Saturday, October 07, 2017

21 Days of Halloween - Day 7

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello

St. Martin's Griffin. 1990.

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho was a grisly film that no one, aside from Hitchcock, himself, wanted to see made. This economical thriller would take the box office by storm, redefine Hitchcock's career becoming the film he would never surpass and later a classic.

Rebello's book charts the making of this pivotal film from the events that inspired Robert Bloch's novel from which the film was adapted, through studio politics, preproduction, filming, release and its aftermath. told with precision and insight and with the valuable input of the surviving members of the cast and crew, this is a remarkable behind the scenes look at an essential piece of cinema.



Caffeinated Joe said...

Never read this one. Isn't there a movie or documentary coming out this month about the same idea? 78/52, I think it is called.

John Rozum said...

Is that out this month? I'm looking forward to seeing that. This book was the basis for the movie starring Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, which I have not seen.