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The twelve lives of Alfred Hitchcock : an anatomy of the master of suspense / Edward White.

Author/creator White, Edward, 1981- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2021]
Descriptionxvi, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents The boy who couldn't grow up -- The murderer -- The auteur -- The womanizer -- The fat man -- The dandy -- The family man -- The voyeur -- The entertainer -- The pioneer -- The Londoner -- The man of God.
Abstract In The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock, Edward White explores the Hitchcock phenomenon--what defines it, how it was invented, what it reveals about the man at its core, and how its legacy continues to shape our cultural world.
Abstract From Hitchcock’s early work in England to his most celebrated films, White analyzes Hitchcock's oeuvre and provides new interpretations. He also delves into Hitchcock's ideas about gender; his complicated relationships with "his women" as well as leading men. White also writes movingly of Hitchcock's devotion to his wife and lifelong companion, Alma, who made vital contributions to numerous classic Hitchcock films, and burnished his mythology. He shows that the Hitchcock persona was so carefully created that Hitchcock became not only a figurehead for his own industry but nothing less than a cultural icon. -- adapted from jacket
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formBiographies.
Genre/formBiographies.
LCCN 2020042546
ISBN9781324002390 hardcover
ISBN1324002395 hardcover
ISBNelectronic publication

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