Scripting Hitchcock

11 Based on a comparison of the October and November scripts, Hitchcock,
always concerned about audience reaction and involvement, had also asked
Stefano to rewrite the scene when Sam and Lila first meet in Sam's hardware
store.

Author: Walter Raubicheck

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252093517

Category: Performing Arts

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Nominated for a nonfiction Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America, Scripting Hitchcock explores the collaborative process between Alfred Hitchcock and the screenwriters he hired to write the scripts for three of his greatest films: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie. Drawing from extensive interviews with the screenwriters and other film technicians who worked for Hitchcock, Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick illustrate how much of the filmmaking process took place not on the set or in front of the camera, but in the adaptation of the sources, the mutual creation of plot and characters by the director and the writers, and the various revisions of the written texts of the films. Hitchcock allowed his writers a great deal of creative freedom, which resulted in dynamic screenplays that expanded traditional narrative and defied earlier conventions. Critically examining the question of authorship in film, Raubicheck and Srebnick argue that Hitchcock did establish visual and narrative priorities for his writers, but his role in the writing process was that of an editor. While the writers and their contributions have generally been underappreciated, this study reveals that all the dialogue and much of the narrative structure of the films were the work of screenwriters Jay Presson Allen, Joseph Stefano, and Evan Hunter. The writers also shaped American cultural themes into material specifically for actors such as Janet Leigh, Tippi Hedren, and Tony Perkins. This volume gives due credit to those writers who gave narrative form to Hitchcock's filmic vision.

Scripting Hitchcock

Preface. -- The triptych and the screenplays. -- The sources. -- From treatment to script. -- Final drafts : the shooting script. -- Afterword.

Author: Walter Raubicheck

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252036484

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 131

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Nominated for a nonfiction Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America, Scripting Hitchcock explores the collaborative process between Alfred Hitchcock and the screenwriters he hired to write the scripts for three of his greatest films: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie. Drawing from extensive interviews with the screenwriters and other film technicians who worked for Hitchcock, Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick illustrate how much of the filmmaking process took place not on the set or in front of the camera, but in the adaptation of the sources, the mutual creation of plot and characters by the director and the writers, and the various revisions of the written texts of the films. Hitchcock allowed his writers a great deal of creative freedom, which resulted in dynamic screenplays that expanded traditional narrative and defied earlier conventions. Critically examining the question of authorship in film, Raubicheck and Srebnick argue that Hitchcock did establish visual and narrative priorities for his writers, but his role in the writing process was that of an editor. While the writers and their contributions have generally been underappreciated, this study reveals that all the dialogue and much of the narrative structure of the films were the work of screenwriters Jay Presson Allen, Joseph Stefano, and Evan Hunter. The writers also shaped American cultural themes into material specifically for actors such as Janet Leigh, Tippi Hedren, and Tony Perkins. This volume gives due credit to those writers who gave narrative form to Hitchcock's filmic vision.

Scripted Words of Alfred Hitchcock

Check out the best collection of quotations from Alfred Hitchcock, one of Hollywood’s most beloved behind the camera celebrities.

Author: Sreechinth C

Publisher: UB Tech

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 44

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‘The Master of Suspense’, Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was one of the greatest directors in the in the history of film industry. In a career that crossed six decades, there are more than fifty films in his accord making him the most influential film maker ever. This skilled artist is famous for making suspense and thriller films. He revolutionized the film industry with taut, twist-filled classics like “Psycho”, “Rear Window” and “Vertigo”. Check out the best collection of quotations from Alfred Hitchcock, one of Hollywood’s most beloved behind the camera celebrities.

A Short History of the Movies

The power of these objects in Hitchcock films reveals the origins of his style in art
direction and the dependence of his technique on “ storyboarding ” his shots .
After tight scripting , Hitchcock planned a film by having pictures drawn of exactly
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Author: Gerald Mast

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111812058

Category: Performing Arts

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B> The seventh edition of A Short History of the Movies continues the tradition that has made it one of the most popular books ever in film history. This volume offers students a panoramic overview of the worldwide development of film, from the early Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin shorts, through the studio heyday of the 1930s and 1940s and the Hollywood Renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s, to the pictures and their technology appearing in the multiplexes of today. This new edition, which has been revised and rewritten to reflect current scholarship and recent industry developments, and new films and filmmakers, represents an accurate, scrupulous updating of a classic. Features an emphasis on key historical and aesthetic principles provides solid scholarship in an accessible, intelligent, and readable format. Inlcudes almost 500 color and black-and-white photographs including frame enlargements and production stills. Includes evaluations of great works from such directors as Griffith, Ford, Scorsese, and Hitchcock illuminates conflicts and controversies in many areas of filmmaking. Also features extensive treatment of international film enables comparison and contrast between American films and those of other countries, particularly Germany, Russia, France, Italy, and China. For anyone interested in the history of film.

