Hitchcock

Hitchcock
Author: Francois Truffaut,Alfred Hitchcock,Helen G. Scott
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 367
Release: 1985-10-02
ISBN 10: 0671604295
ISBN 13: 9780671604295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock Book Review:

One is ravished by the density of insights into cinematic questions....Truffaut performed a tour de force of tact in getting this ordinarily guarded man to open up as he had never done before (and never would again)....If the 1967 Hitchcock/Truffaut can now be seen as something of a classic, this revised version is even better. Phillip Lopate The New York Times Book Review

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
Author: Paula Marantz Cohen
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-01-13
ISBN 10: 081315779X
ISBN 13: 9780813157795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alfred Hitchcock Book Review:

This provocative study traces Alfred Hitchcock's long directorial career from Victorianism to postmodernism. Paula Cohen considers a sampling of Hitchcock's best films -- Shadow of a Doubt, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho -- as well as some of his more uneven ones -- Rope, The Wrong Man, Topaz -- and makes connections between his evolution as a filmmaker and trends in the larger society. Drawing on a number of methodologies including feminism, psychoanalysis, and family systems, the author provides an insightful look at the paradox of a Victorian-style gentleman who evolved into one of the leading masters of the modern medium of film. Cohen sees Hitchcock's films as developing, in part, as a masculine response to the domestic, psychological novels that had appealed primarily to women during the Victorian era. His career, she argues, can be seen as an attempt to balance "the two faces of Victorianism": the masculine legacy of law and hierarchy and the feminine legacy of feeling and imagination. Also central to her thesis is the Victorian model of the nuclear family and its permutations, especially the father-daughter dyad. She postulates a fundamental dynamic in Hitchcock's films, what she calls a "daughter's effect," and relates it to the social role of the family as an institution and to Hitchcock's own relationship with his daughter, