The Resource Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Ackroyd

Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Ackroyd

Label
Alfred Hitchcock
Title
Alfred Hitchcock
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would plan great voyages, using railway timetables to plot an exact imaginary route across Europe. So how did this fearful figure become the one of the most respected film directors of the twentieth century? As an adult, Hitch rigorously controlled the press' portrait of himself, drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring all others out. In this quick-witted portrait, Ackroyd reveals something more: a lugubriously jolly man fond of practical jokes, who smashes a once-used tea cup every morning to remind himself of the frailty of life. Iconic film stars make cameo appearances, just as Hitch did in his own films. Grace Kelly, Carey Grant and James Stewart despair of his detached directing style, and, perhaps most famously of all, Tippi Hedren endures cuts and bruises from a real-life fearsome flock of birds. Alfred Hitchcock wrests the director's chair back from the master of control and discovers what lurks just out of sight, in the corner of the shot
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackroyd, Peter
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hitchcock, Alfred
  • Hitchcock, Alfred
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion pictures
Target audience
adult
Label
Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Ackroyd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in hardback by Chatto & Windus in 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 260-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn946111293
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780099287667
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)946111293
Label
Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Ackroyd
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in hardback by Chatto & Windus in 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 260-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn946111293
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780099287667
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)946111293

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