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Hitchcock Blonde

3.6  ·  Rating details ·  30 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A media lecturer and his female protege find some deteriorated Hitchcock footage. It would appear they had discovered some early rushes but what film were they for and who is the mysterious blonde?
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 27th 2003 by Methuen Publishing
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Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I saw this play on the stage in the West End in 2003.
This book is a faithful representation of the play and brings the whole experience back for me.
You don't have to be a fan of Hitchcock or his films to enjoy the book. The use of 3 storylines 40 years apart in 1919, 1959 and 1999 makes this a complex but engrossing piece and the play in written form is easy to follow and understand the connections between each time frame.
The story is about desire and unfulfilled relationships that span the yea
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 All of the familiar Hitchcock tropes (voyeurism, obsession, shame, guilt, identity, etc.) are recycled to clever effect is this stylish pastiche. Points taken off because the set (pool and working shower onstage), special effect and video requirements are far beyond the financial capabilities of most theatre companies - in fact, I doubt is there has actually been ANY production of it since the premiere in London.
Jul 31, 2011 rated it liked it
Interesting premise but doesn't really live up to the promise of the title. Someone needs to write a great and creepy play about Hitch - this just isn't it.

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Jul 14, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: plays, film
Hitchcock yawn.
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own, plays
Read it in one sitting and loved it. I can't wait to use the Blonde's monologues as audition pieces.
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Apr 21, 2017 rated it liked it
I just kept picturing Rosamund Pike as I read, since she played the Blonde in the Royal Court production. Not sure if I actually liked this play though. I didn't do anything for me and felt underwhelming and predictable.
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