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Alfred Hitchcock (Pocket Essential series) [Paperback]

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Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. Twenty years after his death, Alfred Hitchcock is still a household name. He was both a great artist and dynamite at the box office. As well as an introductory essay, each of Hitchcock's films is individually reviewed and analyzed in this book. In addition, the effect he has had on the industry is explained—virtually every big action movie of the past three decades has been influenced by his work. Additionally there's a handy multimedia reference guide for more Hitchcock information.

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Pages   70
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Weight:   0.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 1999
Publisher   Pocket Essentials
ISBN  1903047005  
ISBN13  9781903047002  

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Ideal reference source  Jan 23, 2000
I do some writing and lecturing on film and find this book to be an ideal reference source. There are succinct and to-the-point plots, subtext and 'making of' sections for each of Hitch's 50 odd films. It's author Paul Duncan has fitted it all in considering the size of the book, and at this price you can't go wrong! The author has also peppered the text with his own opinions and has the nerve to rate the films - quite accurately pointing out that Hitchcock made bad films as well as good ones. I can see how this irreverent attitude to Hitchcock could get up the noses of some academics, but I found it refreshing. His opinions, I find, are also good starting points for discussions about Hitchcock. At the back, there is a reference section where Paul Duncan gives his opinion about other reference books - something I have not seen done elsewhere.
trivial, poorly written guide to film master  Dec 23, 1999
The great English filmmaker has been the subject of numerous wonderful books through the years--volumes by Spoto, Durgnat, the great interview book by Truffaut. This tiny, modest work--more like a little promotional folder you might find at a film tribute on the "for free" table--certainly does not deserve to be placed among those earlier creditable efforts. With little to say on the subject and a painful prose style with which to say it, this book is reminiscent of a collegiate fanzine. The publisher claims it has aimed the book at the "MTV Generation" by which I get the impression they mean readers having the attention span of three minutes--Beavis goes to the movies?-- which is just a little less than this short book takes to absorb. The book's value, if any, is for someone wanting a convenient little listing of Hitch's works for crosschecking their video collection perhaps. I will close by saying something positive about the book--at under 5 dollars it is certainly the cheapest book on Hitchcock.

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