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The Films of Alfred Hitchcock (Cambridge Film Classics) Paperback – February 26, 1993

ISBN-13: 978-0521398145 ISBN-10: 0521398142

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Product Details

  • Series: Cambridge Film Classics
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (February 26, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521398142
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521398145
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #752,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Of the more critical film-by-film analyses this volume by the astute Christian Science Monitor critic Sterritt is the most complete and thoughtful and doesn't get bogged down in film-school folderol." Knight Ridder News Service

Book Description

This survey of Hitchcock's long career pays special attention to varied influences on his work and includes in-depth thematic examinations of the following key films: Blackmail, Shadow of a Doubt, The Wrong Man, Vertigo, Psycho, and the Birds.

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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Joseph W. Smith III on March 30, 2000
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Sterritt's book is somewhat modest compared to the many other tomes on cinema's Grand Wizard; he tackles only a dozen or so of the films in a few unassuming essays -- but he does a brilliant job, adding to the wealth of insights on such classics as "Shadow of a Doubt." His piece on "Psycho" is outrageous, claiming that it's actually a film about MONEY, and that money is equated with human excrement -- and he proves his case! (Marion flushes her calculations down the toilet; Cassidy says, "She sat there while I dumped it out"!) The introductory essay is also very insightful, esp. about Hitch's oversight of his own films. (Sterritt claims that H's cameos are signs that he is ever-present and always monitoring his creation.) I love Hitch, I have practically every book written about him and his work, and I can recommend this book unreservedly.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By gobirds2 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 24, 2014
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I collect books on Alfred Hitchcock's films. I always liked this one for some reason. It just stands out. It is simply written, never bombastic. It is somewhat cheerful to read. That may sound a bit bizarre, but it is true. It is a quiet, somewhat insightful and thoughtful read. I can think of no better way to put it.
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