Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light
Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light is the definitive biography of the Master of Suspense and the most widely recognized film director of all time.
In a career that spanned six decades and produced more than 60 films – including The 39 Steps, Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds – Alfred Hitchcock set new standards for cinematic invention and storytelling. Acclaimed biographer Patrick McGilligan re-examines his life and extraordinary work, challenging perceptions of Hitchcock as the “macabre Englishman” and sexual obsessive, and reveals instead the ingenious craftsman, trickster, provocateur, and romantic.
With insights into his relationships with Hollywood legends – such as Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ingrid Bergman, and Grace Kelly – as well as his 54-year marriage to Alma Reville and his inspirations in the thriller genre, the book is full of the same dark humor, cliffhanger suspense, and revelations that are synonymous with one of the most famous and misunderstood figures in cinema.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kishields - LibraryThing
An exhaustive study of the great director's life and work. If you ever wanted to know everything there is to know about Hitchcock, this is the source to use. I found the first part of the book ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dczapka - LibraryThing
McGilligan's biography of the master of suspense is an intense, engaging, and obsessively thorough work that is a pleasure to read and seems poised to spark new discussions about the nature of the man ... Read full review