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Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie

Walter Raubicheck and Walter Srebnick


This book 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, this book illustrates 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 h ... More

Keywords: Alfred Hitchcock, screenwriters, filmmaking, creative freedom, screenplays, Jay Presson Allen, Joseph Stefano, Evan Hunter, Janet Leigh, Tippi Hedren

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036484
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036484.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Walter Raubicheck, author
Pace University

Walter Srebnick, author
Pace University

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