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Writing with Hitchcock : the collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and John Michael Hayes

Author: Steven DeRosa
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Screenwriter and film archivist Steven DeRosa follows Hitchcock and Hayes through each film from initial discussions to completed picture and also reveals the personal story - filled with inspiration and humor, jealousy and frustration - of the initial synergy between the two men before their relationship fell apart. Writing with Hitchcock not only provides new insight into four films from a master but also sheds  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Alfred Hitchcock; John Michael Hayes; Alfred Hitchcock; John Michael Hayes; Alfred Hitchcock
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven DeRosa
ISBN: 0571199909 9780571199907
OCLC Number: 44905071
Description: xvi, 334 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Pittsburg, California, May 1943 --
A Perfect Treatment --
A Match Made in Hollywood --
You've Never Been to the Riviera? --
An Expensive Self-Indulgence --
Into Thin Air --
Un-Hitched --
The Screenplays--An Analysis --
Credits for the Hitchcock-Hayes Films --
Rules and Rigors of a Book-Fed Scenarist by John Michael Hayes.
Responsibility: Steven DeRosa.
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In 1953, Alfred Hitchcock began to work with the scriptwriter John Michael Hayes. The four films Hitchcock made with Hayes represented an extraordinary change of style. This study follows Hitchcock  Read more...

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by stevenderosa (WorldCat user on 2007-01-01)

Introduction Prologue: Pittsburg, California, May 1943 3 1 A Perfect Treatment 5 2 A Match Made in Hollywood 53 3 You've Never Been to the Riviera? 87 4 An Expensive Self-Indulgence 125 5 Into Thin Air 151 6 Un-Hitched 203 7 The Screenplays - An Analysis 223 App. I Credits for the Hitchcock-Hayes Films 283 App. II Rules and Rigors of a Book-Fed Scenarist 293 Notes 297 Selected Bibliography 321 Acknowledgments 323 Index 327

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'With diamond clarity, Steven DeRosa defines the art, the joy, the rewards - and the hazards - of screenwriting for a cinematic genius like Alfred Hitchcock.' Joseph Stefano, screenwriter of Psycho

 
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“The four films that John Michael Hayes wrote for Hitchcock, were made during the richest and most complex period in the director's career. As Steven DeRosa writes, Hitchcock was most comfortable working with younger, untried writers to whom he could be a mentor; the films he made with Hayes are ample...
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