Category: vertigo the making of a hitchcock classic

  • Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic (excerpt): Production

    FILMING THE DREAM Dreams are so much more beautiful than the stuff they call reality. -Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac, The Living and the Dead  Production of the film that would become Ver­tigo-separate from the preparation of its blueprint, the screenplay-began when the first coverage of the novel was submitted to Hitchcock in late 1954. […]

  • Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic (excerpt): The Screenplay

    A love-hate relationship developed between Alfred Hitchcock and almost everyone of his writers. Few directors were as involved in the writing process as he was; many writers felt he deserved co writer status on their screenplays. He rarely took screenplay credit, yet his overwhelming control over the final shape of a production some  times antagonized […]

  • Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic Now Available at Amazon for Kindle

    My book is now available at Amazon for Kindle.  I appreciate all the help and support.  Books, like movies, are team efforts.  There may be a principal author, but no writer can get from the blank page to the published book without the help and patience of friends and family.  When Vertigo was first published […]

  • ‘Smashing’ Vertigo: Vertigo Ebook Makes Debut Through Smashwords

    The e-book cover for the Smashwords edition of my book on Vertigo Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic is now available on Smashwords–just in time to buy as honorary Alfred and Alma birthday gifts! (Alfred Hitchcock’s birthday is Aug. 13th and Alma’s is the 14th–both were born in 1899).  I’ve made a few minor […]