Tuesday, August 13, 2013

eBooks on Alfred Hitchcock


Film director Alfred Hitchcock was born on this day in 1899. Check out these eBooks that discuss the auteur's influence on cinema and society.

In Dark energy: Hitchcock's absolute camera and the physics of cinematic spacetime Hitchcock's films are studied in relation to the theories of physics and cosmology that emerged in the twentieth century. Hitchcock is placed on stage with  the genius of Einstein and theories such as dark energy, black holes, and quantum mechanics. The book includes interviews with physicists.

Hitchcock: the murderous gaze takes readers scene by scene through some of Hitchcock's most famous movies such as Psycho. The book includes photographs of some of the most famous scenes in cinema and details the construction of the frame allowing the reader to better understand the placement of Hitchock's absolute camera.

Alfred Hitchcock's America takes a sociological view of the film work of Hitchcock.Critical analysis of 1940s-1960s America is explored.

Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The birds, and Marnie discusses Hitchcock's collaboration with his screen writers during the early 1960's and Hitchcock on Hitchcock: selected writings and interviews allows readers to read Hitchcock's in his own words.

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