Films and Filming

Hitchcock as Activist: Politics and the War Films by Sam P. Simone UMI Research
Press £43.25 (Hardback) pp 225 Ben ... This speech, Hitchcock told me, was
contributed (uncredited) to the script by none other than Ben Hecht, later best
know ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026801152

Category: Motion pictures

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The Five Lives of Ben Hecht

A good book could be written on the relationship between Hitchcock and his
screenwriters , and Hecht would make an interesting chapter of it . He wrote at
least five jobs for Hitchcock – two full screenplays and three uncredited co -
scripting ...

Author: Doug Fetherling

Publisher: Lester & Orpen Dennys Publishers

ISBN: UCAL:B4382624

Category: Authors, American

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As a writer, Ben Hecht (1894-1964) operated on many fronts and just as many levels. As a Chicago reporter in the wide-open 1920s, he created a frenetic and extravagant style of journalism. Later, he made his mark as a novelist of the bizarre, and was also one of the most popular playwrights of his day. Still later, as a screenwriter and sometime director in the golden age of Hollywood, he left a permanent stamp on films and on movie legend. Hecht was a prolific writer (35 books and twice as many films) and has come to seem just as prodigious in the combined folklore of Broadway, the movie industry and the newspaper business. But the fact that he worked in so many fields simultaneously has tended to blur his reputation. In this introduction to Hecht's personality and works, Doug Fetherling breaks Hecht's career into five overlapping "lives" or phases. First, there are the darlings of the avant garde, Hecht the Iconoclast and Hecht the Bohemian, at war with the ordinary, who brought about a new appreciation of the modern urban sensibility. Next was Hecht the Sophisticate, who mixed a unique concoction of sentiment and cynicism, a blend that remains a feature of his work and of popular culture between the wars. Then there was Hecht the Propagandist, who, in his work on behalf of the Jewish people, managed to alienate all sides of a bitterly fought series of political confrontations. Finally, there was Hecht the Memoirist who, drawing on previous selves, brought new vigor to what is often a stodgy literary form. While the Hollywood Hecht is best remembered today, Fetherling argues that the whole of his work must be viewed before we can gain insight into any of its parts. In so doing, he has written the first serious examination of a writer who, while at odds with his times, is one without whom they would not have been quite the same.--From publisher description.

Writing with Hitchcock

This updated edition includes previously unpublished archival material such as Alfred Hitchcock’s dubbing notes for Rear Window, deleted script sequences, Hitchcock’s own notes on John Michael Hayes’s screenplay for The Man Who Knew ...

Author: Steven DeRosa

Publisher:

ISBN: 0983205604

Category:

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In spring 1953, the great director Alfred Hitchcock made the pivotal decision to take a chance and work with a young writer, John Michael Hayes. The four films Hitchcock made with Hayes over the next several years-Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, The Trouble with Harry, and The Man Who Knew Too Much-represented an extraordinary change of style. Each was distinguished by a combination of glamorous stars, sophisticated dialogue, and inventive plots, and resulted in some of Hitchcock's most distinctive and intimate work, based in large part on Hayes's exceptional scripts. Screenwriter and film historian Steven DeRosa follows Hitchcock and Hayes through each film from initial discussions to completed picture and also reveals the personal story-filled with inspiration and humor, jealousy and frustration-of the initial synergy between the two men before their relationship fell apart. Writing with Hitchcock not only provides new insight into four films from a master but also sheds light on the mysterious process through which classic motion pictures are created. This updated edition includes previously unpublished archival material such as Alfred Hitchcock's dubbing notes for Rear Window, deleted script sequences, Hitchcock's own notes on John Michael Hayes's screenplay for The Man Who Knew Too Much, and forty-four illustrations.

The Last Days of Alfred Hitchcock

A Memoir Featuring the Screenplay of "Alfred Hitchcock's The Short Night" David
Freeman, Alfred Hitchcock. Reading film scripts isn ' t always the easiest of
activities . A script is by its nature the bare bones of a film , or as the screenwriter
Bo ...

Author: David Freeman

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: UOM:39015010543729

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 281

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A screenwriter describes Hitchcock's work on his last, unfinished film, and shares the famous director's reflections on his work

English Hitchcock

A Roman Catholic like Hitchcock , he was unrelated to Wyndham Lewis the artist
. He has a number of script credits on minor films of the 1930s , including Three
Men in a Boat ( 1933 ) , directed by Hitchcock ' s old colleague and rival , Graham
 ...

Author: Charles Barr

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029449019

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 255

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Personal Views

Lehmann insists that North by Northwest is his film , that Hitchcock merely
executed his script . Hitchcock has said elsewhere ( interview in Movie 6 ) that he
writes ' quite a bit of his scripts himself , and specifically lays claim to the line in
North ...

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046350156

Category: Cinema films

Page: 254

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Movies and Meaning

STORY AND SCRIPT Though cinema is an audiovisual medium , it begins with
the written word . The initial ... structure found in such exquisitely told narrative
films as Hitchcock's Rear Window and Vertigo originated in outstanding scripts .

