Alfred Hitchcock: Bibliography
Chronological list of Hitchcock's films
Guides to Hitchcock and Primary Sources
Hitchcock Biography
Criticism: Books dealing with multiple films
Criticism: Books dealing with individual films
Journals and Periodicals
Websites


I. GUIDES AND PRIMARY SOURCES:

Auiler, Dan. HITCHCOCK’S NOTEBOOKS: AN AUTHORIZED AND ILLUSTRATED LOOK INTO THE CREATIVE MIND OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK. New York: Avon, 1999.

Gottlieb, Sidney, ed. ALFRED HITCHCOCK INTERVIEWS. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2003.

Gottlieb, Sidney, ed. HITCHCOCK ON HITCHCOCK: SELECTED WRITINGS AND INTERVIEWS. Berkeley: Univ. of California, 1995.

Leitch, Thomas. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK. New York: Checkmark Books/Facts on File, 2002.

Sloane, Joan. ALFRED HITCHCOCK: A FILMOGRAPHY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY. Berkeley: Univ. of California, 1993.

Truffaut, Francois. HITCHCOCK. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1967; revised ed. 1985.


II. BIOGRAPHY:

Chandler, Charlotte. IT'S ONLY A MOVIE: ALFRED HITCHCOCK: A PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Falk, Quentin. MR. HITCHCOCK. London: Haus Books, 2007.

Hitchcock, Patricia O’Connell, and Laurent Bouzereau. ALMA HITCHCOCK: THE WOMAN BEHIND THE MAN. New York: Berkeley Books, 2003.

McGilligan, Patrick. ALFRED HITCHCOCK: A LIFE IN DARKNESS AND LIGHT. New York: Regan Books/HarperCollins, 2003.

Spoto, Donald. THE DARK SIDE OF GENIUS: THE LIFE OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK. Boston: Little Brown, 1983.

Taylor, John Russell. HITCH: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK. New York: Pantheon, 1978.


III. CRITICISM: BOOKS ON HITCHCOCK:

A. BOOKS DEALING WITH MULTIPLE HITCHCOCK FILMS
:

Allen, Richard, and S. Ishii Gonzales, eds. ALFRED HITCHCOCK: CENTENARY ESSAYS. London: BFI Publishing, 1999. [Part I: “The Figure of the Author”; Part II: “Hitchcock’s Aesthetics”; Part III: “Sexuality/Romance”; Part IV: “Culture, Politics, Ideology.” Specific essays on Marnie, Psycho, Young and Innocent & Stage Fright; Vertigo.]

Allen, Richard. HITCHCOCK'S ROMANTIC IRONY. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2007.

Barr, Charles. ENGLISH HITCHCOCK. Moffat, Scotland: Cameron & Hollis, 1999. [Sections on all the films through Jamaica Inn.]

Boyd, David, ed. PERSPECTIVES ON ALFRED HITCHCOCK. New York: G. K. Hall, 1995. [Richard Schickel's interview with AH; excerpts from books by Wood, Leitch, Modleski, Brill; articles on Blackmail, Man Who Knew and 39 Steps, Notorious, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Rear Window and Psycho.

Boyd, David, and R. Barton Palmer, eds. AFTER HITCHCOCK: INFLUENCE, IMITATION, AND INTERTEXTUALITY. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006.
[Psycho, Shadow of a Doubt and films influenced by Hitchcock.]

Brill, Lesley. THE HITCHCOCK ROMANCE: LOVE AND IRONY IN HITCKCOCK'S FILMS. Princeton: Princeton Univ., 1988. [films in categories: North by Northwest; Young & Innocent, 39 Steps, Saboteur, and To Catch a Thief; Strangers on a Train, Lodger, I Confess, Wrong Man, and Frenzy; Blackmail, Rich & Strange, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Topaz; Vertigo and Psycho; Spellbound, Under Capricorn, and Marnie; Trouble With Harry.]

Cogeval, Guy, and Dominique Paini. HITCHCOCK AND ART: FATAL COINCIDENCES. Paris: Pompidou Centre/Montreal: Fine Arts Museum of Montreal, 2001.

Cohen, Paula Marantz. ALFRED HITCHCOCK: THE LEGACY OF VICTORIANISM. Lexington: Univ. of Kentucky, 1995. [chapters on Sabotage; Spellbound; Shadow of a Doubt, Stage Fright, and Strangers on a Train; Rope and I Confess; Rear Window and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956); The Wrong Man and Vertigo; Psycho; Topaz, Frenzy, and Family Plot.]

