Hitchcock's Films Revisited

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780231126953

Category: History

Page: 413

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When Hitchcock's Films was first published, it quickly became known as a new kind of book on film and as a necessary text in the growing body of Hitchcock criticism. This revised edition of Hitchcock's Films Revisited includes a substantial new preface in which Wood reveals his personal history as a critic -- including his coming out as a gay man, his views on his previous critical work, and how his writings, his love of film, and his personal life and have remained deeply intertwined through the years. This revised edition also includes a new chapter on Marnie.
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Hitchcock's Films Revisited

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231126953

Category: History

Page: 413

View: 8733

When Hitchcock's Films was first published, it quickly became known as a new kind of book on film and as a necessary text in the growing body of Hitchcock criticism. This revised edition of Hitchcock's Films Revisited includes a substantial new preface in which Wood reveals his personal history as a critic -- including his coming out as a gay man, his views on his previous critical work, and how his writings, his love of film, and his personal life and have remained deeply intertwined through the years. This revised edition also includes a new chapter on Marnie.
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Hitchcock's Films Revisited

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780231126953

Category: History

Page: 413

View: 8879

When Hitchcock's Films was first published, it quickly became known as a new kind of book on film and as a necessary text in the growing body of Hitchcock criticism. This revised edition of Hitchcock's Films Revisited includes a substantial new preface in which Wood reveals his personal history as a critic -- including his coming out as a gay man, his views on his previous critical work, and how his writings, his love of film, and his personal life and have remained deeply intertwined through the years. This revised edition also includes a new chapter on Marnie.
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The Complete Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Robert A. Harris,Michael S. Lasky

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806521497

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 5963

Featuring a new Foreword by Patricia Hitchcock, the director's daughter, this updated edition is a profile of the master of suspense and includes an up-to-date listing of all Hitchcock movies and television shows available on video and DVD. Photos throughout.
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The Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Author: David Sterritt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521398145

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 165

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This survey of Hitchcock's long career pays special attention to varied influences on his work and includes in-depth thematic examinations of the following key films: Blackmail, Shadow of a Doubt, The Wrong Man, Vertigo, Psycho, and the Birds.
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Alfred Hitchcock

A Life in Darkness and Light

Author: Patrick McGilligan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062028642

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 864

View: 995

Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light is the definitive biography of the Master of Suspense and the most widely recognized film director of all time. In a career that spanned six decades and produced more than 60 films – including The 39 Steps, Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds – Alfred Hitchcock set new standards for cinematic invention and storytelling. Acclaimed biographer Patrick McGilligan re-examines his life and extraordinary work, challenging perceptions of Hitchcock as the “macabre Englishman” and sexual obsessive, and reveals instead the ingenious craftsman, trickster, provocateur, and romantic. With insights into his relationships with Hollywood legends – such as Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ingrid Bergman, and Grace Kelly – as well as his 54-year marriage to Alma Reville and his inspirations in the thriller genre, the book is full of the same dark humor, cliffhanger suspense, and revelations that are synonymous with one of the most famous and misunderstood figures in cinema.
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The Hitchcock Romance

Love and Irony in Hitchcock's Films

Author: Lesley Brill

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691002866

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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Was Alfred Hitchcock a cynical trifler with his audience's emotions, as he liked to pretend? Or was he a profoundly humane artist? Most commentators leave Hitchcock's self-assessment unquestioned, but this book shows that his movies convey an affectionate, hopeful understanding of human nature and the redemptive possibilities of love. Lesley Brill discusses Hitchcock's work as a whole and examines in detail twenty-two films, from perennial favorites like North by Northwest to neglected masterpieces like Rich and Strange.
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Footsteps in the Fog

Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco

Author: Jeff Kraft,Aaron Leventhal

Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc

ISBN: 9781891661273

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 286

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Footsteps in the Fog is a celebration of the San Francisco films of Alfred Hitchcock. The master director's familiarity with Northern California greatly influenced his decision to use Bay Area locations in several of his landmark motion pictures, and more importantly was often the source of inspiration for many of these same cinema classics. Three of Hitchcock's masterpieces were set in the San Francisco area: Shadow of a Doubt, Vertigo, and The Birds. In addition, Rebecca, Suspicion, Marnie, Topaz, Psycho, and Family Plot utilized Bay Area locations and/or were inspired by Northern California events and settings. Footsteps in the Fog examines these famous films, taking the reader on a journey around the Bay Area, while weaving together cinemagraphic intrigue, Bay Area history and lore, and the timeless elegance of San Francisco and its picturesque surroundings. Over 400 historical and contemporary photos are featured in the book, including impromptu off-camera images and shots from the films themselves—many never before seen! Footsteps in the Fog can be used as a companion to viewing the Northern California Hitchcock films, as a guide for visiting the sites and settings used in these motion pictures, and as a source of biographical information about Alfred Hitchcock's personal connections to San Francisco and the Bay Area. Hitchcock loved Northern California; he often entertained Hollywood celebrities at his ranch and vineyard outside of Santa Cruz, and frequented such San Francisco institutions as Jack's Restaurant, the Fairmont Hotel, the Top of the Mark, and the historic Bercut Brothers' Grant Market. Hitchcock fans everywhere will rejoice as they revisit and rediscover the locations and settings used in the great director's most beloved films.
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English Hitchcock

Author: Charles Barr

Publisher: Cameron Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 255

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Alfred Hitchcock was one of the very few directors whose reputation often eclipsed that of his stars. Although he achieved his greatest success and fame in Hollywood, he was quintessentially British and the 23 films that he made in Britain are very much more than apprentice work. The Lodger, Blackmail, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The 39 Steps, and The Lady Vanishes are films of enormous wit and sophistication -- masterworks in their own right. Hitchcock's critical reputation has so far been founded on his American films, an imbalance that English Hitchcock rectifies. Its entertaining and elegantly written text, supported by 240 well-chosen stills and frame enlargements, offers a detailed and thoroughly documented reading of the films. Charles Barr is Professor of Film Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. His Ealing Studios, now in its third edition, is widely acclaimed as the finest book ever written on British cinema. His treatment of Hitchcock pays great attention to the films' writers and to the importance of Hitchcock's source material, previously ignored or written off by other critics. The extensively annotated filmography offers more factual dated on the films than is elsewhere available.
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Hitchcock's America

Author: Jonathan Freedman,Richard Millington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199923655

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Alfred Hitchcock's American films are not only among the most admired works in world cinema, they also offer some of our most acute responses to the changing shape of American society in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The authors of this anthology show how famous films such as Strangers on a Train, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Rear Window, along with more obscure ones such as Rope, The Wrong Man, and Family Plot, register the ideologies and insurgencies, the normative assumptions and the cultural alternatives, that shaped these tumultuous decades. They argue that, just as these films occupy a visual landscape defined by the grand monuments of American civic life--Mt. Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations--they are also marked by their preoccupation with the social mores and private practices of mid-century America. Not only are big-city and suburban life the explicit subjects of films like Rear Window and Shadow of a Doubt, so are the forms of experience that emerge within these social spaces, whether the urban voyeurism examined by the former or the intertwining of banality and violence depicted in the latter. Indeed, just about every form of American life that was achieving social power at this time--the national security state; the science and art of psychoanalysis; the privileging of the free-wheeling, improvisatory self; the postwar codification and fissuring of gender roles; road-culture and its ancillary creation, the motel--is given detailed, critical, and mordant examination in Hitchcocks films. The Hitchcock who emerges is not merely the inspired technician and psychological excavator that critics of the past two generations have justly hailed; he is also a cultural critic of remarkable insight and undeniable prescience.
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The Women Who Knew Too Much

Hitchcock and Feminist Theory

Author: Tania Modleski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317417291

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Originally published in 1988, The Women Who Knew Too Much remains a classic work in film theory and feminist criticism. The book consists of a theoretical introduction and analyses of seven important films by Alfred Hitchcock, each of which provides a basis for an analysis of the female spectator as well as of the male spectator. Modleski considers the emotional and psychic investments of men and women in female characters whose stories often undermine the mastery of the cinematic "master of suspense." The third edition features an interview with the author by David Greven, in which he and Modleski reflect on how feminist and queer approaches to Hitchcock studies may be brought into dialogue. A teaching guide and discussion questions by Ned Schantz help instructors and students to delve into this seminal work of feminist film theory.
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Personal Views

Explorations in Film

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814332788

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 423

View: 6031

A reissue of a significant and hard-to-find text in film studies with a new introduction and three additional essays included.
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The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo

