By Raymond Foery

ISBN-10: 0810877554

ISBN-13: 9780810877559

ISBN-10: 1442241810

ISBN-13: 9781442241817

After an extraordinary string of creative and advertisement triumphs within the Fifties and Sixties, Alfred Hitchcock hit a profession lull with the disappointing Torn Curtain and the disastrous Topaz. In 1971, the depressed director traveled to London, the town he had left in 1939 to make his acceptance in Hollywood. The movie he got here to shoot there might mark a go back to the fashion for which he had develop into identified and could fix him to overseas acclaim.

Like The 39 Steps, Saboteur, and North via Northwest sooner than, Frenzy repeated the vintage Hitchcock trope of a guy at the run from the police whereas chasing down the true felony. yet in contrast to these earlier works, Frenzy additionally featured a few parts that have been new to the grasp of suspense’s movies, together with specific nudity, wicked habit, and a brutal act that might problem Psycho’s bathe scene for the main worrying depiction of violence in a Hitchcock film.

In Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy: The final Masterpiece, Raymond Foery recounts the history—writing, preproduction, casting, taking pictures, postproduction, and promotion—of this nice paintings. whereas there are different books at the creation of somebody Hitchcock movie, none move into as a lot aspect, and none mix a background of the creation strategy with an ongoing account of ways this actual movie pertains to Hitchcock’s different works. Foery additionally discusses the reactions to Frenzy via critics and students whereas analyzing Hitchcock’s—and the film’s—place in movie historical past 40 years later. that includes unique fabric in terms of the making of Frenzy and formerly unpublished info from the Hitchcock records, this booklet may be of curiosity to movie students and hundreds of thousands of Alfred Hitchcock fans.

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