Alfred Hitchcock

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 25 paź 2016 - 288
Alfred Hitchcock rigorously controlled his public image, drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring out all others. In this gripping short biography, Peter Ackroyd wrests the director’s chair back from the master of control to reveal a lugubriously jolly man fond of practical jokes, who smashed a once-used tea cup every morning to remind himself of the frailty of life. Iconic film stars make cameo appearances throughout Hitchcock’s story, just as the director did in his own films: Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, James Stewart and, perhaps most famously of all, Tippi Hedren, who endures cuts and bruises from a fearsome flock of real birds. Perceptive and intelligent, Alfred Hitchcock is a fascinating look at one of the most revered directors of the twentieth century.

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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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The Child Who Never Cried
Ill Do
Sound Please
I Was Grey Chapter 5 At Home
Oh Dear
I Am Typed
Good Evening
Birds and Beasts
Back to Basics
Bibliography A Note About the Author
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Peter Ackroyd is the author of London: The Biography, Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination, Shakespeare: The Biography, and Thames: The Biography. He has written acclaimed biographies of T. S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Sir Thomas More, and Charlie Chaplin, as well as several successful novels. He has won the Whitbread Book Award for Biography, 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 Award for Literature. His most recent book was a brief biography of Wilkie Collins.

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