Author: Stephen Prince

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0205314155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 444

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Movies and Meaning is a comprehensive introduction to the film industry that focuses on three topics: how movies express meanings, how viewers understand those meanings, and how cinema functions globally as both an art and a business. It examines both how filmmakers create images and sounds and the mechanisms and processes by which viewers make sense of images and stories on screen.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives 1981 1985

... standard a realization of the artistic ambitions that she had remained loyal to
through the financially lucrative years of print advertising and the squabbles with
Twentieth Century - Fox over inappropriate scripts . Hitchcock was attracted to
and ...

Author: Kenneth T. Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002850643

Category: United States

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Biographical articles about outstanding Americans.

Sight and Sound

In 1940 he scripted Hitchcock ' s Foreign Correspondent for Walter Wanger in
Hollywood . Bennett is now a director in British studios . ( Madness of the Heart ,
etc . ) THE LADY VANISHES . Gainsborough . British . 1938 . Produced by
Edward ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020080599

Category: Motion pictures

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Early and Silent Cinema

The writer Eliot Stannard scripted all Hitchcock's early films . He was apparently a
key craftsman in the 1920s industry . Different sources credit him with from
between 100 and 300 film scripts in the late teens and twenties . A fellow writer of
the ...

Author: Keith Withall

Publisher: Auteur Pub

ISBN: PSU:000061765573

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 173

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In his Teachers Guide to Early and Silent Cinema, Keith Withall provides both a comprehensive chronology of the period until the birth of sound but also a series of detailed case studies on the key films from this period some well known (including Griffiths The Birth of a Nation, Eisensteins Strike and Chaplins The Kid), some perhaps less familiar (including Murnaus The Last Laugh and Oscar Micheauxs Within Our Gates). As well as covering in detail the major film-making figures and nations of the period, the author also offers insights into the industry in less well documented areas. Throughout, the films and film-makers are placed in the context of rapid world-wide industrial and social change.

The Writer

Script : Drama series set in a large , modern hospital ( Blair General ) , about the
growth of resident in internal medicine , Dr . James Kildare ... Scripts through
recognized agents only . ... Script : Off - beat Hitchcock - type suspense stories ...

Author: William Henry Hills

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067412836

Category: Authorship

Page:

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Wide Angle

At these moments , he stands behind ( Hitchcock ' s ) empty chair , with the room '
s large windows squarely behind him . ... character without a player , poses the
same problems as a film script ' s characters prior to the selection of performers .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005550077

Category: Motion pictures

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The Writer s Handbook

It is usually wise to query before submitting any scripts , especially in the case of
a new program or a program that has not definitely ... Script : Off - beat Hitchcock -
type twists , suspense stories of everyday people in extraordinary situations .

Author: Udia G. Olsen

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105128931875

Category: Authorship

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"Manuscript market section", ed. by U. G. Olsen, 1941-44; by E. P. Werby, 1945-

Hitchcock

Filled with fascinating anecdotes and intriguing excerpts from Hitchcock's personal files, and augmented by interviews with Hitch cock associates, this is a thoroughly documented and engagingly written book.

Author: Robert E. Kapsis

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226424898

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 313

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From the beginning of his career, Alfred Hitchcock wanted to be considered an artist. Although his thrillers were immensely popular, and Hitchcock himself courted reviewers, he was, for many years, regarded as no more than a master craftsman. By the 1960s, though, critics began calling him an artist of unique vision and gifts. What happened to make Hitchcock's reputation as a true innovator and singular talent? Through a close examination of Hitchcock's personal papers, scripts, production notes, publicity files, correspondence, and hundreds of British and American reviews, Robert Kapsis here traces Hitchcock's changing critical fortunes. Vertigo, for instance, was considered a flawed film when first released; today it is viewed by many as the signal achievement of a great director. According to Kapsis, this dramatic change occurred because the making of the Hitchcock legend was not solely dependent on the quality of his films. Rather, his elevation to artist was caused by a successful blending of self-promotion, sponsorship by prominent members of the film community, and, most important, changes in critical theory which for the first time allowed for the idea of director as auteur. Kapsis also examines the careers of several other filmmakers who, like Hitchcock, have managed to cross the line that separates craftsman from artist, and shows how Hitchcock's legacy and reputation shed light on the way contemporary reputations are made. In a chapter about Brian De Palma, the most reknowned thriller director since Hitchcock, Kapsis explores how Hitchcock's legacy has affected contemporary work in—and criticism of—the thriller genre. Filled with fascinating anecdotes and intriguing excerpts, and augmented by interviews with Hitchcock's associates, this thoroughly documented and engagingly written book will appeal to scholars and film enthusiasts alike. "Required reading for Hitchcock scholars...scrupulously researched, invaluable material for those who continue to ask: what made the master tick?"—Anthony Perkins