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It's even more reliable than Francois Truffaut's magisterial interview book Hitchcock, because Rebello interviewed the fat master himself, plus many Psycho insiders less cagey and truth-dodging than he.
At last, thanks to Rebello, we know all about the celebrated shower murder scene and all that swirls around it. Like Ernst Lubitsch, who conveyed the thrill of adultery by having the lovers open a door and cast their shadows on a bed, Hitchcock knew that, in film, artful discretion can be the most shocking effect of all. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In fact, the book strikes me as one of the few I've read on Hollywood to suggest that the writer actually knows his way around movie sets and knows how films get made.
Psycho has always been a success with its audience, and the viewers are the ones who keep its reputation as one of Hitchcock's greatest films alive.
Pretty straightforward. Focuses exclusively on the making of the film, as opposed to the movie Hitchcock (based on this book) which also touches upon his relationship with his... Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Alfredo Hurtado
Fun movie. I didn't like some parts. They were slow.. Anthony Hopkins played Hitchcock with great flair.Published 2 months ago by Emanuel Kandilakis
If you like Hitchcock and you like to watch bonus features on dvd's, then this book is for you. Dive in and have fun.Published 4 months ago by noos
If you're looking for the deep insight into the relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma, that was the focus of the recent and very enjoyable movie 'Hitchcock', then... Read morePublished 5 months ago by John Joyce
A nice book for a Kindle "whenever, wherever" book. I read many show biz related books and some are fantastic, some are embarrassingly bad, and some are average. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Shawna W T Monson
Fascinating book about the making of "Psycho," this is what the recent movie was based on. The book is better than the movie, and a "must-read" for any fan of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by BinkyDiva
If you saw the movie "Psycho" you will really enjoy how (and why)
it was put together under a limited budget to become one of the best. Read more
I love all the Psycho movies, but the first is the best. This tells the story of the making of that movie and the author spares no detail. Read morePublished 11 months ago by pgh girl