Cohen, Tom. HITCHCOCK'S CRYPTONYMIES. Vol. 1: Secret Agents; Vol. 1: War Machines. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005.3

Condon, Paul, and Jim Sangster. THE COMPLETE HITCHCOCK. London: Virgin, 1999. [Notes on all the Hitchcock films]

Conrad, Peter, THE HITCHCOCK MURDERS. London: Faber & Faber, 2000.

Corber, Robert J. IN THE NAME OF NATIONAL SECURITY: HITCHCOCK, HOMOPHOBIA, AND THE POLITICAL CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER IN POSTWAR AMERICA. Durham: Duke Univ., 1994. [chapters on Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), Vertigo; and Psycho]

Daggett, David, and William A. Drumin. HITCHCOCK AND PHILOSOPHY: DIAL M FOR METAPHYSICS. Chicago: Open Court, 2007. [Essays on Sabotage, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope, Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Lifeboat, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Marnie.]

DeRosa, Steven. WRITING WITH HITCHCOCK: THE COLLABORATION OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND JOHN MICHAEL HAYES. New York: Faber & Faber, 2001. [Screenwriter for The Trouble with Harry, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, and The Man Who Knew Too Much.]

Derry, Charles. THE SUSPENSE THRILLER: FILMS IN THE SHADOW OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1988.

Deutelbaum, Marshall, and Leland Poague, eds. A HITCHCOCK READER. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1986. [Five sections: "Taking Hitchcock Seriously"; "Hitchcock in Britain": articles on Lodger, Blackmail, Murder!, Man Who Knew Too Much [1934], and 39 Steps; "Hitchcock in Hollywood": articles on Rear Window, The Wrong Man, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Birds, and Marnie; "Hitchcock and Film Theory: A Psycho Dossier": 3 articles]

Drumin, William A. THEMATIC AND METHODOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S ARTISTIC VISION. Lewiston, NY: Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2004. [Chapters on The 39 Steps, Sabotage, Young and Innocent, Suspicion, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious, Saboteur, Rope, Strangers on a Train, Stage Fright, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo, The Birds, Frenzy]

Dufreigne, Jean-Pierre. HITCHCOCK STYLE. New York: Assouline, 2004.

Duncan, Paul. ALFRED HITCHCOCK: THE COMPLETE FILMS. Cologne: Taschen, 2003.

Durgnat, Raymond. THE STRANGE CASE OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK: OR, THE PLAIN MAN'S HITCHCOCK. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1974.

Finler, Joel W. HITCHCOCK IN HOLLYWOOD. New York: Continuum, 1992.

Freedman, Jonathan, and Richard H. Millington, eds. HITCHCOCK’S AMERICA. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. [Shadow of a Doubt, Spellbound, Rope, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, The Wrong Man, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Family Plot.].

Freeman, David. THE LAST DAYS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK: A MEMOIR FEATURING THE SCREENPLAY OF "'ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S 'THE SHORT NIGHT'". Woodstock, NY: Overlook, 1984.

Harris, Robert A., and Michael S. Lasky. THE FILMS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1976. [large format illustrated survey of AH's entire career]

Humphries, Patrick. THE FILMS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK. New York: Portland House, 1986. [large format illustrated survey of AH's entire career]

Hunter, Evan. ME AND HITCH. London: Faber and Faber, 1997. [The Birds, Marnie]

Hurley, Neil P. SOUL IN SUSPENSE: HITCHCOCK'S FRIGHT AND DELIGHT. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1993. [topical chapters on aspects of Hitchcock and Catholicism]

Jensen, Paul M. HITCHCOCK BECOMES ‘HITCHCOCK’: THE BRITISH YEARS. Baltimore: Midnight Marquee Press, 2000.

Kaganski, Serge. ALFRED HITCHCOCK. Paris: Pocket Archives/Hazan, 1997.

Kapsis, Robert E. HITCHCOCK: THE MAKING OF A REPUTATION. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 1992.

Kraft, Jeff, and Aaron Leventhal. FOOTSTEPS IN THE FOG: ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S SAN FRANCISCO. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Press, 2002 [Vertigo, Shadow of a Doubt, The Birds].

Krohn, Bill. HITCHCOCK AT WORK. London: Phaidon Press, 2000. [Chapters on Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1955), Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho; brief segments on other films.]

