A new book reveals unseen pics of the master director at work
Director and producer Alfred Hitchcock is widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in history. From his 1925 debut, The Pleasure Garden, to 1976’s swan song, Family Plot, Hitchcock made 53 films in total, with Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959) and Psycho (1960) regarded as classics.
Taschen is releasing a new clothbound edition of its book, Alfred Hitchcock: The Complete Films by editor Paul Duncan, next month, which traces the filmmaker’s entire life and career. Inside its 688 pages are detailed entries for every Hitchcock movie, with insightful texts and photography, plus an illustrated list of each of his famous cameos.
Hitchcock was a master of suspense, and responsible for a new wave of cinematic intrigue and fear. This latest edition of the book starts with Hitchcock’s earliest silent films, and features new images and essays – a movie buff’s dream.