The Resource Alfred hitchcock : A Brief Life., Peter Ackroyd, (electronic resource)

Alfred hitchcock : A Brief Life., Peter Ackroyd, (electronic resource)

Label
Alfred hitchcock : A Brief Life.
Title
Alfred hitchcock
Title remainder
A Brief Life.
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Alfred Hitchock, the master of suspense. 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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Ackroyd, Peter
PerformerNote
Narrator: Gildart Jackson
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Jackson, Gildart
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Performing Arts
Label
Alfred hitchcock : A Brief Life., Peter Ackroyd, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Duration: 10:33:06
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0002570515
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (9 audio files)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
7DB87D95-0F5F-499E-B208-BD5277DB055F
System control number
7DB87D95-0F5F-499E-B208-BD5277DB055F
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Alfred hitchcock : A Brief Life., Peter Ackroyd, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Duration: 10:33:06
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0002570515
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (9 audio files)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
7DB87D95-0F5F-499E-B208-BD5277DB055F
System control number
7DB87D95-0F5F-499E-B208-BD5277DB055F
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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