Lavalley, Albert J., ed. FOCUS ON HITCHCOCK. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1972. [interviews with and statements by AH; "Hitchcock Controversy"; essays on Notorious, Strangers on a Train, The Wrong Man, Psycho; miscellaneous materials including storyboard analysis of North by Northwest cornfield sequence]

Leff, Leonard. HITCHCOCK AND SELZNICK: THE RICH AND STRANGE COLLABORATION OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND DAVID O. SELZNICK IN HOLLYWOOD. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987. [particularly relevant to Rebecca, Spellbound, and The Paradine Case]

Leitch, Thomas M. FIND THE DIRECTOR AND OTHER HITCHCOCK GAMES. Athens: Univ. of Georgia, 1991. [covers AH's entire career in chronological chapters on groups of films]

McCarty, John, and Brian Kelleher. ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE TEN-YEAR TELEVISION CAREER OF THE MASTER OF SUSPENSE. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985.

Modleski, Tania. THE WOMEN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH: HITCHCOCK AND FEMINIST THEORY. New York: Routledge, 1988. [chapters on Murder!, Rebecca, Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo, and Frenzy]

Mogg, Ken, and others. THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK STORY. London: Titan Books, 1999. [Illustrated filmography similar to Harris’s Films of Alfred Hitchcock; includes critical essays by Dan Auiler and others.]

Orr, John. HITCHCOCK AND 20TH CENTURY CINEMA. London: Wallflower Press, 2005.

Perry, George. HITCHCOCK [The Movie Makers] New York: Doubleday, 1975. [Covers AH's entire career in chronological chapters.]

Phillips, Gene D. ALFRED HITCHCOCK. Boston: Twayne, 1984. [covers AH's entire career in chronological chapters.]

Pomerance, Murray. AN EYE FOR HITCHCOCK. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ. Press, 2004. [Chapters on North by Northwest, Spellbound, Torn Curtain, Marnie, I Confess, and Vertigo]

Price, Theodore. HITCHCOCK AND HOMOSEXUALITY: HIS 50-YEAR OBSESSION WITH JACK THE RIPPER AND THE SUPERBITCH PROSTITUTE--A PSYCHANALYTIC VIEW. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1992. [chapters on Murder!, Rope, Strangers on a Train, and The Paradine Case; Vertigo; Rebecca; Birds; Marnie; Psycho; I Confess; Torn Curtain; and "special sequences" in Strangers on a Train, Paradine Case,m To Catch a Thief; Frenzy]

Rohmer, Eric, and Claude Chabrol. HITCHCOCK: THE FIRST FORTY-FOUR FILMS, trans. Stanley Hoffman. New York: Ungar, 1979. [surveys HA's career; particular emphasis on films from Rope to The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)].

Rothman, William. HITCHCOCK: THE MURDEROUS GAZE. Cambridge: Harvard Univ., 1982. [chapters on The Lodger, Murder!, 39 Steps, Shadow of a Doubt, and Psycho]

Raubicheck, Walter, and Walter Srebnick, ed. HITCHCOCK'S RERELEASED FILMS: FROM ROPE TO VERTIGO. Detroit: Wayne State Univ., 1991. [newly written essays on Rope, The Trouble With Harry, Rear Window, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), and Vertigo]

Ryall, Tom. ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND THE BRITISH CINEMA. London: Croom Helm, 1986. [particular emphasis on the The Man Who Knew Too Much (1935), 39 Steps, Sabotage, Secret Agent, Young and Innocent, and The Lady Vanishes]

Samuels, Robert. HITCHCOCK’S BI-TEXTUALITY: LACAN, FEMINISMS, AND QUEER THEORY. Albany: SUNY Press, 1998. [The Lady Vanishes, Spellbound, Rebecca, Notorious, Vertigo, Marnie, Rear Window, The Birds]

Scharff, Stefan. ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S HIGH VERNACULAR: THEORY AND PRACTICE. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1991. [chapters on Notorious, Family Plot, and Frenzy]

Simone, Sam P. HITCHCOCK AS ACTIVIST: POLITICS AND THE WAR FILMS. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1985. [chapters on Foreign Correspondent, Saboteur, Lifeboat, and Notorious]

Sinyard, Neil. THE FILMS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK. London: Multimedia Books, 1994. [large format illustrated survey of AH's entire career]

Spoto, Donald. THE ART OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK: FIFTY YEARS OF HIS MOTION PICTURES. 2nd ed. New York: Doubleday, 1992. First ed., 1976. [chapters of varying lengths on all the sound films]

Sterrett, David. THE FILMS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 1993. [chapters on Blackmail, Shadow of a Doubt, The Wrong Man, Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds.]

Strauss, Marc Raymond. ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S SILENT FILMS. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2004. [Films from The Pleasure Garden through the silent version of Blackmail.]

Sullivan, Jack. HITCHCOCK'S MUSIC. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

Walker, Michael. HITCHCOCK’S MOTIFS. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2005.

Weis, Elisabeth. THE SILENT SCREAM: ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S SOUND TRACK. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., 1982.

