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Highly Recommended. Edited by Paul Duncan. Meet the inventor of modern horror, suspense, and innovative film-making–the directorial equivalent of Will Eisner. This complete guide to the Hitchcock canon is a movie buff’s dream: from his 1925 debut The Pleasure Garden to 1976’s swan song Family Plot, this traces the filmmaker’s entire life and career. Detailed behind-the-scenes essays for each of Hitchcock’s 53 movies, along with behind-the-camera, on-set photos. With triumphs such as Rebecca, Vertigo, Rear Window, and Psycho, and of course, The Birds, Hitchcock fashioned a new level of cinematic intrigue and fear through careful pacing, subtlety, and suggestiveness. Taschen, 2019.

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Meet the inventor of modern horror, suspense, and innovative film-making–the directorial equivalent of Will Eisner. This complete guide to the Hitchcock canon is a movie buff’s dream: from his 1925 debut The Pleasure Garden to 1976’s swan song Family Plot, this traces the filmmaker’s entire life and career. Detailed behind-the-scenes essays for each of Hitchcock’s 53 movies, along with behind-the-camera, on-set photos. With triumphs such as Rebecca, Vertigo, Rear Window, and Psycho, and of course, The Birds, Hitchcock fashioned a new level of cinematic intrigue and fear through careful pacing, subtlety, and suggestiveness.

This complete guide traces Hitchcock’s life and career from his earliest silent films right through to his last picture. Updated with fresh images, the book combines detailed entries for each of Hitchcock’s 53 films, an incisive essay that sheds light on his fear-inducing devices, photos of the master at work, and an illustrated list of each of his cameos, together adding up to a movie buff’s dream.

Massive 688-page volume. Special 1/2-size dust jacket on very heavy stock. Pulling it open reveals a wrap-around pictorial cover featuring Hitchcock and one of the evil birds from his most famous film, printed on handsome black cloth.

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