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The twelve lives of Alfred Hitchcock : an anatomy of the master of suspense / Edward White.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 921 HIT (Text) 33500013386735 New Checked out 05/28/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781324002390
  • ISBN: 1324002395
  • Physical Description: xvi, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The boy who couldn't grow up -- The murderer -- The auteur -- The womanizer -- The fat man -- The dandy -- The family man -- The voyeur -- The entertainer -- The pioneer -- The Londoner -- The man of God.
Summary, etc.:
In The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock, Edward White explores the Hitchcock phenomenon--what defines it, how it was invented, what it reveals about the man at its core, and how its legacy continues to shape our cultural world.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    Proving the truth of the well-known axiom, this biocritical study of Hitchcock confirms that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In 12 chapters, White explores 12 versions of film director Alfred Hitchcock: "the murderer," "the auteur," and "the family man," among them. Hitchcock, of course, was none of these people and all of them: a famously idiosyncratic man who concealed enough mysteries to keep biographers writing for decades. There probably will never be a definitive book about Hitchcock (like his movies, he is open to infinite interpretations), but this one adds much to our understanding of the man and his movies. The approach is certainly intriguing, the writing is engaging, and the author provides us with a wealth of new insights into Hitchcock. White engages in some fine detective work, too, trying to get to the truth behind some of the most intriguing Hitchcock legends, including an oft-told origin story that might be more fiction than fact. A solid entry in the voluminous literature of Alfred Hitchcock. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    Proving the truth of the well-known axiom, this biocritical study of Hitchcock confirms that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In 12 chapters, White explores 12 versions of film director Alfred Hitchcock: "the murderer," "the auteur," and "the family man," among them. Hitchcock, of course, was none of these people and all of them: a famously idiosyncratic man who concealed enough mysteries to keep biographers writing for decades. There probably will never be a definitive book about Hitchcock (like his movies, he is open to infinite interpretations), but this one adds much to our understanding of the man and his movies. The approach is certainly intriguing, the writing is engaging, and the author provides us with a wealth of new insights into Hitchcock. White engages in some fine detective work, too, trying to get to the truth behind some of the most intriguing Hitchcock legends, including an oft-told origin story that might be more fiction than fact. A solid entry in the voluminous literature of Alfred Hitchcock. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980.
Motion picture producers and directors > Great Britain > Biography.
Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980.
Motion picture producers and directors.
Great Britain.
Genre: Biographies.
Biographies.

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