The moment of Psycho : how Alfred Hitchcock taught America to love murder (eBook, 2009) []
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The moment of Psycho : how Alfred Hitchcock taught America to love murder

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

Author: David Thomson
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
It was made like a television movie, and completed in less than three months. It killed off its star in forty minutes. There was no happy ending. And it offered the most violent scene to date in American film, punctuated by shrieking strings that seared the national consciousness. Nothing like Psycho had existed before; the movie industry--even America itself--would never be the same. In The Moment of Psycho, film  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thomson, David, 1941-
Moment of Psycho.
New York : Basic Books, ©2009
(DLC) 2009030821
Named Person: Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Thomson
ISBN: 0465020097 9780465020096 9780465020706 0465020704 9786612449802 6612449802
OCLC Number: 501415677
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (183 pages)
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.


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


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