Hitchcock's Films Revisited

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231065511


Page: 395

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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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Author: Eric Rohmer,Claude Chabrol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895812804


Page: 287

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Der Geschmack des Schönen

Author: Eric Rohmer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886612208


Page: 399

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Metzler Film Lexikon

Author: Michael Töteberg

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476034968

Category: Social Science

Page: 730

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Das Metzler Film Lexikon enthält rund 500 Klassiker des internationalen Films. Von der Stummfilmzeit bis zur Gegenwart werden Spielfilme besprochen, die Geschichte machten. Jeder Film wird mit Inhalt, künstlerischer Wertung, Angaben zur Form und seiner filmgeschichtlichen Bedeutung vorgestellt. Mit einer vollständigen Filmografie und ausführlichem Personen- und Werkregister.
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Bernard Herrmanns Filmmusik zu Alfred Hitchcocks 'Vertigo'

Author: Christian Düringer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638529959

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 9

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Note: 12 Punkte, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Veranstaltung: Die Zusammenarbeit von Alfred Hitchcock mit dem Filmkomponisten Bernard Herrman, 11 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der Film Vertigo ist die vierte Zusammenarbeit des Regisseurs Alfred Hitchcock mit dem Filmkomponisten Bernard Herrmann. Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Kooperation der beiden Künstler sowie mit der Wirkung und Anwendung der Filmmusik in Vertigo. Sie ist Teil einer Gemeinschaftsarbeit und beschränkt sich somit auf einzelne Teilaspekte des Films. Beginnend mit einem kurzen einführenden Teil, der den Stellenwert von Vertigo in Hitchcocks Gesamtwerk verdeutlichen soll, sowie der anschließenden Analyse des Preludes unter filmmusikalischen Gesichtspunkten. Vertigo gilt heute als eines der Herzstücke in Alfred Hitchcocks Filmographie. Anders jedoch als andere seiner bekannten Filme jener Epoche, wie Rear Window (Das Fenster zum Hof), The Man Who Knew Too Much (Der Mann der zu viel wusste) oder North By Northwest (Der unsichtbare Dritte), die schon zum Zeitpunkt ihres Erscheinens von Feuilletons wie Publikum gleichermaßen geschätzt und verehrt wurden, brauchte Vertigo eine lange Reifephase um zum Klassiker zu werden. Vertigo erzählt die Geschichte des wegen Höhenangst aus dem Polizeidienst ausgeschiedenen Detektivs Scottie Ferguson, der von einem Freund den Auftrag bekommt, dessen neurotische Frau Madeleine zu bewachen. Er verliebt sich in sie, kann aber ihren Selbstmord nicht verhindern. Von Schuldkomplexen traumatisiert begegnet er einer Doppelgängerin der Toten, versucht sie nach seinen Vorstellungen und Fantasien zu gestalten und der Ver-storbenen anzugleichen und entdeckt schließlich, dass er einem Täuschungsmanöver zum Opfer gefallen ist. [...]
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Alfred Hitchcock

The Legacy of Victorianism

Author: Paula Marantz Cohen

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813108506

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

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" This provocative study traces Alfred Hitchock's long directorial career from Victorianism to postmodernism. Paul Cohen considers a number of Hitchcock's most acclaimed films -- Shadow of a Doubt, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho -- as well as some of his less well-known ones -- Rope, the Wrong Man, Topaz -- and makes connections between his evolution as a filmmaker and trends in the larger society. Drawing on a number of methodologies including feminism, psychoanalysis, and family systems, the author provides an insightful look at the paradox of a Victorian era. His career, she argues, can be seen as an attempt to balance "the two faces of Victorianism": a masculine legacy of law and hierarchy and a feminine legacy of feeling and imagination. Also central is the Victorian model of the nuclear family and its permutations, especially the father-daughter dyad. Cohen postulates a fundamental dynamic in Hitchcock's films, what she call a "daughter's effect," and relates it to the social role of the family as an institution and to Hitchcock's own relationship with his daughter, Patricia, who appeared in three of his films. Cohen argues that Hitchcock's films reflect his Victorian legacy and serve as a map for ideological trends. She charts his development from his British period through his classic Hollywood years into his later phase, tracing a conceptual evolution that corresponds to an evolution in cultural identity -- one that builds on a Victorian inheritance and ultimately discards it.
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The Spectacle of Isolation in Horror Films

Dark Parades

Author: Carl Royer,B Lee Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136417990

