- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions (30 April 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1615931376
- ISBN-13: 978-1615931378
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,11,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Alfred Hitchcock's Movie Making Master Class: Learning about Film from the Master of Suspense Paperback – 30 Apr 2013
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Screenwriting; the use of music in film scoring; pre-production and publicity for a film's premiere; the work of casting actors for the film; the art of sound and cutting and the importance of suspense and photography. Your reviewer will never make a movie but as a fan of Hitchcock I learned more about the great directories techniques. The book is lavishly illustrated with stills of Hitchcock movies. It was also interesting to see how Hitchcock has influenced such famous present day directors as Spielberg. The book includes much to study and ponder. It will be a fine book to use n a film school course on Alfred Hitchcock. The book contains many good quotations about the difficult and demanding art form of film. A sampling:
"The man on the run in these wrongfully accused films is the average man."-p. 10
"...MacGuffin-a key plot device in his films that drives the story."-p. 16
"The 39 Steps is one of Hitchcock's favorite films because of the rapid and sudden switches in location."-p. 21
"There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it."-Hitchcock is quoted on page 23.
"Suspense is like a woman. The more left to the imagination, the more the excitement."-Hitchcock is quoted on page 26.
"For Hitchcock the most enjoyable part of making a movie was being in his office with his writer, discussing the storylines and deciding what that were going to put on the screen."-p. 20
I had low expectations for this short book but is was much better than I thought it would be! Worth your money. Recommended!