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Hitchcock's America

Author: Jonathan Freedman; Richard H Millington
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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Alfred Hitchcock has long been understood as an inspired technician and master of abnormal psychology. The authors of this volume suggest, through readings of his American films, that he is also a cultural critic of remarkable insight and undeniable presence.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hitchcock's America.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607066069
Named Person: Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Freedman; Richard H Millington
ISBN: 0195119053 9780195119053 0195119061 9780195119060
OCLC Number: 38964135
Description: viii, 192 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Love, American style: Hitchcock's Hollywood / Debra Fried --
Unveiling maternal desires: Hitchcock and American domesticity / Elsie B. Michie --
American shame: Rope, James Stewart, and the postwar crisis in American masculinity / Amy Lawrence --
From Spellbound to Vertigo: Alfred Hitchcock and therapeutic culture in America / Jonathan Freedman --
Hitchcock's Washington: spectatorship, ideology, and the "homosexual menace" in Strangers on a train / Robert J. Corber --
Rear-view mirror: Hitchcock, Poe, and the flaneur in America / Dana Brand --
Hitchcock and American character: the comedy of self-construction in North by northwest / Richard H. Millington --
Hitchcock's revised American vision: The wrong man and Vertigo / Paula Marantz Cohen --
Fearful cemetery / Michael Wood.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Freedman and Richard Millington.
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