Wood, Robin. HITCHCOCK'S FILMS REVISITED. New York: Columbia Univ., 1989. [incorporates Wood's HITCHCOCK'S FILMS (1965), with chapters on Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie, a 1969 addition on Torn Curtain, and a 1977 retropective; 1989 section includes chapters on Blackmail; 39 Steps and Young & Innocent; Shadow of a Doubt; Notorious, Suspicion, and Under Capricorn; Rope; The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956); and Rear Window and Vertigo]

Yacowar, Maurice. HITCHCOCK'S BRITISH FILMS. New York: Archon Books, 1977. [chapters on each film from The Pleasure Garden through Jamaica Inn]

Zizek, Slavoj, ed. EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT LACAN (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK HITCHCOCK). London: Verso, 1992. [Topically focused essays; specific discussions of Shadow of a Doubt and Strangers on a Train; North by Northwest; Sabotage; The Lady Vanishes; Notorious; Rear Window; Man Who Knew Too Much (1956); Wrong Man; Psycho.


B. BOOKS ON SPECIFIC HITCHCOCK FILMS:


Anobile, Richard J., ed. ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S PSYCHO. New York: Universe Books, 1974. [1300 frame enlargements, with dialog indicated.]

Auler, Dan. VERTIGO: THE MAKING OF A HITCHCOCK CLASSIC. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.

Barr, Charles. VERTIGO. [BFI Film Classics.] London: British Film Institute, 2002.

Belton, John, ed. ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S REAR WINDOW. [Cambridge Film Handbooks.] New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Durgnat, Raymond. A LONG HARD LOOK AT PSYCHO. London: BFI Publishing, 2002.

Fawell, John. HITCHCOCK’S REAR WINDOW: THE WELL-MADE FILM. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2001.

Kolker, Robert, ed. ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S PSYCHO: A CASEBOOK. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.

THE LADY VANISHES [Classic Film Scripts]. London: Lorrimer Publishing, 1984.

Lehman, Ernest. NORTH BY NORTHWEST. Classic Screenplays. London: Faber & Faber, 1999.

Leigh, Janet. PSYCHO: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE CLASSIC THRILLER. New York: Harmony Books, 1995.

Naremore, James. FILMGUIDE TO PSYCHO. Bloomington: Indiana Univ., 1973.

NORTH BY NORTHWEST: Alfred Hitchcock, Director. [Rutgers Film Series.]

Paglia, Camille. THE BIRDS. [BFI Film Classics] London: British Film Institute, 1998.

Rebello, Stephen. ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND THE MAKING OF PSYCHO. New York: Dembner Books, 1990.

Ryall, Tom. BLACKMAIL. [BFI Film Classics] London: British Film Institute, 1993.

Scharff, Stefan. THE ART OF LOOKING IN HITCHCOCK'S REAR WINDOW. New York: Limelight Editions, 1997.

Skerry, Philip J. PSYCHO IN THE SHOWER: THE HISTORY OF CINEMA'S MOST FAMOUS SCENE. New York: Continuum, 2009.

Thomson, David. THE MOMENT OF PSYCHO: HOW ALFRED HITCHCOCK TAUGHT AMERICA TO LOVE MURDER. New York: Basic Books, 2009.

Williams, Dan. NORTH BY NORTHWEST, DIRECTED BY ALFRED HITCHCOCK. London: York Press/Longman, 2001.


IV. JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS:

HITCHCOCK ANNUAL. Yearly volumes published by Hitchcock Annual Association, New London, NH. No longer publishing.

THE MACGUFFIN. Quarterly newsletter published in East Malbourne, Victoria, Austrialia. Now oneline: see below.


V. WEBSITES
:

This list is a selection of general and miscellaneous websites relating to Hitchcock. There are also numerous websites devoted to specific films.

http://www.hitchcock.nl/
"Hitchcock Online"

http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~muffin/
"Alfred Hitchcock Scholars/MacGuffin" website, associated with The MacGuffin critical journal

http://hitchcock.tv/
"Alfred Hitchcock: the Master of Suspense"

http://www.hitchcockwiki.com/wiki/Main_Page
"Hitchcock Wiki"

http://www.imagesjournal.com/issue09/infocus.htm
"In Focus": critical articles from issue of Images film journal devoted to Hitchcock

http://www.footstepsinthefog.com/index.html
site for book about Hitchcock's films set in and around San Francisco

http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/directors/05/hitchcock.html
Senses of Cinema page on Hitchcock, by Ken Mogg

http://www.alfredhitchcock.com/
Planned "official" website of the Hitchcock Trust