Published by Middlebrow Books, and including an introduction by prominent actor Bruce Dern, this oversized volume features Robert Jones’ eighty superb photographs of California locations for Alfred Hitchcock films. The Birds, Family Plot, Psycho, Shadow of a Doubt, and Vertigo were set principally in California, while twelve other movies included California locations: Dial "M" for Murder, Foreign Correspondent, Marnie, North by Northwest, Notorious, Rebecca, Saboteur, Spellbound, Suspicion, Topaz, Torn Curtain, and Under Capricorn.
A highlight of the book is a conversation between Jones and bestselling Hitchcock expert, Dan Auiler. Auiler comments, "Hitchcock was not really known as a location director…but these photographs are instantly recognizable and timeless." So are seventeen memorable images from photographer Aimee Sinclair, representing key scenes and "MacGuffins" Hitchcock used in his films to move the plot forward.
Readers will experience long-past memories anew – from James Stewart rescuing Kim Novak from San Francisco Bay in Vertigo, to Cary Grant being attacked by a crop duster on a lonely country road in North by Northwest – as we celebrate the unparalleled artistic gifts of Alfred Hitchcock.