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39 Steps to the Genius of Hitchcock by James Bell

By James Bell

This can be the 1st in a brand new sequence of compendia from the British movie Institute. This outsized quantity positive aspects 39 heavily-illustrated essays of various lengths. many of the authors are culled from Sight and Sound journal, yet different participants contain Charles Barr, Sidney Gottlieb, Patrick McGilligan, Ken Mogg, David Thomson, Camille Paglia, Laura Mulvey, Kent Jones, invoice Krohn, and Guillermo del Toro, who himself has written a booklet on Hitchcock that's but to be translated into English.

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