Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: May 25, 2021 Region — 4K UHD: Region Free Blu-ray: Region A Length: 01:59:31 Video— 4K UHD: 2160P (HEVC, H.265) Blu-ray: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main … Continue reading 4K UHD Blu-ray Review: The Birds
Exclusive Guest Article By: Tony Lee Moral This article is the final entry in a series of four guest articles to appear on this page in celebration of Universal’s release … Continue reading Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ Is Our Modern Day Pandemic
Distributor: Universal Studios Release Date: July 12, 2016 The 50th Anniversary Edition of Psycho (1960) was one of the first reviews posted on this site. This exact same transfer is … Continue reading Blu-ray Repackaging: Psycho & The Birds
Publisher: Kamera Books Release Date: September 1, 2013 Those who have read Tony Lee Moral’s “Hitchcock and the Making of Marnie” will not be surprised to hear that his book … Continue reading Book Review: The Making of Hitchcock’s The Birds
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Release Date: October 1, 2011
Nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America in the category of Best Critical/Biographical, 2012.
Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick’s Scripting Hitchcock explores the collaborative process between Alfred Hitchcock and the screenwriters that he chose to write the screenplays for Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie. Drawing from extensive interviews with the screenwriters and other film technicians who worked for Hitchcock, Raubicheck and Srebnick illustrate how much of the filmmaking process took place in the scripting phase of production.
One might assume that the book simply treads a path that is covered in detail by Stephen Rebello’s Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, Tony Lee Moral’s Hitchcock and the Making of Marnie, and Moral’s follow-up The Making of Hitchcock’s The Birds. However, Scripting Hitchcock proves to have much to contribute to the study of these films. It makes an excellent companion piece to the other publications, but also stands on its own as a decisive look into Hitchcock’s relationship with his writers. It manages to educate the reader while enhancing their appreciation of the films in question.