Spotlight on “Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards” by Tony Lee Moral

by LitStack Editor

An exciting behind-the-scenes moviemaking journey with Tony Lee Moral in his one-of-a-kind historical document and celebration of Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards, the artwork behind several of the greatest films from the Master of Suspense.

Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards

About Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards

In Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards, readers can rediscover their favorite classic thrillers while studying the art of the storyboards that helped Hitchcock visualize his timeless masterpieces. Whether you’re a seasoned film buff or new to Hollywood classics, this book will open your eyes to the meticulous artwork that went into creating some of Hitchcock’s most memorable films. 

This stunning coffee-table book focuses on the storyboards for nine of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movies––Vertigo, The Birds, Psycho, North by Northwest, The 39 Steps, Torn Curtain, Marnie, Shadow of a Doubt and Spellbound. It includes never-before published images and incisive text putting the material in context and examining the role the pieces played in some of the most unforgettable scenes in cinema. Hitchcock author and aficionado Tony Lee Moral takes you through the last 100 years of cinema, with the Master of Suspense as your guide. 

ISBN-13: 9781789099546
Publisher: Titan
Publication date: 02/06/2024
Source: Publisher

Editorial Review for Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards

Library Journal (starred review)

To average moviegoers, a storyboard is simply the way filmmakers organize the scenes of a film in preproduction. But for the great Alfred Hitchcock, storyboards were an essential element of his artistry. 

This fascinating book chronicles the way Hitchcock and his artistic collaborators first created his films on paper, deciding angles, shot depths, and speed of movement, purely through sketches. 

Covering 11 films, including The 39 Steps, Shadow of a Doubt, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds, this oversized book is filled with beautifully drawn images from some of the best art directors and artists of their time. 

The key attraction for cinephiles is the attention paid to these artists, including legends such as Dorothea Holt Redmond, Henry Bumstead, Robert Boyle, Saul Bass, and Salvador Dali. Several of these artists were also trained in architecture, which helped them illustrate the depth and scale required to realize Hitchcock’s vision. 

Moral’s (The Young Alfred Hitchcock’s Moviemaking Master Class) writing is occasionally repetitive, but this is not a major detraction. The artwork is the true attraction. 

VERDICT: A beautiful, behind-the-scenes collection for all lovers of art, film, and Hitchcock.

About Tony Lee Moral, Author of Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards

Alfred Hitchcock Storyboards author Tony Lee Moral

Tony Lee Moral is a British documentary filmmaker and writer.

Moral is also the creative director of Sabana Films, a television and film production company based in the UK. He directs factual, specialist factual and entertainment programmes for television, such as Man vs Wild, Bill Bailey’s Birdwatching Bonanza, Last Man Standing, Globetrekker and Wild Thing I Love You.

His is the author of three books on Alfred Hitchcock, including Alfred Hitchcock’s Movie Making Masterclass, The Making of Hitchcock’s The Birds, and Hitchcock and the Making of Marnie which investigates the behind the scenes of one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most controversial films. Source: Wikipedia

You can find and follow Tony Lee Moral on his website tonyleemoralbooks, and on Facebook, Instagram, and on X (formerly Twitter)

Titles by Tony Lee Moral

Step into the world of suspense with one of cinema’s most iconic directors, Alfred Hitchcock, through the insightful works of Tony Lee Moral. A renowned author specializing in the films of Hitchcock, Moral delves deeply into Hitchcock’s unique style in his remarkable books including Alfred Hitchcock’s Movie Making Masterclass, The Making of Hitchcock’s The Birds, and Hitchcock and the Making of Marnie.


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