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The Dark Side of GeniusAbsolutely Compulsory Reading The New York Times Book ReviewNo One But A Tortured Genius Could Have Created Such Brooding, Suspenseful, And Utterly Original Films As SPELLBOUND, PSYCHO, And THE BIRDS Now Alfred Hitchcock, The Intensely Private And Often Bizarre Creator Of These Masterpieces, Is Fully Revealed In A Masterful Biography That Traces The Roots Of His Obsessions Back To A Childhood In Which The Seeds Of His Future Films Were Sown.

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  • Paperback
  • 665 pages
  • The Dark Side of Genius
  • Donald Spoto
  • English
  • 22 September 2017
  • 034531462X

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  1. says:

    A very fine biography which spreads out Hitchcock s unhappy psychology like a banquet for us to dine on What was this fat ugly film director going to do but hire a succession of lovely blonde actresses and then sexually assault them by proxy in his movies culminating in Tippi Hedron s brutal rape by birds scene he insisted on take after take, it went on for days Well, this book fingers that scene as the nadir of Hitch s horribly creepy treatment of women because at the time he was also A very fine biography which spreads out Hitchcock s unhappy psycholo...


  2. says:

    Cher maitre, Hitchcock From his 5 decade career, I can cite at least 12 pix that are outstanding for me Fr other giants Hawks, Lang, Lubitsch,Sturges, Wilder I spot about 4 5 each My favs Notorious Sublime Bergman, sm Cary forces her to sleep w enemy agent who does nightly bedside reports to mummie as Hitch, Spoto note...


  3. says:

    HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION A tour de force, un put downable biography, and thus far the best Hollywood bio I ve ever read.When Donald Spoto s ambitious, daring and provocative biography on the master of suspense appeared in 1983, it blew all previous efforts out of the water It also engendered controversy Some fans of Hitch were outraged and scholars and critics were uncomfortable with the level of speculation, artistic license and psychoanalysis Spoto engaged in to match the bizarre content of HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION A tour de force, un put downable biography, and thus far the best Hollywood bio I ve ever read.When Donald Spoto s ambitious, daring and provocative biography on the master of suspense appeared in 1983, it blew all previous efforts out of the water It also engendered controversy Some fans of Hitch were outraged and scholars and critics were uncomfortable with the level of speculation, artistic license and psychoanalysis Spoto engaged in to match the biza...


  4. says:

    A while back, while reading Mr Peanut, I was distracted by a small side story of two lovers who meet in a Hitchcock seminar Regardless of these characters and their roles in that story, I became increasingly jealous of their enrollment in such a course I never got to study Hitchcock in school But I want to I do Spoto s Hitchcock bio this one, I mean He s also written twowas the perfect overview of Hitchcock s films an...


  5. says:

    On a recent flight to the US I sat and watched Toby Jones in The Girl , while next to me the other half fixed her attention on Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock Our side by side pursuit of the dark side of Alfred Hitchcock inspired me to get Donald Spoto s tome out of storage and read it again for the first time in 20 years The Dark Side of Genius is both an apt and unapt title Without a shadow of a doubt Spoto sees Hitchcock as a genius, being unstinting in his praise of his masterworks and On a recent flight to the US I sat and watched Toby Jones in The Girl , while next to me the other half fixed her attention on Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock Our side by side pursuit of the dark side of Alfred Hitchcock inspired me to get Donald Spoto s tome out of storage and read it again for the first time in 20 years The Dark Side of Genius is both an apt and unapt title Without a sha...


  6. says:

    How does one get inside the head of a major director In his films, he really places a lot of himself, and so it was in this biography of my favorite director ever Now I can go enjoyof his films I ve not yet seen armed with intricate commentary and critical review I am a cineaste in the pure form and always will value art above box office value But it is curious and interesting to note when those two coincide and when they diverge One could write a book about it This biography of Hit How does one get inside the head of a major director In his films, he really pla...


  7. says:

    An incredible look into the life and works of one of the worlds greatest filmmakers.It is easy to tell that huge amounts of research went into this detailed work of the life and movies of Alfred Hitchcock Each chapter represents a group of years listed chronologically Within a chapter you may jump forward or backward at the mention of a certain work, but overall you follow the timeline from his birth through his death However, this book is not so much a biography of Hitchcock s life as it is An incredible look into the life and works of one of the worlds greatest filmmakers.It is easy to tell that huge amounts of research went into this detailed work of the life and movies of Alfred Hitchcock Each chapter represents a group of years listed chronologically Within a chapter you may jump forward or backward at the mention of a certain work, but overall you follow the timeline from his birth through his death However, this book is not so much a biograp...


  8. says:

    This book is as much a treatise of early film and television as it is a biography Hitchcock is revealed to be a learned visual artist inspired by his own perverse fears and masochism The film and television industry rewards his films financial success by allowing him to wield his vicious, carte blanche control over his writers producers and actors In the early days, actors did not have a union and were contracted to a production company for their unspecified use on whatever picture they desi This book is as much a treatise of early film and television as it is a biography Hitchcock is revealed to be a learned visual a...


  9. says:

    What I got out of this book is that I haven t seen as many Hitchcock movies as I thought I had and the author talked about what a sick SOB Hitch was but without analyzing it Soto gave enough of the background to assign blame to a repressive Catholic upbringing, the Hollywood scene, post Victorian London, and just being a sadist but aren t all directors I did wonder though about the focus on Rape Murder scenes toward the end of Hitch s life and Hitch s belief post The Birds that the American p What I got out of this book is that I haven t seen as many Hitchcock movies as I thought I had and the author talked about what a sick SOB Hitch was but without analyzing i...


  10. says:

    This was a tough one Since there is very little known about Alfred Hitchcock, most of this biography was speculation gleaned from a few facts and reading into his films A lot of it I found repetitive, in terms of going into how he worked on each films it was pretty much the same, but there were pages devoted to his process for each and every film, over and over again Some information I didn t have have and that was interesting, but I found this one to be kind of blah which is rare, having rea This was a tough one Since there is very little known about Alfred Hitchcock, most of this biography was speculation gleaned from a few facts and reading into his films A lot of it I found repetitive, in terms of going into how he worked on each ...

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