Monday, 4 August 2008

Hitch book... not just one for the Birds (ho ho)

There's a new book on its way, about some fat bloke who made a few filums ages ago.
Okay, okay, I'm not THAT much of a philistine! There's a new book about Hitch on its way, and while he didn't make a huge amount of BHFs (erm, one at the last count, and that's debateable... okay, two if you count 'The Lodger'. Or one, if you count 'The Lodger' and then discount 'Frenzy').
It's by the people who brought us 'The Hammer Story', and let's face it, that was a mighty fine tome. Here's the details...

The Alfred Hitchcock Story

“A magnificent book for any connoisseur of the Master of Suspense”
- Total Film

“Lavishly illustrated throughout with rare stills and behind-the-scenes photos… Both a treat to look at and a pleasure to read.”
- Film Review

With 2008 marking the 50th anniversary of the award-winning and twice Oscar®-nominated movie Vertigo, Titan Books is launching a brand new edition of the stunning celebration of the work of Britain’s most eminent director: The Alfred Hitchcock Story [22 August 2008, £24.99].

The first comprehensively illustrated look at the career of Alfred Hitchcock, this hardback volume comes in the tradition of Titan’s acclaimed The Hammer Story, providing an authoritative, film-by-film guide to 'the Master' and his work, from the early silent days of The Lodger, through his classic British period of The 39 Steps, to the Hollywood success of Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho and beyond.

Packed with hundreds of stills and posters, with many rare or unseen images, The Alfred Hitchcock Story also includes additional features on the director's famous cameos and is introduced with a foreword by Psycho star, Janet Leigh.

Taking readers on an exploration of the groundbreaking work of a director whose influence remains firmly intact throughout modern cinema, this is the ultimate book for Hitchcock fans and an invaluable resource for any film aficionado.

“[Ken Mogg] perhaps knows Hitchcock and his milieu better than any other film critic.” – Dan Aulier, author of Hitchcock’s Notebooks and Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic

“If I had to recommend one book on Hitchcock… this would be the one.”
– Bill Krohn, author of Hitchcock at Work

Ken Mogg is the editor of the highly acclaimed magazine and website The MacGuffin, the foremost source of Hitchcock-related discussion and news on the Internet. He corresponded with Hitchcock and was on the set of his last film. He lives in Melbourne.

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The Alfred Hitchcock Story (Revised Edition)
Ken Mogg. Foreword by Janet Leigh
Titan Books 22 August 2008 • Hardback • £24.99 • 192pp • ISBN-13: 9781845767082

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