Place, Pilgrimage, and Commemoration

Author: Douglas A. Cunningham

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810881225

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 335

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This collection of essays examines the relationship that Vertigo enjoys with the histories and cultural imaginations of California and, more specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area. Contributors to this collection explore the specificities of place and the role such specificities play in our comprehensive efforts to understand Hitchcock's most critically acclaimed film.
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Hitchcock's Motifs

Author: Michael Walker

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053567739

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 490

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Among the abundant Alfred Hitchcock literature, Hitchcock's Motifs has found a fresh angle. Starting from recurring objects, settings, character-types and events, Michael Walker tracks some forty motifs, themes and clusters across the whole of Hitchcock's oeuvre, including not only all his 52 extant feature films but also representative episodes from his TV series. Connections and deeper inflections that Hitchcock fans may have long sensed or suspected can now be seen for what they are: an intricately spun web of cross-references which gives this unique artist's work the depth, consistency and resonance that justifies Hitchcock's place as probably the best know film director ever. The title, the first book-length study of the subject, can be used as a mini-encyclopaedia of Hitchcock's motifs, but the individual entries also give full attention to the wider social contexts, hidden sources and the sometimes unconscious meanings present in the work and solidly linking it to its time and place.
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A Hitchcock Reader

Author: Marshall Deutelbaum,Leland Poague

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405155566

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 394

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This new edition of A Hitchcock Reader aims to preserve what has been so satisfying and successful in the first edition: a comprehensive anthology that may be used as a critical text in introductory or advanced film courses, while also satisfying Hitchcock scholars by representing the rich variety of critical responses to the director's films over the years. a total of 20 of Hitchcock?s films are discussed in depth - many others are considered in passing section introductions by the editors that contextualize the essays and the films they discuss well-researched bibliographic references, which will allow readers to broaden the scope of their study of Alfred Hitchcock
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Hitchcock on Hitchcock, Volume 2

Selected Writings and Interviews

Author: Alfred Hitchcock

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520279581

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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A selection of Hitchcock's writings and interviews, arranged in several thematic groupings."
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The Cambridge Companion to Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Jonathan Freedman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107107571

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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In this Companion, leading film scholars and critics of American culture and imagination trace Hitchcock's interplay with the Hollywood studio system, the Cold War, and new forms of sexuality, gender, and desire over his thirty-year American career.
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Hitchcock and Selznick

The Rich and Strange Collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick in Hollywood

Author: Leonard J. Leff

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520217812

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 383

View: 7792

Paperback reprint of a book depicting the oddly brilliant relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick, two of Hollywood's most legendary filmmakers.
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The Dark Side Of Genius

The Life Of Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Donald Spoto

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306809323

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 608

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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. While 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.
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lacan

(but Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock)

Author: Slavoj Žižek

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860915928

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 279

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'A modernist work of art is by definition 'incomprehensible'; it functions as a shock, as the irruption of a trauma which undermines the complacency of our daily routine and resists being integrated. What postmodernism does, however, is the very opposite: it objects par excellence are products with mass appeal; the aim of the postmodernist treatment is to estrange their initial homeliness: 'you think what you see is a simple melodrama your granny would have no difficulty in following? Yet without taking into account the difference between symptom and sinthom/the structure of the Borromean knot/the fact that Woman is one of the Names-of-the-Father ... you've totally missed the point!' if there is an author whose name epitomises this interpretive pleasure of 'estranging' the most banal content, it is Alfred Hitchcock (and—useless to deny it—this book partakes unrestrainedly in this madness).' Hitchcock is placed on the analyst's couch in this extraordinary volume of case studies, as its contributors bring to bear an unrivalled enthusiasm and theoretical sweep on the entire Hitchcock oeuvre, from Rear Window to Psycho, as an exemplar of 'postmodern' defamiliarization. Starting from the premise that 'everything has meaning', the films' ostensible narrative content and formal procedures are analysed to reveal a rich proliferation of ideological and psychical mechanisms at work. But Hitchcock is here to lure the reader into 'serious' Marxist and Lacanian considerations on the construction of meaning. Timely, provocative and original, this is sure to become a landmark of Hitchcock studies. Contributors: Frederic Jameson, Pascal Bonitzer, Miran Bozovic, Michel Chion, Mlladen Dolar, Stojan Pellko, Renata Salecl, Alenka Zupancic and Slavoj Zizek.
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