CNN - 'Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho' - August 13,Hollywood loves navel-gazing. Every year Tinseltown releases a slew of movies about making movies, whether the film within the film is fictional or factual. Meticulous and enlightening? Not so much. Just take a look at the Table of Contents brackets are mine :. Chapter 2 — The Novel — Yours Truly, Robert Bloch [in which we meet the author of the novel Psycho and learn how he came to write the pulpy horror novel that so engrossed Hitchcock.
Book vs. Film: 'Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho' and 'Hitchcock'
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Stephen Rebello on the Making of Psycho
It details the creation of director Alfred Hitchcock 's thriller Psycho. The American biographical drama film directed by Sacha Gervasi , based on this non-fiction book is titled Hitchcock. The film was released on November 23, The book was first published on April 15, , by Dembner Books, and distributed by W. Stephen Rebello researched the film thoroughly through Hitchcock's personal records and archives and he interviewed virtually every surviving cast and crew member.
August 13, Web posted at: p. Stephen Rebello looks at the making of this incredible movie from beginning the true life crime on which Psycho is based to end Hitchcock's obsessive instructions to darken theaters and close the curtains for 30 seconds after the opening credits, in order to raise the suspense. Most would understand the glee of a relatively obscure author on learning that one of the world's most celebrated directors had snapped up the film rights to one of his books. Yet even to a flattered novelist, Psycho and the Master of Suspense seemed an odd coupling. In the spring of , Alfred Hitchcock had the movie world wrapped around his pudgy finger.