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Gilberto Perez: Alfred Hitchcock, 19 August 1999

Hitchcock’s Secret Notebooks: An Authorised and Illustrated Look Inside the Creative Mind of Alfred Hitchcock 
by Dan Auiler.
Bloomsbury, 567 pp., £20, May 1999, 0 7475 4490 5
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... from the studio and its fabrications. For this attempt ‘to reinvent the Hitchcock film’, as Dan Auiler puts it in Hitchcock’s Secret Notebooks, he wrote not just a treatment but, inspired by a true story, his first screenplay in twenty years. And, even more remarkably, he arranged to shoot nearly an hour of experimental footage on location in New ...


David Thomson: ‘Vertigo’ after Weinstein, 21 June 2018

... and for us. Novak was more than willing. Vertigo was her big chance at respectability. She told Dan Auiler, author of the invaluable book Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic (1998), that Judy seemed right for her: When I read the lines, ‘I want you to love me for me,’ I just identified with it so much. It was what I felt when I came to ...

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