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Hitchcock''s Stars Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood Studio System

Author: Lesley L Coffin
Publisher: Lanham Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After making a name for himself in his native England, Alfred Hitchcock was drawn to the U.S. in 1939, where he had unprecedented access to all of the riches the Hollywood studios had to offer. From set designers to cinematographers, Hitchcock could draw from the elite personnel behind the camera. But his choice of on-screen talent was an even greater boon to the director. In this book, the author shows how the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Hitchcock''s Stars : Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood Studio System
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley L Coffin
ISBN: 9781442230774 1442230770
OCLC Number: 1020290767
Description: Online-Ressource (247 Seiten)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Hitchcock's Livestock; Ch01. Rebecca; Ch02. Foreign Correspondent; Ch03. Mr. and Mrs. Smith; Ch04. Suspicion; Ch05. Saboteur; Ch06. Shadow of a Doubt; Ch07. Lifeboat; Ch08. Spellbound; Ch09. Notorious; Ch10. The Paradine Case; Ch11. Rope; Ch12. Under Capricorn; Ch13. Stage Fright; Ch14. Strangers on a Train; Ch15. I Confess; Ch16. Dial M for Murder; Ch17. Rear Window; Ch18. To Catch a Thief; Ch19. The Trouble with Harry; Ch20. The Man Who Knew Too Much; Ch21. The Wrong Man; Ch22. Vertigo; Ch23. North by Northwest; Ch24. Psycho; Ch25. The Birds. Ch26. MarnieCh27. Torn Curtain; Ch28. Family Plot; Conclusion: Hitchcock's Influence; Notes; Filmography; Index; About the Author.

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After making a name for himself in his native England, Alfred Hitchcock was drawn to the U.S. in 1939, where he had unprecedented access to all of the riches the Hollywood studios had to offer. From set designers to cinematographers, Hitchcock could draw from the elite personnel behind the camera. But his choice of on-screen talent was an even greater boon to the director. In this book, the author shows how the director's keen sense of business, showmanship, and artistry helped him make the most of Hollywood's most valuable resource, the star system. Chronicling Hitchcock's twenty-eight pictur

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There's a well-known story about film director Alfred Hitchcock that says he believed actors were like cattle. In fact, he said they should be treated like cattle-a subtle but important Read more...

 
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