The main complete quantity ever released on Alfred Hitchcock, masking his profession and legacy in addition to the wider cultural and highbrow contexts of his paintings.

-Contains thirty chapters through the top Hitchcock scholars
-Covers his lengthy occupation, from his earliest contributions to different directors' silent movies to his final uncompleted final film
-Details the iconic legacy he left to filmmakers and audiences alike

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