A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense

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Scarecrow Press, 1 kwi 2009 - 432
Alfred Hitchcock's career spanned more than five decades, during which he directed more than 50 films, many of them indisputable classics: Notorious, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho, among others. In A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense, authors Jim McDevitt and Eric San Juan provide a comprehensive examination of Hitchcock's film-to-film development, spanning from the beginning of his career in silents to his final film in 1976, including his work on two French propaganda shorts he directed during World War II and segments he directed for Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Organized into 52 chapters and arranged in chronological order, the book invites readers to spend a year with the director's most notable works, all of which are available on DVD. Each film is examined in the context of Hitchcock's career, as the authors consider the themes central to his work; discuss each film's production; comment on the cast, script, and other aspects of the film; and assess the film's value to the Hitchcock viewer. From The Lodger to Family Plot, 68 works directed by Hitchcock are analyzed. Each analysis is supplemented by key film facts, trivia, awards, a guide to his cameos, a filmography, and a listing of available DVD releases. Whether readers decide to undertake the journey through his films one week at a time or pick and choose at their discretion, A Year of Hitchcock will open the eyes of any viewer who wants to better understand this director's evolution as an artist.
 

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Week 31
190
Week 32
198
Week 33
204
Week 34
211
Week 35
218
Week 36
224
Week 37
232
Week 38
240

Week 9
42
Week 10
48
Week 11
54
Week 12
61
Week 13
67
Week 14
74
Week 15
83
Week 16
89
Week 17
96
Week 18
102
Week 19
110
Week 20
116
Week 21
125
Week 22
132
Week 23
139
Week 24
146
Week 25
152
Week 26
161
Week 27
168
Week 28
172
Week 29
178
Week 30
186
Week 39
246
Week 40
253
Week 41
263
Week 42
270
Week 43
276
Week 44
286
Week 45
298
Week 46
308
Week 47
318
Week 48
329
Week 49
336
Week 50
342
Week 51
348
Week 52
356
Appendix A
362
Appendix B
372
Notes
401
Selected Bibliography
403
Index
405
About the Authors
413
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Jim McDevitt is a freelance writer who has written numerous articles and stories for a variety of paper and Internet publications.

Eric San Juan is an editor for a family of six weekly newspapers. He has written hundreds of articles on film, entertainment and pop culture.

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