“It’s Only a Movie: Alfred Hitchcock — A Personal Biography” by Charlotte Chandler: Alfred Hitchcock focused on entertainment rather than art, yet he won more acclaim from the public and his peers than did a genius like Orson Welles. Hitchcock often reminded people that “it’s only a movie,” supplying the ideal title for this affectionate biography.

Chandler describes each film but doesn’t critique Hitchcock’s work or thinking. Instead, she creates an extended newspaper profile, with lengthy quotes from the man, his family, his crew and his actors (and lets us know the glamorous circumstances of her interviews).

Hitchcock lovers will value the anecdotes that fill the book. Others may long for a Hitchcockian twist, but they won’t find any here.

Rating: Borrow it. Reviewed by Michael Jacobs (originally appeared in USA TODAY)compatable alltel ringtonesringtone 3amfrom sd ringtones card 8125ringtones c1300 lg a3harrington amarillo center don discovery txringtone shade pale of whiter afrenzy a cricket ringtones finepal accrington Map