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By Raymond Foery

ISBN-10: 0810877554

ISBN-13: 9780810877559

ISBN-10: 1442241810

ISBN-13: 9781442241817

After an unheard of string of creative and advertisement triumphs within the Fifties and Sixties, Alfred Hitchcock hit a profession lull with the disappointing Torn Curtain and the disastrous Topaz. In 1971, the depressed director traveled to London, town he had left in 1939 to make his attractiveness in Hollywood. The movie he got here to shoot there could mark a go back to the fashion for which he had turn into identified and could restoration him to foreign acclaim.

Like The 39 Steps, Saboteur, and North via Northwest prior to, Frenzy repeated the vintage Hitchcock trope of a guy at the run from the police whereas chasing down the genuine legal. yet in contrast to these past works, Frenzy additionally featured a few parts that have been new to the grasp of suspense’s motion pictures, together with specific nudity, wicked habit, and a brutal act that might problem Psycho’s bathe scene for the main anxious depiction of violence in a Hitchcock film.

In Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy: The final Masterpiece, Raymond Foery recounts the history—writing, preproduction, casting, capturing, postproduction, and promotion—of this nice paintings. whereas there are different books at the creation of a person Hitchcock movie, none pass into as a lot aspect, and none mix a background of the creation approach with an ongoing account of ways this actual movie pertains to Hitchcock’s different works. Foery additionally discusses the reactions to Frenzy by way of critics and students whereas reading Hitchcock’s—and the film’s—place in movie heritage 40 years later. that includes unique fabric in terms of the making of Frenzy and formerly unpublished details from the Hitchcock records, this publication may be of curiosity to movie students and thousands of Alfred Hitchcock fans.

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