The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock (1983) by Donald Spoto
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- The Globe and Mail (03/Apr/1983) - Alfred Hitchcock: kinkiness and art
- Film Quarterly (1983) - The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock
- TIME (1983) - Hitchcock on the half shell
- American Film (1983) - Torn Curtain
- London Review of Books (1983) - "The Life of Alfred Hitchcock" by Donald Spoto
- America (1983) - The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock
- The Times (19/May/1983) - Hitch hatchet job
Amazon Editorial Review
How is it possible to paint a portrait of an artist who left behind none of the notebooks and journals that provide most biographers with important personal details? After exhaustive researching and interviewing, Donald Spoto came to the conclusion that "Hitchcock's films were indeed his notebooks and journals ... [they] are astonishingly personal documents." This account of Alfred Hitchcock's life reads the mind of the man through the making of his films. Spoto argues powerfully and convincingly that movies like Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo and Psycho can be appreciated not only as masterpieces of entertainment but also as subtle, revealing autobiography.
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