Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards (Hardcover)
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A one-of-a-kind historical document and celebration of the artwork behind several of the Master of Suspense’s greatest films.
This stunning coffee table book focuses on the storyboards for nine of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movies – Vertigo, The Birds, Psycho, North by Northwest, The 39 Steps, Torn Curtain, Marnie, Shadow of a Doubt and Spellbound. It includes never before-published images and incisive text putting the material in context and examining the role the pieces played in some of the most unforgettable scenes in cinema. Hitchcock author and aficionado Tony Lee Moral provides a fascinating and illuminating insight into the directorial mind of the Master of Suspense.
About the Author
Tony Lee Moral is a multi-award winning British mystery and suspense writer who has has written three books on the works of Alfred Hitchcock: The Making of Hitchcock's The Birds, Hitchcock and the Making of Marnie and Alfred Hitchcock's Movie Making Masterclass.
To average moviegoers, a storyboard is simply the way filmmakers organize the scenes of a film in preproduction. But for the great Alfred Hitchcock, storyboards were an essential element of his artistry. This fascinating book chronicles the way Hitchcock and his artistic collaborators first created his films on paper, deciding angles, shot depths, and speed of movement, purely through sketches. Covering 11 films, including The 39 Steps, Shadow of a Doubt, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds, this oversized book is filled with beautifully drawn images from some of the best art directors and artists of their time. The key attraction for cinephiles is the attention paid to these artists, including legends such as Dorothea Holt Redmond, Henry Bumstead, Robert Boyle, Saul Bass, and Salvador Dali. Several of these artists were also trained in architecture, which helped them illustrate the depth and scale required to realize Hitchcock’s vision. Moral’s (The Young Alfred Hitchcock’s Moviemaking Master Class) writing is occasionally repetitive, but this is not a major detraction. The artwork is the true attraction. VERDICT A beautiful, behind-the-scenes collection for all lovers of art, film, and Hitchcock. - Library Journal (starred review)
“Celebrate(s) both [Hitchcock's] meticulous pre-planning and his unmatched mastery of cinematic composition” – Total Film 4 star review