Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Robello

How many of you enjoy watching the special features on DVDs? Do you like the deleted scenes and making-of featurettes?

If that fits you, you may enjoy this book. Stephen Robello takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of how Alfred Hitchcock created one of the most terrifying movies of all time.

This book is full of quotes and insights from the director, screenwriter, actors, and studio execs providing the perfect inside look movie buffs crave.

You'll read how Hitchcock wanted to keep ahead of the movie-making crowd with twists and tricks. You'll read how his mind worked with his screenwriter and how they came up with some of the more "colorful" scenes of the movie.

Of course there are the disagreements and those who try to claim more credit than is due them. Hollywood is so full of egomaniacs.

This is a very nice companion piece for anyone who loves Hitchcock and movies in general.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Open Road Publishing.

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