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Master of the macabre Hitchcock is analyzed in this volume that cover his most famous films ("Frenzy, The Birds, Psycho") and memorable cameos in all his movies.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Taschen
(first published August 1st 1999)
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Although there are umpteen Hitchcock books out there, this is still a worthy addition for any film buff or Hitchcock fan to have in their library. The choice of hundreds of photos of Hitch and his films are alone worth the price of the book. And the very adaptable binding that Taschen has provided for this series of film books makes for easy access and enjoyable reading.
Alfred Hitchcock's name attaches itself to the horror genre instantaneously. His nuances on set and the way in which he held himself have not been seen in contemporary cinema since his death. His obsession with story structure and set design allowed him to convey a certain mood in each scene of his films; he was a master in the art of set design. This novel takes a backseat look at the master of horror and how his obsessive tendencies to detail truly made him stand alone as an auteur. I enjoyed ...more
Nice book, which by brother offered me for my birthday. Beginning from the point and it's a book published by Taschen, you already know what you should expect from it. For me, that I knew about the suspense master from when I was young, it was nothing new. One way or another, the text it's short and could be developed more. But this is a photobook, so you can't get more space for the text. I think that Paul Duncan lose much of its time explaining the film stories plot instead of developing more ...more
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