The Resource Alfred Hitchcock : a brief life, Peter Ackroyd, (electronic resource)

Alfred Hitchcock : a brief life, Peter Ackroyd, (electronic resource)

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Alfred Hitchcock : a brief life
Title
Alfred Hitchcock
Title remainder
a brief life
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
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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
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1949-
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Ackroyd, Peter
Dewey number
791.4302/33092
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PN1998.3.H58
LC item number
A675 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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PerformerNote
Read by Gildart Jackson
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Jackson, Gildart
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  • Hitchcock, Alfred
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion pictures
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Label
Alfred Hitchcock : a brief life, Peter Ackroyd, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 33 min., 6 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780735285156
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital.
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7db87d95-0f5f-499e-b208-bd5277db055f
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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(OCoLC)961260310
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Label
Alfred Hitchcock : a brief life, Peter Ackroyd, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 33 min., 6 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780735285156
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7db87d95-0f5f-499e-b208-bd5277db055f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)961260310
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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