Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello audiobook

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho

By Stephen Rebello
Read by Paul Michael Garcia

8.30 Hours 11/01/2012 Unabridged
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Here is a gripping, behind-the-scenes look inside the classic suspense shocker Psycho—and the creative genius who revolutionized filmmaking. First released in June 1960, Psycho altered the landscape of horror films forever. But just as compelling as the movie itself is the story behind it. Stephen Rebello brings to life the creation of one of Hollywood’s most iconic films, from the story of Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of Norman Bates, to Hitchcock’s groundbreaking achievements in cinematography, sound, editing, and promotion. Packed with captivating insights from the film’s stars, writers, and crew members, this book is a riveting and definitive history of a signature Hitchcock cinematic masterpiece.

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Summary

Summary

Here is a gripping, behind-the-scenes look inside the classic suspense shocker Psycho—and the creative genius who revolutionized filmmaking.

First released in June 1960, Psycho altered the landscape of horror films forever. But just as compelling as the movie itself is the story behind it.

Stephen Rebello brings to life the creation of one of Hollywood’s most iconic films, from the story of Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of Norman Bates, to Hitchcock’s groundbreaking achievements in cinematography, sound, editing, and promotion. Packed with captivating insights from the film’s stars, writers, and crew members, this book is a riveting and definitive history of a signature Hitchcock cinematic masterpiece.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Meticulous history…helps the reader comprehend the original shock of the film.” New York Times Book Review
“Rebello talked with virtually every surviving participant in the filmmaking. The result is a book that will inform cineastes and indulge Psychomanes.” Washington Post Book World
“Fascinating.” Newsweek
“Joyously entertaining.” Sunday Telegraph (London)
“Meticulously researched and irresistible…Required reading not only for Psycho-philes but also for anyone interested in the backstage world of movie creation.” Anthony Perkins, star of Psycho
“Essential…I’ve learned so much from reading this book.” Gus Van Sant, award-winning film director
“One of the best accounts of the making of an individual movie we’ve ever had.” Richard Schickel, Time film critic
“We are indebted to Stephen Rebello’s labor of love. He sweats the details as much as Hitchcock at his most compulsive.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Garcia’s reading is clipped and precise. When quoting the great filmmaker, Garcia’s voice takes on Hitchcock’s slow, impishly boastful style without trying to imitate it.” AudioFile
“In some ways a groundbreaking film, Psycho has been extensively written about and minutely analyzed…Rebello’s book has added considerable color gained from extensive interviews with Hitchcock and others who worked on the film.” Library Journal

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by Lauren M 9/13/2017
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I found this book fascinating and totally entertaining. I love a good behind-the-scenes story and this gives you a look into the the book, the movie, the news story that inspired both, the movie industry in the 60's, and Hitchcock himself - all without ever getting dragged down by too many facts or boring backstory. A fun and very interesting read, especially for movie-lovers!

Author

Author Bio: Stephen Rebello

Author Bio: Stephen Rebello

Stephen Rebello is a screenwriter and author of several nonfiction books, including Reel Art: Great Posters from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen. He has also written feature articles for such magazines as Movieline, Hollywood Life, GQ, More, and Cosmopolitan. His celebrity interviews have drawn out provocative revelations from Matt Damon, Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Drew Barrymore, Charlie Sheen, Scarlett Johansson, Clive Owen, Jerry Bruckheimer, Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson, Pierce Brosnan, and Tom Cruise, among others. Born in Massachusetts and a resident of Southern California, he is currently a contributing editor at Playboy magazine. Hitchcock, a 2013 dramatic feature film inspired by Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, stars Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, and Jessica Biel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 8.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English