Must we kill the thing we love? : Emersonian perfectionism and the films of Alfred Hitchcock (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Must we kill the thing we love? : Emersonian perfectionism and the films of Alfred Hitchcock

Author: William Rothman
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
Series: Film and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new view of the master's oeuvre, focusing on his ambivalence toward the Emersonian way of thinking he longed to embrace but resisted for the sake of his art.

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Additional Physical Format: Print:
Must We Kill the Thing We Love? : Emersonian Perfectionism and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Named Person: Alfred Hitchcock; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Rothman
ISBN: 9780231166027 0231166028 9780231166034 0231166036
OCLC Number: 941541495
Description: viii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: drawing a new circle --
The wilde-er side of life --
Accomplices in murder --
"I don't like murderers" --
Little deaths --
"The time to make up your mind about people is never" --
"But may I trust you?" --
Silence and stasis --
Talking vs. living --
Two things to ponder --
The dark side of the moon --
Scottie's dream, Judy's plan, Madeleine's revenge --
Never again? --
A loveless world --
Birds of a feather --
A mother's love --
Every story has an ending --
Conclusion: Emerson, film, Hitchcock.
Series Title: Film and culture.
Responsibility: William Rothman.

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In his seminal book, The Murderous Gaze, Rothman emerged as a central voice in the study of Hitchcock with his probing and fine-grained analysis of the filmmaker's style and deep interpretations of Read more...

 
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