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The Men Who Knew Too Much : Henry James and Alfred Hitchcock.

Author: Susan M Griffin; Alan Nadel
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2012.
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Henry James and Alfred Hitchcock knew too much. Self-imposed exiles fully in the know, they approached American and European society as inside-outsiders, a position that afforded them a kind of double vision. Masters of their arts, manipulators of their audiences, prescient and pathbreaking in their techniques, these demanding and meticulous artists fiercely defended authorial and directorial control. Their fictions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Griffin, Susan M.
Men Who Knew Too Much : Henry James and Alfred Hitchcock.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, ©2012
Named Person: Alfred Hitchcock; Henry James; Alfred Hitchcock; Henry James
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Griffin; Alan Nadel
ISBN: 9780199877386 0199877386
OCLC Number: 772845011
Description: 1 online resource (278 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Reading James with Hitchcock, Seeing Hitchcock through James; 1. National Bodies; 2. Secrets, Lies, and "Virtuous Attachments": The Ambassadors and The 39 Steps; 3. Henry James and Alfred Hitchcock after the American Century: Circulation and Nonreturn in The American Scene and Strangers on a Train; 4. Colonial Discourse and the Unheard Other in Washington Square and The Man Who Knew Too Much; 5. Bump: Concussive Knowledge in James and Hitchcock; 6. James's Birdcage/Hitchcock's Birds; 7. Sounds of Silence in The Wings of the Dove and Blackmail; 8. The Perfect Enigma. 9. Hands, Objects, and Love in James and Hitchcock: Reading the Touch in The Golden Bowl and Notorious10. The Touch of the Real: Circumscribing Vertigo; 11. Specters of Respectability: Victorian Horrors in The Turn of the Screw and Psycho; 12. Caged Heat: Feminist Rebellion in In the Cage and Rear Window; 13. Shadows of Modernity: What Maisie Knew and Shadow of a Doubt; 14. Awkward Ages: James and Hitchcock in Between; Notes; Works Cited; Filmography; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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The Men Who Knew Too Much innovatively pairs these two greats, showing them to be at once classic and contemporary. Over a dozen major scholars and critics take up works by James and Hitchcock, in  Read more...

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