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The moment of Psycho : how Alfred Hitchcock taught America to love murder

Author: David Thomson
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In "The Moment of Psycho," film critic David Thomson situates "Psycho" in Alfred Hitchcock's career, recreating the mood and time when the seminal film erupted onto film screens worldwide. Thomson brilliantly demonstrates how Hitchcock's creation represented all America wanted from a film--and still does.
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Named Person: Alfred Hitchcock
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Thomson
ISBN: 9780465003396 0465003397
OCLC Number: 316825647
Description: 183 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1960 --
Continuity --
Room service --
Housekeeping --
Hitch-cock --
Other bodies in the swamp --
A noir society --
Lonely people --
On the way to Fairvale.
Responsibility: David Thomson.

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Renowned film critic David Thomson plumbs the horror and inspiration of Alfred Hitchcocks greatest film  Read more...

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"BookPage" "[A]uthoritative.... Thomson's detailed and insightful primer is the perfect book for Hitchcock aficionados and general film fans alike." "The Weekly Standard" ""Psycho"'s impact on the Read more...

 
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