Alfred Hitchcock

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Chatto & Windus, 2015 - 279
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Peter Ackroyd turns his gimlet eye to one of the twentieth century's most revered directors.
Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. How did this fearful figure become the most respected film director of the twentieth century?
Hitch, as he preferred to be called, rigourously controlled the press's portrait of himself, drawing certain carefully-selected childhood anecdotes into full focus, blurring all others out. Peter Ackroyd's new account of his life wrests the director's chair back from the master of control and discovers what lurks just out of sight, in the corner of the shot."

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Recenzja użytkownika  - loraineo - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book, but wish it had been longer ,more detail. It did start with his childhood and progressed through his many movies, his interactions with the 'stars' and ended with his death. Seems to be a clear, honest description of his life. Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Recenzja użytkownika  - knightlight777 - LibraryThing

A pretty good bio on the famous director. The book covering of course his well known movies and tv series, but also a good accounting of his character and personal life. Hitchcock could often be as ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning historian, biographer, novelist, poet and broadcaster. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London: The Biography, Thames: Sacred River and London Under; biographies of figures including Charles Dickens, William Blake, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock; and a multi-volume history of England. He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literature's William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and the South Bank Prize for Literature. He holds a CBE for services to literature.

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