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Alfred Hitchcock : centenary essays

Author: S Ishii-Gonzalès; Richard Allen
Publisher: London : British Film Institute, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born in 1899, Alfred Hitchcock directed 57 films in a fifty year career that spanned the history of the moving image, from the silent era to stereo sound, black-and white to Technicolor, widescreen  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alfred Hitchcock.
London : British Film Institute, 1999
(OCoLC)607378334
Named Person: Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Ishii-Gonzalès; Richard Allen
ISBN: 0851707351 9780851707358 085170736X 9780851707365
OCLC Number: 41257769
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : The figure of the author --
The dandy in Hitchcock / Thomas Elsaesser --
James, Hitchcock and the fate of character / Paula Marantz Cohen --
Some thoughts on Hitchcock's authorship / William Rothman --
Disruption, destruction, denial : Hitchcock as saboteur / Susan Smith --
The outer circle : Hitchcock on television / Thomas M. Leitch --
Part II : Hitchcock's aesthetics --
Rope : three hypotheses / Peter Wollen --
Touching the surface : Marnie, melodrama, modernism / Joe McElhaney --
Suspense and its master / Deborah Knight and George McKnight --
The Hitchcockian blot / Slavoj Žižek --
The cut of representation : painting and sculpture in Hitchcock / Brigitte Peucker --
'If thine eye offend thee ... ' : Psycho and the art of infection / George Toles --
Part III : Sexuality/romance --
Hitchcock --
endgame / Raymond Bellour --
The stolen raincoat and the bloodstained dress : Young and innocent and Stage fright / Michael Walker --
Redemptive comedy in the films of Alfred Hitchcock and Preston Sturges : 'Are snakes necessary?' / Lesley Brill --
Hitchcock, or the pleasures of metaskepticism / Richard Allen --
Hitchcock's future / Lee Edelman --
Part IV : Culture, politics, ideology --
Hitchcock at the margins of noir / James Naremore --
Vertigo and problems of knowledge in feminist film theory / Susan White --
'You wanna check my thumbprints?' : Vertigo, the trope of invisibility and cold war nationalism / Robert J. Corber --
39 steps to 'the borders of the possible' : Alfred Hitchcock, amateur observer and the new cultural history / Toby Miller --
'We might even get in the newsreels' : the press and democracy in Hitchcock's World War II anti-fascist films / Ina Rae Hark.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Allen and S. Ishii-Gonzalès.
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