52 chapters. Over 65 works by the greatest director in cinema history. Simply put, the most comprehensive examination of the works of Alfred Hitchcock available for the casual reader. That’s A Year of Hitchcock.
The premise was simple enough. Watch the (almost) complete works of Alfred Hitchcock, legendary director of Psycho, The Birds and North By Northwest, and do so in chronological order. Undertake the task in a single year, and do it with an eye towards Hitchcock's development as an artist, the recurring themes in his work, and what both Hitchcock aficionados and casual fans alike should notice in these great films.
That's exactly what Eric San Juan and Jim McDevitt did in A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense (Scarecrow Press, 2009), a book American Cinematographer Magazine says, "At its best ... challenges antiquated views of the director's work."
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Praise for A Year of Hitchcock
"An informative survey of Alfred Hitchcock's films ... a yearlong, week-by-week master class in film appreciation." - Library Journal
"The premise of Jim McDevitt and Eric San Juan's A Year of Hitchcock is simple and elegant" - American Cinematographer Magazine
"The writing style is pleasingly informal ... it is an enjoyable and informative book" - Neil Welch
"A comprehensive examination of Hitchcock's film-to-film development ... A year of Hitchcock will open the eyes of any viewer who wants to better understand this director's evolution as an artist " - eBooksBay.org