Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho

by Stephen Rebello

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Paperback | 6 x 9, 320 Pages | ISBN 9781593765118

Here is the complete inside story on the making of psycho, the forerunner of all psychothrillers. Rebello takes us behind the scenes at the creation of one of cinema’s boldest and most influential films. From Hitchcock’s private files and from new in-depth interviews with the stars, writers, and technical crew we get a unique and unparalleled view of the master at work.

Rebello’s carefully researched book tells us everything we could ever want to know about the making of psycho. Starting from the gruesome crimes that inspired the novel on which the film is based, he takes us through the novel’s adaptation into a screenplay and the film’s preproduction, shooting, postproduction, and ultimate reception. Rebello’s technique is as painstaking and thorough as Hitchcock’s — he includes an incredible amount of detail and in doing so reveals what mattered the most to Hitchcock in the process of making his movies.

We are indebted to Stephen Rebello’s labor of love. He sweats the details as much as Hitchcock at his most compulsive

 
—Philadelphia Inquirer
1/9

..Rebello’s book has added considerable color gained from extensive interviews with Hitchcock and others who worked on the film

 
—Library Journal
2/9

Rebello offers a close-up look at the director that is perhaps more revelatory about the man’s character and working style than any full-length biography. A wonderful, absolutely essential book.

 
—Library Journal Starred Review
3/9

One of the best accounts of the making of an individual movie we’ve ever had.

 
—Richard Schickel, Time film critic
4/9

Essential... I’ve learned so much from reading this book.

 
—Gus Van Sant, American film director
5/9

Rebello talked with virtually every surviving participant in the filmmaking. The result is a book that will inform cineastes and indulge Psychomanes

 
—Washington Post
6/9

Fascinating.

 
—Newsweek
7/9

Joyously entertaining.

 
—Sunday Telegraph
8/9

Meticulous history . . . helps the reader comprehend the original shock of the film.

 
—New York Times Book Review
9/9

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