- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 23 hours and 30 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Audible.com Release Date: August 22, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009113XSK
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The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock Audiobook – Unabridged
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The author's writing skill is top-notch and is keeping me engaged.
Whether or not you are a fan of Hitch or not, the info on early cinema makes it a must read.
Hitchcock enjoyed copious amounts of fine food and wines. Hitch loved luxury travel and was sedentary. He was trapped inside his fat body though he secretly lusted for all those cool blondes in his movies such as Madeline Carroll; Ingrid Bergman; Grace Kelly; Vera Miles and especially Tippii Hedren who starred in The Birds and Marnie. Hitchcock became famous to the ordinary person on the street who watched his ten year run of teleplays.
Hitchcock was a perfectionist who was very egotistical and at times he could be self-centered and cruel. He was beset by many fears but could also be kind to others. He was a film genius with a complex personality. Donald Spoto in this 1983 biography does a great job in discussing each of the Hitchcock films and the business affairs of the wealthy and eccentric Hitchcock. I read this book many years ago but have recently reread it. It is still the best and most comprehensive of the Hitchcock biographies. If you want to explore the Hitchcock universe this is the place to start!
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