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The Resource Hitchcock's partner in suspense : the life of screenwriter Charles Bennett, Charles Bennett ; edited by John Charles Bennett

Hitchcock's partner in suspense : the life of screenwriter Charles Bennett, Charles Bennett ; edited by John Charles Bennett

Label
Hitchcock's partner in suspense : the life of screenwriter Charles Bennett
Title
Hitchcock's partner in suspense
Title remainder
the life of screenwriter Charles Bennett
Statement of responsibility
Charles Bennett ; edited by John Charles Bennett
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a career that spanned from the silent era to the 1990s, British screenwriter Charles Bennett (1899--1995) lived an extraordinary life. His experiences as an actor, director, playwright, film and television writer, and novelist in both England and Hollywood left him with many amusing anecdotes, opinions about his craft, and impressions of the many famous people he knew. Among other things, Bennett was a decorated WWI hero, an eminent Shakespearean actor, and an Allied spy and propagandist during WWII, but he is best remembered for his commercially and critically acclaimed collaborations with directors Sir Alfred Hitchcock and Cecil B. DeMille.The fruitful partnership began after Hitchcock adapted Bennett's play Blackmail (1929) as the first British sound film. Their partnership produced six thrillers: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The 39 Steps (1935), Sabotage (1936), Secret Agent (1936), Young and Innocent (1937), and Foreign Correspondent (1940). In this witty and intriguing book, Bennett discusses how their collaboration created such famous motifs as the wrong man accused device and the MacGuffin. He also takes readers behind the scenes with the Master of Suspense, offering his thoughts on the director's work, sense of humor, and personal life.Featuring an introduction and additional biographical material from Bennett's son, editor John Charles Bennett, Hitchcock's Partner in Suspense is a richly detailed narrative of a remarkable yet often-overlooked figure in film history. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1899-1995
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bennett, Charles
Dewey number
822/.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6003.E63
LC item number
Z46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bennett, John Charles
Series statement
Screen classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Screenwriters
  • Authors, English
  • Bennett, Charles
  • Bennett, Charles
  • Hitchcock, Alfred
Label
Hitchcock's partner in suspense : the life of screenwriter Charles Bennett, Charles Bennett ; edited by John Charles Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface / John Charles Bennett -- Sowing the wind -- Duty, honour, country -- Shakespearean actor -- Keith Chesterton: my most unforgettable character -- Sensation -- Alfred Hitchcock and my early talkies -- Alfred Hitchcock: a strange and bewildering character -- Study of the Hitchcock-Bennett partnership / John Charles Bennett -- Cause for alarm -- The British Film Colony and Errol Flynn -- War in his pocket -- A secret agent -- Unto the breach -- Foreign correspondent -- Unconquered -- No escape -- Curtain call -- Where danger lives / John Charles Bennett -- The avenger / John Charles Bennett -- A tribute
Control code
858901724
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 279 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813144498
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014005230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)858901724
Label
Hitchcock's partner in suspense : the life of screenwriter Charles Bennett, Charles Bennett ; edited by John Charles Bennett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface / John Charles Bennett -- Sowing the wind -- Duty, honour, country -- Shakespearean actor -- Keith Chesterton: my most unforgettable character -- Sensation -- Alfred Hitchcock and my early talkies -- Alfred Hitchcock: a strange and bewildering character -- Study of the Hitchcock-Bennett partnership / John Charles Bennett -- Cause for alarm -- The British Film Colony and Errol Flynn -- War in his pocket -- A secret agent -- Unto the breach -- Foreign correspondent -- Unconquered -- No escape -- Curtain call -- Where danger lives / John Charles Bennett -- The avenger / John Charles Bennett -- A tribute
Control code
858901724
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 279 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813144498
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014005230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)858901724

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