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The Hitchcock romance : love and irony in Hitchcock's films

Author: Lesley Brill
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1988.
Series: Princeton Paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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? This book shows that his movies convey an affectionate, hopeful  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Brill
ISBN: 0691040559 9780691040554 069100286X 9780691002866
OCLC Number: 17732271
Description: xv, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: North by northwest and romance --
Young and innocent: comic romances of false accusation (Young and innocent, The 39 steps, Saboteur, To catch a thief) --
Mixed romances (Strangers on a train, The lodger, I confess, The wrong man, Frenzy) --
Do not presume: Irony (Blackmail, Rich and strange, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Topaz) --
"I look up, I look down" (Vertigo and Psycho) --
Bygones by bygones (Spellbound, Under Capricorn, Marnie) --
"Love's not time's fool" (The trouble with Harry).
Series Title: Princeton Paperbacks.
Responsibility: Lesley Brill.
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"Deserves a place alongside the most provocative and incisive Hitchcock criticism of the decade."--Choice "Brill argues his case ingeniously and goes a long way to explaining why Hitchcock was such a Read more...

 
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