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by John Russell Taylor

eBook Hitch: The life And Times of Alfred Hitchcock ePub
Author: John Russell Taylor
Language: English
ISBN: 042504436X
ISBN13: 978-0425044360
Publisher: Berkley; Berkely Ed., Jan., 1980 edition (January 1, 1980)
Category: Arts & Literature
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 181
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ePub file: 1873 kb
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The Life and Times of. Alfred Hitchcock. by. John Russell Taylor.

The Life and Times of. Hitch was very kind to me, and we got into the habit of lunching quite regularly together-just comfortable, social lunches in which we would talk at random about films we had been seeing, about England past and present and, naturally, about Hitch’s own earlier life and experiences, all of which, as a shameless fan, I gobbled up. It occurred to me early on that though there were several books about Hitch’s films, there was nothing really about Hitch the man-even Truffaut’s marathon interview touched on personal matters only very incidentally to the discussion of his work.

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But John Russell Taylor didn't have to go that route. Despite the fact Hitchcock's films are superficially discussed, the author, John Russell Taylor manages to narrate Alfred Hitchcock's life and times in such a way that I could not put it down, and I read it in record time (at least for me). He wrote this biography with the participation and blessings of the man himself. In Hitch, Taylor admits that his subject often projects his fantasies onto the screen. He also provides a good deal of insight into Hitchcock's domineering, obsessively courteous demeanor.

John Russell Taylor (born 19 June 1935) is an English critic and author. He is the author of critical studies of British theatre; of critical biographies of such important figures in Anglo-American film as Alfred Hitchcock, Alec Guinness, Orson Welles, Vivien Leigh, and Ingrid Bergman; of Strangers in Paradise: The Hollywood Emigres 1933–1950 (1983); and several books on art.

Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980, Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980, Motion picture producers and directors, Producteurs et réalisateurs de cinéma. New York : Pantheon Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

Hitch: The Life and Times of Alfred Hitchcock. Hitch - John Russell Taylor. For the Hitchcock family were that relative rarity in their class and with their background, long-standing English Catholics

Hitch: The Life and Times of Alfred Hitchcock. by John Russell Taylor. For the Hitchcock family were that relative rarity in their class and with their background, long-standing English Catholics. In the East End of London, a melting-pot of nationalities, there was at that time and since a considerable Catholic population of, mostly, recent Irish extraction. And there were still pockets of the old Catholic gentry surviving not too far away, in East Anglia.

Despite the fact Hitchcock's films are superficially discussed, the author, John Russell Taylor manages to narrate Alfred Hitchcock's life and times in such a way that I could . Author John Russell Taylor definitely takes the high road.

The facts are all there but it is indeed a matter of interpretation of how the numerous anecdotes are retold that makes the difference here.

Hitchcock is a rather special kind of director. He is always ready to sacrifice dramatic logic (in so far as it exists) for the sake of a camera effect or a mood effect. He is aware of this and accepts the handicap

Hitchcock is a rather special kind of director. He is aware of this and accepts the handicap. Стр. 298 'Remember', says Hitch, 'all that matters, all that exists for the audience, is what is on the screen. It doesn't matter if the set extends no more than six inches beyond what the camera records - it could as well be six miles for all the effect.

Hitch: The Life and Times and Alfred Hitchcock. It's likely that readers who have watched many of Alfred Hitchcock's films can't help but have noticed how frequently he depicts fetishism, sadism, and voyeurism. One of cinema's greatest directors, a virtuoso visual artist, and a genius of the suspense genre, Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) is universally known for such masterpieces as Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds. Because Hitchcock was a reclusive man and a guarded interview subject, almost everyone who writes about him turns to his work for insight into his life.

The Life and Times of Alfred Hitchcock, by John Russell Taylor. And what better man to write such book than John Russell Taylor. the former film critic of The Times of London, who knows Mr. Hitchcock fairly well. who has studied his films and written about them extensively, and whose own English family background had some points of uncanny similarity with Hitch's was well placed to understand the ins and.

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Drelalen
I enjoyed this biography more than Spoto's tabloid fiction. Mr. Taylor actually had the full cooperation of Hitchcock and is family while writing the book. The downside is that it does not include the director's death (in the edition that I own) because it was published before he passed away. It is essential reading for admirers of Alfred Hitchcock's filmography.
Drelajurus
This book was a really easy read. With tales of Hitch's career and providing insight - I believe - into the man behind the much misunderstood myth.
"Hitch" is mostly filled with tales from behind the scenes rather than an examination of Hitch's craft and technique. I enjoyed it because I think knowing the PERSON behind a picture will often explain his technique better than any self-proclaimed "expert" who will often take technical necessity and make it symbolist bull.
Well written and very interesting subject matter. A must for anyone!
Jark
This is a wonderful glossily written biography. It is written with much gusto. This is one of the first biographies of Hitchcock that I read. I knew that Alfred Hitchcock was a great filmmaker, but his antics off-screen were equally droll. Despite the fact Hitchcock's films are superficially discussed, the author, John Russell Taylor manages to narrate Alfred Hitchcock's life and times in such a way that I could not put it down, and I read it in record time (at least for me). There are better biographies on Hitchcock out there (Donald Spoto's for instance) but this edition makes for enjoyable reading. The facts are all there but it is indeed a matter of interpretation of how the numerous anecdotes are retold that makes the difference here. Author John Russell Taylor definitely takes the high road.
Zyniam
The Man Whose Name Means Suspense

He hates eggs and children. He Loves blondes and murder. He has been making films for 54 years, married for 53 and celibate for 40. he has terrified and entertained more people than any other individual living today. He is without question the most famous, most brilliant, most imitated, most successful and most fascinating director in the history of Hollywood. And this is his story!
Enone
I learned some details I hadn't heard before. This is easily readable and interesting. Another puzzle piece useful in trying to analyze the man and his films. Recommended for fans.
Knights from Bernin
Highly readable and informative. Recommended for all Hitch fans as well as anyone interested in the history of cinema. Beyond the basic facts,there are lots of telling anecdotes and perceptive observations, such as Hitchcock's famous distinction between shock and suspense. My favorite Hitch quip: a father wrote to Hitchcock for some advice. After seeing Les Diaboliques his daughter refused to take a bath, and now after seeing Psycho she wouldn't take a shower either. "Have her dry-cleaned" was Hitchcock's cheerful reply.
Yayrel
The book was great it really showed his movies to the full extent. The beggining of the book(first 3 chapters) discussed his childhood, but could have went more in depth. It really makes you feel what Hitch was fealling when doing the movies.
The best biography of Hitchcock ever. Very nice and touching. A great read.
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