With 2008 marking the 50th anniversary of the award-winning and twice Oscar®-nominated movie Vertigo, Titan Books is launching a brand new edition of the stunning celebration of the work of Britain’s most eminent director: The Alfred Hitchcock Story.
The first comprehensively illustrated look at the career of Alfred Hitchcock, this hardback volume comes in the tradition of Titan’s acclaimed The Hammer Story, providing an authoritative, film-by-film guide to ‘the Master’ and his work, from the early silent days of The Lodger, through his classic British period of The 39 Steps, to the Hollywood success of Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho and beyond.
Packed with hundreds of stills and posters, with many rare or unseen images, The Alfred Hitchcock Story also includes additional features on the director’s famous cameos and is introduced with a foreword by Psycho star, Janet Leigh. Taking readers on an exploration of the groundbreaking work of a director whose influence remains firmly intact throughout modern cinema, this is the ultimate book for Hitchcock fans and an invaluable resource for any film aficionado.
About the AuthorKen Mogg is a life-long admirer of Alfred Hitchcock’s films, corresponded with the great director, and visited the set of his last movie, Family Plot. Ken edited the journal The MacGuffin, which ran for 29 issues, covering many aspects of Hitchcock’s life and work. The journal retains a popular, yet scholarly, website providing regularly updated discussion and news on Hitchcock-related topics. Ken has written extensively on Hitchcock for film publications, including the Hitchcock Annual and the online Sense of Cinema. He is currently working on a study of Hitchcock’s literary sources and influences. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he taught Film Studies at the College of Advanced Education, Melbourne University.