Alfred Hitchcock : a brief life / Peter Ackroyd.

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    • Publication Information:
      First United States edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would plan great voyages, using railway timetables to plot an exact imaginary route across Europe. So how did this fearful figure become the one of the most respected film directors of the twentieth century? As an adult, Hitch rigorously controlled the press's portrait of him, drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring all others out. In this quick-witted portrait, Ackroyd reveals something more: a lugubriously jolly man fond of practical jokes, who smashes a once-used tea cup every morning to remind himself of the frailty of life. Iconic film stars make cameo appearances, just as Hitch did in his own films: Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, and James Stewart despair of his detached directing style and, perhaps most famously of all, Tippi Hedren endures cuts and bruises from a real-life fearsome flock of birds. Alfred Hitchcock wrests the director's chair back from the master of control and discovers what lurks just out of sight, in the corner of the shot,"--Amazon.com.
    • Content Notes:
      The child who never cried -- I'll do it -- Sound, please -- I was grey -- At home -- Fake it -- Oh dear -- I am typed -- Good evening -- Birds and beasts -- Back to basics.
    • Notes:
      Date of publication from publisher's website.
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-264) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780385537414
      0385537417
    • Accession Number:
      2016021521
    • Accession Number:
      ocn960961936
      960961936
    • Accession Number:
      fay.504115
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ACKROYD, P. Alfred Hitchcock : a brief life. [s. l.]: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2016. ISBN 9780385537414. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.504115. Acesso em: 28 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Ackroyd P. Alfred Hitchcock : A Brief Life. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.504115. Accessed January 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Ackroyd, P. (2016). Alfred Hitchcock : a brief life. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.504115
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ackroyd, Peter. 2016. Alfred Hitchcock : A Brief Life. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.504115.
    • Harvard:
      Ackroyd, P. (2016) Alfred Hitchcock : a brief life. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.504115 (Accessed: 28 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ackroyd, P 2016, Alfred Hitchcock : a brief life, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, viewed 28 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Ackroyd, Peter. Alfred Hitchcock : A Brief Life. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.504115.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ackroyd, Peter. Alfred Hitchcock : A Brief Life. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.504115.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ackroyd P. Alfred Hitchcock : a brief life [Internet]. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday; 2016 [cited 2020 Jan 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.504115