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Spellbound by Beauty by Donald Spoto
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Jun 22, 08

bookshelves: arc, cinerelated
Recommended for: Hitchcock fans
Read in June, 2008

While I enjoy many of Hitchcock's films, I am by no stretch of the imagination a Hitchcock aficionado: I am not one of the people who will be disturbed and offended by the revelations unearthed by Mr. Spoto in this, his third book on the Master. Focusing on Hitchcock's relations, both professional and personal, with his leading ladies, I found this book to be more than anything else a very useful overview of Hitchcock's films. I don't know: maybe I just don't shock easily. It is true that the chapters describing Tippi Hedren's ordeals in THE BIRDS and MARNIE made for queasy reading.
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