IBNA- The biographical book, ‘The Dark Side Of Genius: The Life Of Alfred Hitchcock’ (1983) by American biographer Donald Spoto which sheds light on the life of the great English filmmaker has been published in Persian.
According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Mohsen Amiri and released by Farabi Cinema Foundation Press in 16 chapters and 808 pages.
‘The Dark Side Of Genius’ is introduced as: “This is the definitive life story of Alfred Hitchcock, the enigmatic and intensely private director of ‘Psycho’, ‘Vertigo’, ‘Rear Window’, ‘The Birds’, and more than forty other films.
hile setting forth every stage of Hitchcock's long life and brilliant career, Donald Spoto also explores the roots of the director's obsessions with blondes, food, murder, and idealized love—and he traces the incomparable, bizarre genius from Hitchcock's English childhood through the golden years of his career in America as one of the greatest directors in the history of filmmaking.
Born on June 28, 1941, Donald Spoto is an American celebrity biographer, is the author of twenty published books, among them bestselling biographies of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Alfred Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, and Ingrid Bergman. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.
Spoto earned his Ph.D. in theology at Fordham University. After years as a theology professor, he turned to fulltime writing. His ‘The Hidden Jesus: A New Life’, published in 1999, was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "offering a mature faith fit for the new millennium."