Here is a gripping, behind-the-scenes look inside the classic suspense shocker Psycho - 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.
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 crew members, Hitchcock is a riveting and definitive history of a signature Hitchcock cinematic masterpiece.
Stephen Rebello is a screenwriter and author of several nonfiction books, including Reel Art: Great Posters from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen. He has written feature articles for numerous major publications, and his celebrity interviews have drawn out provocative revelations from countless stars. He is currently a contributing editor at Playboy magazine.
©1990 Stephen Rebello (P)2012 Blackstone
"Meticulous history…helps the reader comprehend the original shock of the film." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Rebello talked with virtually every surviving participant in the filmmaking. The result is a book that will inform cineastes and indulge Psychomanes." (Washington Post Book World)
The background of the story and making of the film. It was interesting but not surprising that Robert bloch really got little from his story.
A retrospective sense of what people were thinking of Hitchcock during the late 60's. I was a great fan of his TV series.
Clear and well paced
If you are interested in Hitchcock, psycho or Robert Bloch or film making you should find this interesting.
Love well written and well narrated books of any type.
Have not read the print version.
Alfred Hitchcock. You learn a lot about him and his quirky character in this title.
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Yes, but too long to listen to in one sitting.
I'm going to watch Psycho again after listening to this entertaining title. I recommend this book with no reservations!
I enjoyed this very much and look forward to seeing the film. the background on the actual events and the Bloch book are great, but there is real insight into how this film got made and I like it. I watched Psycho again after finishing this to see some of the camera work and details talked about again. I like Hitchcock and though he has some flaws, I can't help but appreciate someone who worked at his craft and had a vision, and it's too bad current directors and film makers don't take a step back from the blood and carnage and work on suspense and acting etc. thoroughly enjoyed it. and the late speculation on how Hitch didn't know how to handle the monster he'd created and how it affected his work is insightful
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