How is it possible to paint a portrait of an artist who left behind none of the notebooks and journals that provide most biographers with important personal details? After exhaustive researching and interviewing, Donald Spoto came to the conclusion that "Hitchcock's films were indeed his notebooks and journals ... [they] are astonishingly personal documents." This account of Alfred Hitchcock's life reads the mind of the man through the making of his films. Spoto argues powerfully and convincingly that movies like Notorious
, Rear Window
can be appreciated not only as masterpieces of entertainment but also as subtle, revealing autobiography.
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From Library Journal
Spoto's 1983 biography is being reproduced in honor of the famous director's centennial. The book was well received at the time of its publication, even managing to snag an Edgar Award. For this anniversary edition, Spoto has added a new introduction. The text is buttressed with numerous photographs and a detailed filmography.
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