- Tapa dura: 129 páginas
- Editor: Hachette Usa (1 de enero de 2013)
- Colección: Icons
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 054445622X
- ISBN-13: 978-0544456228
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Alfred Hitchcock (Icons) (Inglés) Tapa dura – 1 ene 2013
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Widely regarded as the greatest filmmaker of the twentieth century, Alfred Hitchcock had a gift for creating suspense and a shrewd knowledge of human psychology. His film career, spanning more than half a century, is studded with classics from The 39 Steps to Psycho, North by Northwest to Vertigo. A master of intricate storytelling, Hitchcock was one of the first directors whose films belonged to both popular culture and high art. By the end of his life, he had gone from being the overweight son of a greengrocer in a London suburb to Hollywood's reigning director, whose cameo roles in his own films were one of their most anticipated features, and whose profile was recognized by millions (thanks to the television show Alfred Hitchcock Presents). Michael Wood describes this journey with the wit and erudition that are the trademarks of his work, showcasing his singular ability to detect hidden patterns within apparently disparate forms. Whether he is writing about Henry James or Hollywood in the 1920s, he is alert to the fundamental truth lurking behind the stated meaning. In Alfred Hitchcock, Wood has found his ideal subject—an artist for whom explicit statement was anathema, who made conventional plot a hiding place rather than a source of revelation.
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Michael Wood is the author of many works, including The Magician's Doubts: Nabokov and the Risks of Fiction, Children of Silence: On Contemporary Fiction, and America in the Movies, a survey of Hollywood films of the 1940s and 1950s. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and a professor emeritus of comparative literature at Princeton University.
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As a person who has read a vast amount on Hitchcock there was little information in this book which was new to me. However, the book many appeal best to readers who know little about the rotund director and wish to know more. The book includes a filmography and bibliography which prove helpful to those who want more insights into the tortured genius of Hitchcock.
Are you a particular fan of REAR WINDOW? Do you enjoy the campy melodrama of MARNIE? Curious about THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY or FRENZY? Want information about the television series? Wood acknowledges that such exists, but that is all. And when he does focus on a film—LIFE BOAT, ROPE, VERTIGO among others—he doesn’t offer anything of particular interest. His thoughts and ideas and analyses have been presented in considerably more depth and with considerably more grace in a dozen or more sources. Ultimately, the book is nothing more than an extended fanboy essay, written in a so-so style but without memorable content. Skip this one and go elsewhere.
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