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A reader's guide to Hitchcock

It's almost certain that more pages have been written about Alfred Hitchcock than any other filmmaker. Here are some of the most interesting and influential books on him and his career.

THE DARK SIDE OF GENIUS: THE LIFE OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK, by Donald Spoto (Little, Brown & Company, 1983)

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HITCHCOCK, by Franois Truffaut, with the collaboration of Helen G. Scott (Simon & Schuster, 1984)

HITCHCOCK'S FILMS REVISITED,

by Robin Wood (Columbia University Press, 1989)

HITCHCOCK ON HITCHCOCK, by Sidney Gottlieb, ed. (University of California Press, 1995)

HITCHCOCK AND SELZNICK: THE RICH AND STRANGE COLLABORATION OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND DAVID O. SELZNICK IN HOLLYWOOD, by Leonard J. Leff (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987)

HITCHCOCK: THE FIRST FORTY-FOUR FILMS, by Eric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol (Continuum, 1979)

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, by Stephen Rebello (Dembner, 1990)

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HITCHCOCK'S NOTEBOOKS: AN AUTHORIZED AND ILLUSTRATED LOOK INSIDE THE CREATIVE MIND OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK, by Dan Auiler (Avon, 1999)

THE WOMEN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH: HITCHCOCK AND FEMINIST THEORY, by Tanya Modleski (Methuen, 1988)

THE HITCHCOCK ROMANCE: LOVE AND IRONY IN HITCHCOCK'S FILMS, by Lesley Brill (Princeton University Press, 1988)

A HITCHCOCK READER, Marshall Deutelbaum and Leland Poague, eds. (Iowa State University Press, 1986)

HITCHCOCK - THE MURDEROUS GAZE, by William Rothman (Harvard University Press, 1982)

Alfred Hitchcock & The British Cinema, by Tom Ryall (University of Illinois Press, 1986)

THE ART OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK: FIFTY YEARS OF HIS MOTION PICTURES, by Donald Spoto (Hopkinson & Blake, 1977)

THE STRANGE CASE OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK, OR, THE PLAIN MAN'S HITCHCOCK, by Raymond Durgnat (MIT Press, 1974)

FOCUS ON HITCHCOCK, Albert J. LaValley, ed. (Prentice-Hall, 1972)

FILMGUIDE TO PSYCHO, by James Naremore (Indiana University Press, 1973)

ME AND HITCH, by Evan Hunter (Faber and Faber, 1997)

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