: Conversations with Filmmakers (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 26th January 2011
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.29  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.41