The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia

The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia


  • Author : Stephen Whitty
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-06-09
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781442251601


The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia Book Description :

Several decades after his last motion picture was produced, Alfred Hitchcock is still regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the masters of cinema. From silents of the 1920s to his final feature in 1976, the director’s many films continue to entertain audiences and inspire filmmakers. In The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia, film critic Stephen Whitty provides a detailed overview of the director's work. This reference volume features in-depth critical entries on each of his major films as well as biographical essays on his most frequent collaborators and discussions of significant themes in his work. For this book, Whitty draws on primary-source materials such as interviews he conducted with associates of the director—including screenwriter Ja...

The Encyclopedia of Alfred Hitchcock

The Encyclopedia of Alfred Hitchcock


  • Author : Thomas M. Leitch
  • Publisher : Checkmark Books
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 0816043876


The Encyclopedia of Alfred Hitchcock Book Description :

Presents the life and career of Alfred Hitchcock with detailed information on his films, including technical information, themes, style, and film theory....

Hitchcock and the Censors

Hitchcock and the Censors


  • Author : John Billheimer
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780813177410


Hitchcock and the Censors Book Description :

Throughout his career, Alfred Hitchcock had to deal with a wide variety of censors attuned to the slightest suggestion of sexual innuendo, undue violence, toilet humor, religious disrespect, and all forms of indecency, real or imagined. From 1934 to 1968, the Motion Picture Production Code Office controlled the content and final cut on all films made and distributed in the United States. Code officials protected sensitive ears from standard four-letter words, as well as a few five-letter words like tramp and six-letter words like cripes. They also scrubbed "excessively lustful" kissing from the screen and ensured that no criminal went unpunished. During their review of Hitchcock's films, the censors demanded an average of 22.5 changes, ranging from t...

Encyclopedia of Television

Encyclopedia of Television


  • Author : Horace Newcomb
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-02-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781135194796


Encyclopedia of Television Book Description :

The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website....

A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock

A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock


  • Author : Thomas Leitch
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781444397314


A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock Book Description :

The most comprehensive volume ever published on Alfred Hitchcock, covering his career and legacy as well as the broader cultural and intellectual contexts of his work. Contains thirty chapters by the leading Hitchcock scholars Covers his long career, from his earliest contributions to other directors’ silent films to his last uncompleted last film Details the enduring legacy he left to filmmakers and audiences alike...

Encyclopedia of Television Shows  1925 through 2010  2d ed
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Encyclopedia of Television Shows 1925 through 2010 2d ed


  • Author : Vincent Terrace
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780786486410


Encyclopedia of Television Shows 1925 through 2010 2d ed Book Description :

This fully updated and expanded edition covers over 10,200 programs, making it the most comprehensive documentation of television programs ever published. In addition to covering the standard network and cable entertainment genres, the book also covers programs generally not covered elsewhere in print (or even online), including Internet series, aired and unaired pilot films, erotic series, gay and lesbian series, risqué cartoons and experimental programs from 1925 through 1945....

Spellbound by Beauty
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Spellbound by Beauty


  • Author : Donald Spoto
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Release Date : 2008-10-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307449979


Spellbound by Beauty Book Description :

“The trouble today is that we don’t torture women enough.” —Alfred Hitchcock It is remarkable how infrequently, over a period of more than fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock spoke about the beautiful, legendary and talented actresses he directed. And when he did, his remarks were mostly indifferent and often hostile. But his leading ladies greatly enriched his films, even as many of them achieved international stardom precisely because of their work for Hitchcock—among the dozens of women were Madeleine Carroll, Joan Fontaine, Grace Kelly and Tippi Hedren. Yet he maintained a stony, insistent silence about the quality of their performances and their contributions to his art. Spellbound by Beauty—the final volume in master biographer Donald Spo...

Hitch

Hitch


  • Author : John Russell Taylor
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448211616


Hitch Book Description :

One of cinema's greatest directors, a virtuoso visual artist, and a genius of the suspense genre, Alfred Hitchcock (1899Â?1980) is universally known for such masterpieces as Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds. John Russell Taylor, a distinguished film critic and friend of Hitchcock's, enjoyed his full cooperation. Based on numerous interviews, with photos from the private family albums, and an in-depth study of the making of his last film, this biography of the director is as intriguing, revealing, perverse, and entertaining as any Hitchcock classic....

Hitchcock
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Hitchcock


  • Author : Francois Truffaut
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-12-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501143229


Hitchcock Book Description :

Iconic, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by film critic François Truffaut—providing insight into the cinematic method, the history of film, and one of the greatest directors of all time. In Hitchcock, film critic François Truffaut presents fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock about the whole of his vast directorial career, from his silent movies in Great Britain to his color films in Hollywood. The result is a portrait of one of the greatest directors the world has ever known, an all-round specialist who masterminded everything, from the screenplay and the photography to the editing and the soundtrack. Hitchcock discusses the inspiration behind his films and the art of creating fear and suspense, as well as giving striking...

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures


  • Author : George Haggerty
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135585136


Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures Book Description :

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....