On Sale: October 1, 2010
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In a career that spanned sixty years, Alfred Hitchcock
made more than fifty feature-length films and hosted his own
television series, transforming the thriller genre in the
twentieth century. Author Laurent Bouzereau puts this
incredible canon into perspective, examining the master's
life thematically: his archetypal anti-heroes; his
complicated female characters; his charming villains; and
something Bouzereau calls "the Hitchcock touch" -- those
elements of film that are, quite simply,
With a foreword by Hitchcock's
daughter, Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell, Hitchcock, Piece
by Piece is packed with photographs from the family's
archive, many of which have never been published before,
plus removable facsimile memorabilia such as letters, memos,
and snapshots, which frame the story of the director's life
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