Alfred Hitchcock, director of such classic British films and American films as The 39 Steps (1939), Rebecca (1940), Dial M For Murder (1954), and Psycho (1960), crafted North by Northwest (1959), considered one of the best movies ever made. Featuring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Leo G. Carroll, and Martin Landau, the film was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, and Best Original Screenplay. The film also won a 1960 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay.
Possibly Hitchcock's most popular and elaborate film, the story follows advertising executive Roger Thornhill on a frantic cross-country race to free himself from a false murder charge and mistaken identity.
Author James Stratton explores all of the structural and thematic elements that combine to make this one of Hitchcock’s most remarkable achievements. 200 pages. 25 chapters.