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Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock

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This is the definitive life story of Alfred Hitchcock, the enigmatic and intensely private director of Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Birds, and more than forty other films. While setting forth every stage of Hitchcock's long life and brilliant career, Donald Spoto also explores the roots of the director's obsessions with blondes, food, murder, and idealized love — and he traces the incomparable, bizarre genius from Hitchcock's English childhood through the golden years of his career in America as one of the greatest directors in the history of filmmaking.

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"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." Library Journal

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"Absolutely compulsory reading." The New York Times Book Review

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"A real page-turner, and as complete a picture as we are likely to get." Variety

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"The finest book about a filmmaker yet. Sensational in its revelations; at the same time, a biography of unassailable integrity. I could not put it down." Gregory Peck

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The classic, Edgar Award–winning biography, published to celebrate the centenary of Hitchcocks birth.

About the Author

Donald Spoto received his Ph.D. from Fordham University. He is the author of twenty-one books, including internationally bestselling biographies of Alfred Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, Marlene Dietrich, Laurence Olivier, Marilyn Monroe and Ingrid Bergman. He is married to the Danish school administrator and artist Ole Flemming Larsen; they live in a quiet village, an hour's drive from Copenhagen.

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9780306809323
Author:
Spoto, Donald
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Hitchcock, alfred, 1899-1980
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Hitchcock, Alfred
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Film - General
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Edition Number:
Centennial ed.
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Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990831
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 29.2 oz

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Product details 608 pages Da Capo Press - English 9780306809323 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Absolutely compulsory reading."
"Review" by , "A real page-turner, and as complete a picture as we are likely to get."
"Review" by , "The finest book about a filmmaker yet. Sensational in its revelations; at the same time, a biography of unassailable integrity. I could not put it down."
"Synopsis" by ,
The classic, Edgar Award–winning biography, published to celebrate the centenary of Hitchcocks birth.
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