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Now being adapted as a major motion picture! The gripping behind-the-scenes look inside the classic suspense shocker—and the creative genius who revolutionized filmmaking

First released in June 1960, Psycho altered the landscape of horror films forever. But just as compelling as the movie itself is the story behind it, which is itself being adapted as a movie starring Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, Helen Mirren as his wife Alma Reville, and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh.
 
Stephen Rebello brings to life the creation of one of Hollywood’s most iconic films, from the story of Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of Norman Bates, to Hitchcock’s groundbreaking achievements in cinematography, sound, editing, and promotion. Packed with captivating insights from the film’s stars, writers, and crewmembers, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho is a riveting and definitive history of a signature Hitchcock cinematic masterpiece.

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Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho
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3 / 5
Awful edition of an okay book
February 19th, 2013
This is the kind of e-book that gives electronic editions a bad name. I could almost feel the contempt of the publishers toward the readers oozing from the screen. There are hyperlinked bookmarks that do not work--you cannot use them to return to your place. And then there are the typos. Oh, the many, many typos! Nearly a hundred in such a short book, and most of them because the book was scanned and never proofread. Cary Grant is rendered as Gary, Marnie as Mamie, and dozens of periods and commas inserted in the middle of sentences. Shameful. Do not even consider the electronic edition of this book. As for the content, it's okay but just minutely better than the snoozer of the film HITCHCOCK, partly based on this book. Both book and film don't quite have enough content for their length.i finished the book still hoping there was more to come.
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A must read
February 5th, 2013
Great read about the film that gave birth to the modern horror film. No connection to the film that adds fantasy aspects such as affairs, etc. For the record, the Alma affair happened ten years prior and the film is a work of fiction, however the book is true case study. Highly recommended and great read about a film that literally changed the world
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