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The Resource Hitchcock's stars : Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood studio system, Lesley L. Coffin

Hitchcock's stars : Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood studio system, Lesley L. Coffin

Label
Hitchcock's stars : Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood studio system
Title
Hitchcock's stars
Title remainder
Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood studio system
Statement of responsibility
Lesley L. Coffin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although he was a visual stylist who once referred to actors as cattle, Alfred Hitchcock also had a remarkable talent for innovative and creative casting choices. The director launched the careers of several actors and completely changed the trajectory of others, many of whom created some of the most iconic screen performances in history. However, Hitchcock's ability to fit his leading men and women into just the right parts has been a largely overlooked aspect of his filmmaking skills. In Hitchcock's Stars: Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood Studio System, Lesley L. Coffin looks at how the director made the most of the actors who were at his disposal for several decades. From his first American production in 1940 to his final feature in 1976, Hitchcock's films were examples of creative casting that strayed far from the norm during the structured Hollywood star system. Rather than examining the cinematic aspects of his work, this book explores the collaboration the director engaged in with some of the most popular stars in Hollywood history. Coffin explains how the master of on-screen manipulation exploited the nervous insecurity of Joan Fontaine for the lead in Rebecca, subverted the wholesome image of Robert Walker to play a deranged killer in Strangers on a Train, and plucked an unknown actress to star in The Birds. Documenting Hitchcock's Hollywood output from his arrival in America through his final effort, Family Plot, the author chronicles each film's casting process, performances, and the personas each star brought to his or her role. Inspiring a fresh look at several films, this book will engage fans and encourage them to reconsider a number of Hitchcock classics in a new light
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.4302/33092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.H58
LC item number
C58 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Label
Hitchcock's stars : Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood studio system, Lesley L. Coffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hitchcock's livestock -- Rebecca -- Foreign correspondent -- Mr. and Mrs. Smith -- Suspicion -- Saboteur -- Shadow of a doubt -- Lifeboat -- Spellbound -- Notorious -- The Paradine case -- Rope -- Under capricorn -- Stage fright -- Strangers on a train -- I confess -- Dial M. for murder -- Rear window -- To catch a thief -- The trouble with Harry -- The man who knew too much -- The wrong man -- Vertigo -- North by Northwest -- Psycho -- The birds -- Marnie -- Torn curtain -- Family plot -- Hitchcock's influence
Control code
ocn871671040
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9781442230774
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014007188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024099108
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871671040
  • (Sirsi) a1809391
Label
Hitchcock's stars : Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood studio system, Lesley L. Coffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hitchcock's livestock -- Rebecca -- Foreign correspondent -- Mr. and Mrs. Smith -- Suspicion -- Saboteur -- Shadow of a doubt -- Lifeboat -- Spellbound -- Notorious -- The Paradine case -- Rope -- Under capricorn -- Stage fright -- Strangers on a train -- I confess -- Dial M. for murder -- Rear window -- To catch a thief -- The trouble with Harry -- The man who knew too much -- The wrong man -- Vertigo -- North by Northwest -- Psycho -- The birds -- Marnie -- Torn curtain -- Family plot -- Hitchcock's influence
Control code
ocn871671040
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9781442230774
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014007188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024099108
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871671040
  • (Sirsi) a1809391

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