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Go behind the scenes with an insightful look at horror films—and the directors who create them The Spectacle of Isolation in Horror Films: Dark Parades examines the work of several of the genre’s most influential directors and investigates how traditional themes of isolation, alienation, death, and transformation have helped build the foundation of horror cinema. Authors Carl and Diana Royer examine the techniques used by Alfred Hitchcock that place his work squarely in the horror (rather than suspense) genre, discuss avant-garde cinema’s contributions to mainstream horror, explore films that use the apartment setting as the “cell of horror,” and analyze how angels and aliens function as the supernatural “Other.” A unique resource for film students and film buffs alike, the book also examines Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead trilogy and the fusion of science, technology, and quasi-religious themes in David Cronenberg’s films. Instead of presenting a general overview of the horror genre or an analysis of a specific sub-genre, actor, or director, The Spectacle of Isolation in Horror Films offers an imaginative look at classic and contemporary horror cinema. The book examines Surrealist films such as Un Chien Andalou and Freaks, the connections among the concepts of voyeurism, paranoia, and alienation in films like Rear Window, Rosemary’s Baby, Blue Velvet, and The Blair Witch Project; the use of otherworldly creatures in films such as The Prophecy, Dogma, and The Day The Earth Stood Still; and the films of directors George Romero, John Waters, and Darren Aronofsky, to name just a few. This unique book also includes an extensive A-to-Z filmography and a bibliography of writings on, and about, horror cinema from filmmakers, film critics, and film historians. The Spectacle of Isolation in Horror Films examines: “Body Doubles and Severed Hands”—the common ancestry of avant-garde “art” films and exploitation horror B-movies “And I Brought You Nightmares”—recurring themes of psychological terror in Alfred Hitchcock’s films “Horror, Humor, Poetry”—Sam Raimi’s transformation of “drive-in” horror cinema “Atheism and 'The Death of Affect'”—David Cronenberg’s obsessions, interests, and cautionary messages in films ranging from Videodrome to Dead Ringers to eXistenZ and much more! The Spectacle of Isolation in Horror Films: Dark Parades is a unique resource of critical analysis for academics working in film and popular culture, film historians, and anyone interested in horror cinema.
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Crime Scenes

Detective Narratives in European Culture Since 1945

Author: Anne Mullen,Emer O'Beirne

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042012233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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The essays in this collection are based on papers given at a conference on detective fiction in European culture, held at the University of Exeter in September 1997. The range of topics covered is designed to show not only the presence and variety of narratives of detection across different European countries and their different media (although there is a predictable emphasis on the novel). It also illustrates the fertility of the genre, its openness to a spectrum of readings with different emphases, formal as well as thematic. Approaches to detective fiction have often tended to confine them-selves to 'symptomatic' interpretation, where details of the fictional world represented are used to diagnose a specific set of social preoccupations and priorities operative at the time of writing. Such approaches can yield valuable insights. Nonetheless there is a risk of limiting the value of the genre as a whole solely to its role as a mirror held up to society. In this perspective, issues of structure and style are sidelined, or, if addressed, are praised to the extent that they approach invisibility — concision, spareness, realism are the qualities singled out for praise. The genre also gives much scope for formal innovation — and indeed has often attracted already established 'mainstream' writers and filmmakers for just this reason.The eclectic diversity of the detective narratives considered in this volume reveal the malleability of the traditional constraints of the genre. The essays bear rich testimony to the value of considering the interplay of thematic and structural issues, even in the most apparently unselfconscious and popular (or populist) forms of narrative. The patterns of reassurance, the triumph of intellect and the ordered, rational world 'of old' are now challenged by the need to foreground the problems, ambiguities and uncertainties of the self and of society. The plurality of meanings and the antithetical imperatives explored in these detective narratives confirm that the most recent forms of the genre are not mere palimpsests of their 'golden age' precursors. The subversion of traditional expectations and the implementation of diverse stylistic devices take the genre beyond mere homage and pastiche. The role of the reader/spectator and critic in conferring meaning is a crucial one.
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Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Enno Patalas

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 159

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The Birds

Author: Camille Paglia

Publisher: British Film Institute


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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Camille Paglia draws together in this text the aesthetic, technical and mythical qualities of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963), and analyzes its depiction of gender and familial relations.
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Alfred Hitchcock, der Filmverführer

Un-Schuld im Spannungsfeld von Ethik und Ästhetik

Author: Nikolai Wojtko

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783830021483

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 149

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Perspectives on Alfred Hitchcock

Author: David Boyd

Publisher: G K Hall


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

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The Hanging Figure

On Suspense and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Christopher D. Morris

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275971366

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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Adopts a figural and deconstructive approach to suspense, focusing on representations of hanging figures in the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
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Alfred Hitchcock oder: wie ich lernte, die Bombe zu fürchten

die Suspendierung des Wissensvorsprungs: Suspense als visuelle Konzeption

Author: Friederike Klingholz

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 3826042395

Category: Suspense in motion pictures, television, etc

Page: 190

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English Hitchcock

Author: Charles Barr

Publisher: Cameron Books


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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Author: Knut Hickethier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150184080

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 370

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In diesem Band der Reihe Filmgenres steckt jede Menge krimineller Energie! Es wird gelogen und betrogen, gemeuchelt und gemordet, gestohlen und erpresst ... Verbrechen zahlt sich aus - zumindest an der Kinokasse. Der Band stellt 97 Meisterwerke des Genres vor: von Klassikern wie Dr. Mabuse und M - eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder bis zu neuen Produktionen wie Fargo, Jackie Brown oder Acht Frauen. Pressestimmen Selten machen Filmbücher einfach Spass beim Lesen. Hier ist es der Fall. Buchkultur Wer Krimis liebt, sollte den erschwinglichen Band aus dem Reclam Verlag in seine Bibliothek stellen - und drin schmökern. Online Musik Magazin.
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Textprofile intermedial

Author: Dagmar von Hoff,Bernhard Spies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899751284

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 357

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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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