Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Alfred Hitchcock

The Theatre Arts Department will be presenting The 39 Steps, a comedy based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, from March 20-24.  Lewis Library has 23 of Hitchcock’s films on DVD (some in “collector’s editions”) and plenty of books about him.

To find books and e-books about Hitchcock, do a “Subject” search for “Alfred Hitchcock” in the online catalog.  You can also browse the Stacks on the lower level in the PN 1998.3 .H58 area.  We especially recommend these “primary sources” for the hard-core fan:

·         Hitchcock, by François Truffaut (call number PN1998 .A300 H573 1984; Truffaut conducted in-depth interviews with Hitchcock covering each of his films).
·         Hitchcock’s Notebooks (PN1998.3 .H58 A84 1999)
·         Alfred Hitchcock:  Interviews (PN1998.3 .H588 A5 2003)

To find his films, do an “Author” search in the online catalog for “Alfred Hitchcock,” or look in the DVD PN 1997 area.  (Feature films have call numbers beginning PN 1997, and are more or less in alphabetical order; thus, North by Northwest comes just before Notorious.)

Lewis Library has the following Hitchcock films on DVD:

·         The Birds
·         Dial M for Murder
·         Family Plot
·         Foreign Correspondent
·         Frenzy
·         Jamaica Inn
·         The Lady Vanishes
·         The Man Who Knew Too Much (1955)
·         Marnie
·         North by Northwest
·         Notorious
·         Psycho
·         Rear Window
·         Rebecca
·         Rope
·         Saboteur
·         Shadow of a Doubt
·         Strangers on a Train
·         Suspicion
·         The 39 Steps
·         To Catch a Thief
·         The Trouble with Harry
·         Vertigo

**This post was authored by Arthur Robinson.

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