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Me and Hitch

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'Tell me the story so far' were the words Evan Hunter heard each morning as he sat down to work with Alfred Hitchcock on the screenplay of The Birds. The starting point was Daphne du Maurier's short story, but all that Hitchcock retained from the original was the title and the idea of birds attacking humans - the rest emerged in the working sessions in which Hitchcock and ...more
Paperback, 91 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Faber & Faber (first published January 1st 1997)
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Evan Hunter: he was even better known as Ed McBain, a name he used for most of his crime fiction, beginning in 1956.

#1 - Screenwriter Evan Hunter is set to meet film director Alfred Hitchcock in 1960s Hollywood - but what to wear? Read by Ed Bishop.

#2 'The Birds' screenwriter hatches an idea - but can it win Alfred Hitchcock the Academy Award he craves? Read by Ed Bishop.

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#3 The first draft of Hitchcock's new film is written, but people still want to know -
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This short memoir from Hunter (who also wrote as Ed McBain) about his working with Hitchcock on The Birds and Marnie fairly sings off the page, full of incident and detail and beautifully written. Honest but clearly admiring of the great director, this is an invaluable snap-shot of a creative period that gets rosier with every year that passes. Highly recommended.
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Better known by his pseudonym Ed McBain.

Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. While successful and well known as Evan Hunter, he was even better known as Ed McBain, a name he used for most of his crime fiction, beginning in 1956.
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