Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light

Przednia okładka
Harper Collins, 14 wrz 2004 - 864
5 Recenzje

In a career that spanned six decades and more than sixty films, Alfred Hitchcock became the most widely recognized director who ever lived. His films -- including The 39 Steps, Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds -- set new standards for cinematic invention and storytelling Élan. Since his death, Hitchcock has become crystallized in the public imagination as the macabre Englishman, the sexual obsessive, the Master of Suspense. But this remarkable biography draws on prodigious new research to restore Hitchcock the man -- the ingenious craftsman, the avid collaborator, the constant trickster, provocateur, and romantic. Like Hitchcock's best films, Patrick McGilligan's life of Hitchcock is a drama full of revelation, graced by a central love story, dark humor, and cliff-hanging suspense: a definitive portrait of the most creative, and least understood, figure in film history.

 

Co mówią ludzie - Napisz recenzję

Oceny użytkowników

Z 5 gwiazdkami
4
Z 4 gwiazdkami
0
Z 3 gwiazdkami
0
Z 2 gwiazdkami
1
Z 1 gwiazdką
0

LibraryThing Review

Recenzja użytkownika  - kishields - LibraryThing

An exhaustive study of the great director's life and work. If you ever wanted to know everything there is to know about Hitchcock, this is the source to use. I found the first part of the book ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

LibraryThing Review

Recenzja użytkownika  - dczapka - LibraryThing

McGilligan's biography of the master of suspense is an intense, engaging, and obsessively thorough work that is a pleasure to read and seems poised to spark new discussions about the nature of the man ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

Spis treści

LONDON THE ENJOYMENT OF FEAR
1
18991913
3
19131921
24
19211925
47
19251929
75
THE HEIGHT OF HITCHCOCKERY
109
19291933
111
19331937
154
19501953
439
19531955
475
19561958
529
19581960
565
CITIZEN OF THE WORLD
603
19601964
605
19641970
650
19701980
696

19371939
198
HOLLYWOOD FEAR AND DESIRE
231
19391941
233
19411944
291
19441947
350
THE TRANSATLANTIC DREAM
397
19471950
399
CODA
746
FILMOGRAPHY
751
TELEVISION CREDITS
786
SOURCES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
790
NOTES
796
INDEX
819
Prawa autorskie

Inne wydania - Wyświetl wszystko

Kluczowe wyrazy i wyrażenia

Popularne fragmenty

Strona 188 - She started forward at once, as if she were still a loyal woman bound to that man by an unbroken contract. Her right hand skimmed slightly the end of the table, and when she had passed on towards the sofa the carving knife had vanished without the slightest sound from the side of the dish.
Strona 310 - Do you know the world is a foul sty? Do you know if you ripped the fronts off houses you'd find swine? The world's a hell! What does it matter what happens in it?
Strona 188 - He waited. Mrs. Verloc was coming. As if the homeless soul of Stevie had flown for shelter straight to the breast of his sister, guardian, and protector, the resemblance of her face with that of her brother grew at every step, even to the droop of the lower lip, even to the slight divergence of the eyes.
Strona 188 - ... without the slightest sound from the side of the dish. Mr. Verloc heard the creaky plank in the floor, and was content. He waited. Mrs. Verloc was coming. As if the homeless soul of Stevie had flown for shelter straight to the breast of his sister, guardian, and protector...
Strona 271 - I'll just have to talk off the cuff. All that noise you hear isn't static, it's death, coming to London. Yes, they're coming here now; you can hear the bombs falling on the streets and the homes.
Strona 310 - What do you know, really? You're just an ordinary little girl living in an ordinary little town. You wake up every morning of your life and you know perfectly well that there's nothing in the world to trouble you. You go through your ordinary little day and at night you sleep your untroubled, ordinary little sleep filled with peaceful stupid dreams. And I brought you nightmares...
Strona 779 - Esther Minciotti, Doreen Lang, Laurinda Barrett, Norma Connolly, Nehemiah Persoff, Lola D'Annunzio, Kippy Campbell, Robert Essen, Dayton Lummis, Frances Reid, Peggy Webber; Running Time: 105 minutes; 16mm Rental Source: Warner Bros.
Strona 310 - You think you know something, don't you? You think you're the clever little girl who knows something. There's so much you don't know. So much. What do you know really? You're just an ordinary little girl living in an ordinary little town. You wake up every morning of your life and you know perfectly well there's nothing in the world to trouble your life.
Strona 130 - Hitchcock was a hulk of a man, unwieldy in his gait, seeming as if he had to hoist himself into every movement. Like an over-blown seal, sidling from place to place, as if the hard earth beneath couldn't give him a grip.
Strona 188 - He was lying on his back and staring upwards. He saw partly on the ceiling and partly on the wall the moving shadow of an arm with a clenched hand holding a carving knife. It flickered up and down. Its movements were leisurely. They were leisurely enough for Mr. Verloc to recognize the limb and the weapon.

Odniesienia do tej książki

Alfred Hitchcock
Nicholas Haeffner
Podgląd niedostępny - 2005
Wszystkie wyniki z usługi Książki Google »

Informacje o autorze (2004)

Patrick McGilligan’s biographies include the acclaimed Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only; the Edgar-nominated Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light; Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast; and George Cukor: A Double Life. The author of several New York Times Notable Books, he has also penned biographies of Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Robert Altman, and James Cagney, along with the oral history Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist (with Paul Buhle). McGilligan lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Informacje bibliograficzne