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The Dark Side of Genius

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The Dark Side of Genius

The Life of Alfred Hitchcock

By Donald Spoto; Donald Spoto (Introduction by)

Da Capo Press, Paperback, 9780306809323, 594pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1999

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Description
This is the definitive life story of Alfred Hitchcock, the enigmatic and intensely private director of Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Birds, and more than forty other films. While setting forth every stage of Hitchcock's long life and brilliant career, Donald Spoto also explores the roots of the director's obsessions with blondes, food, murder, and idealized loveand he traces the incomparable, bizarre genius from Hitchcock's English childhood through the golden years of his career in America as one of the greatest directors in the history of filmmaking.


About the Author
Donald Spoto is the author of many books, among them internationally best-selling biographies of Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, and Ingrid Bergman. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.
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