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  • ISBN: 0091797233
  • Category: Thriller & Mystery
  • Author: Donald Spoto
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Other formats: azw mbr lit mobi
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: London : Hutchinson (2008)
  • FB2 size: 1839 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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informs Spellbound by Beauty with his profound knowledge of his subject, years of sound reporting, highly . Praise for Donald Spoto THE ART OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK I am gratified by what Donald Spoto says about my work, and I am impressed by the wit and grace of his writing.

informs Spellbound by Beauty with his profound knowledge of his subject, years of sound reporting, highly polished prose, and sensible analysis. Richmond Times-Dispatch. Expert insights into Hitchcock’s films. Exceptionally thoughtful. Spoto’s total familiarity with the films is manifest throughout. He ably demonstrates that Hitchcock was not only a master of suspense but an artist of the first rank as well.

Spoto began his Hitchcock studies with a work of polite hagiography, The Art of Alfred Hitchcock, in 1976. He conducted many long and presumably collegial interviews with Hitchcock while working on that book. Seven years later, after Hitchcock’s death, Mr. Spoto delivered a more feather-ruffling portrait, The Dark Side of Genius, which dealt with Hitchcock’s life as well as with his work. And now, after a long if seemingly random string of other biographies about individuals as varied as Preston Sturges, Elizabeth Taylor and Joan of Arc, he is drawn back to familiar territory.

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Автор: Spoto Donald Название: Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred . Описание: This definitive illustrated survey of all of Alfred Hitchcock's films is a book no movie buff or Hitchcock fan can afford to be without.

Описание: This definitive illustrated survey of all of Alfred Hitchcock's films is a book no movie buff or Hitchcock fan can afford to be without.

Alfred Hitchcock is now celebrated as one of the glories of international cinema .

Alfred Hitchcock is now celebrated as one of the glories of international cinema - a Cockney who remained unassailably English, even though he made some of his finest films after moving to America. His image remains that of the dry, unflappable entertainer, rotund and flat-voiced, purveying his tales of violence and sexual betrayal with understated black humour.

Spellbound by Beauty-the final volume in master biographer Donald Spoto’s Hitchcock trilogy that began with The Art of Alfred Hitchcock and continued with The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock-is.

Donald Spoto (born June 28, 1941) is an American biographer and theologian. He is known for his best-selling biographies of people in the worlds of film and theater, and more recently for his books on theology and spirituality

Donald Spoto (born June 28, 1941) is an American biographer and theologian. He is known for his best-selling biographies of people in the worlds of film and theater, and more recently for his books on theology and spirituality. Spoto has written 29 books, including biographies of Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Tennessee Williams, Ingrid Bergman, James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Alan Bates.

Spellbound by beauty : Alfred Hitchcock and his leading ladies, Donald Spoto. On his side, Hitchcock referred to his first leading ladies only to cite the costs of their excess personal baggage and their refusal to eat the food served on European trains

Spellbound by beauty : Alfred Hitchcock and his leading ladies, Donald Spoto. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. 1. Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899–1980-Relations with women. On his side, Hitchcock referred to his first leading ladies only to cite the costs of their excess personal baggage and their refusal to eat the food served on European trains. Balcon told Hitchcock to remain in Germany, where the. producer had lined up another movie with another American.

The inspiration behind BBC2's The Girl starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller, Spellbound by Beauty examines Hitchcock's relationship with his leading ladies including Tippi Hendren and Grace Kelly

The inspiration behind BBC2's The Girl starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller, Spellbound by Beauty examines Hitchcock's relationship with his leading ladies including Tippi Hendren and Grace Kelly. Hitchcock is also the subject of an upcoming film, Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren dues for release in 2013. But his leading ladies greatly enriched his films, and many of them achieved international stardom precisely because of their work for Hitchcock.

2009 Язык: ENG Размер: 2. 2 x 1. 0 x . 6 cm Поставляется из: США Описание: Fascinating. probes an even darker side of Hitchcock.


Reviews about Spellbound by beauty : Alfred Hitchcock and his leading ladies / by Donald Spoto (7):
Thetahuginn
Both. I found very interesting facts that I didn't know about Hitch (as he asked people to call him and "drop the cock"). Let me just say, that the part of the book about Tippi Hedren in The Birds was shocking. Hitch had a sick love/hate for her and a couple of other leading ladies but poor Tippi (innocent and new) got the worst treatment of all. His focus was ALWAYS on the leading ladies,,,,never the men. He wanted them blonde, and tortured them in many ways by repetitive shooting of scenes (Tippi's went on for days). This will not gross you out but WOW you will be surprised and hopefully enjoy it like I did.
crazy mashine
Very good as I enjoy books about Hitchcock & fascinated about Actress Tipi Hedren !!
GoodLike
At least it was in my case.
Also, it seems that the author couldn't decide wether to tell us the story of the making of the movies or that of his leading ladies and his relationship with them.
It is, though, engaging and well written. l'd recommend it but if it's a matter of choosing between this one and "Dark Side of Genius" I'd definitely go for the latter.
Gavinranara
I am enjoying it once it downloaded properly.
Gaudiker
Hitchcock's obsessions were both fascinating as they related to his films and disturbing. This book highlights both aspects exceedingly well. As a lover of Hicthcock films, this book is a must.
Mikarr
a great read with apparently some pretty solid info. yes, the title lives up...you will be spellbound by the great Hitchcock, the truth behind his legend, and the fascinating pettiness he practiced on some amazing women.
Marilace
What a great read on a mat interesting subject. Highly recommend.
It was an excellent book, entertaining and insightful and ultimately a tragic tale of a genius. I watched all his movies again in a whole new way after reading this book.

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