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    DescriptionHitchcock at Work is a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes examination of the work of 'The Master of Suspense', Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980). It examines the director's entire career from the early films made in the UK in the 1920s and 30s, to his move to Hollywood where he came to co-produce as well as direct his films. Film expert Bill Krohn looks beyond the usual anecdotal sources about Hitchcock, paying unprecedented attention to the director's personal papers and the archives of the film studios for which he worked. This seminal survey includes rare shooting schedules, budgets, memos, letters, storyboards and transcripts of discussions with key collaborators. The result is a major reassessment of the working methods of this historic director: one that transcends many of the myths often promulgated by Hitchcock himself that have warped previous criticism. Hitchcock at Work is fully illustrated throughout in both colour and black and white, and features stills from films, shots taken on set, storyboards and annotated film scripts. A complete filmography reveals the scope of Hitchcock's momentous career, suggesting the subtle nuances of its development.


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    Title
    Hitchcock at Work
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Krohn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 230 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 1,497 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780714843339
    ISBN 10: 0714843334
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC21: 791.430233092
    BIC subject category V2: KNTC, APFB
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    B&T Approval Code: C07521500
    B&T General Subject: 595
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030, PER004040
    LC classification: PN1998.3.H
    BISAC V2.8: PER004010
    DC22: 791.43023309
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 791.4302/33/092
    LC classification: PN1998.3.H58 K76 2003
    Thema V1.0: KNT, ATFB
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    82 colour and 200 b&w filmshots, filmography
    Publisher
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Bill Krohn has been the Hollywood correspondent of the influential movie magazine Cahiers du Cinema for over twenty years. During this time, he has interviewed a multitude of Hitchcock's closest collaborators.
    Review quote
    'Of all the books on the Master, Bill Krohn's is quite the most splendid and involving. Given the kind of breathtaking visual treatment that is the hallmark of the publisher Phaidon, keen and penetrating text is matched by the images, often spread impressively across two pages that do full justice to the remarkable pictorial qualities of Hitchcock's films. Absolutely essential.' (News International Genre Hotline) 'A work of art in its own right.' (Total Film)
    Table of contents
    1. Prologue: The Unknown Hitchcock 2. Panorama of The English Period: A Star is Born 3. Hitchcock in Hollywood: Rebecca, Foreign Correspondent, Mr and Mrs Smith, Suspicion 4. Hitchcock vs Hitler: Saboteur 5. An American Filmmaker: Shadow of a Doubt (Lifeboat, Spellbound) 6. Writing with the Camera: Notorious (The Paradine Case, Rope, Under Capricorn, Stage Fright) 7. Hitchcock as Producer: Strangers on a Train (I Confess, Dial M for Murder) 8. The Uncertainty Principle: Rear Window (To Catch a Thief, The Trouble with Harry) 9. Reinventing a Classic: The Man who Knew too Much (The Wrong Man) 10. A Failed Exorcism Vertigo 11. A Realistic Nightmare: North by Northwest 12. Psycho, or the Art of Mise-en-Scene 13. Winging it: The Birds (Marnie, Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy, Family Plot) 14. Epilogue: In Memoriam Mary Rose Filmography