Hitchcock in Hollywood: Examining the Master of Suspense’s Career with Rebecca and Psycho Public Deposited

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  • This project examines the production histories of two films that Alfred Hitchcock directed, his Hollywood debut Rebecca (1940) and the memorable Psycho (1960). The first chapter explores how Hitchcock succeeded and failed at influencing the picture as he, despite directing the movie, had to follow the vision that his producer, David O. Selznick, wanted for their adaptation of the bestselling Daphne du Maurier novel. The chapter considers their relationship at each stage of the process of making Rebecca, and places the roles of Hitchcock and Selznick within the larger context of the American film industry during 1940. The second chapter considers how Hitchcock, as an established director and formidable celebrity twenty years later, created an innovative film with Psycho that resonated with its audience. It explores how he adapted the Robert Bloch novel as he, now acting as his own producer, saw fit, and how the marketing campaign that he and Paramount devised turned the low-budget shocker into a highly profitable spectacle. Ultimately, this project offers a way to examine Hitchcock’s career with films he directed both before and after he became a well-known Hollywood director.
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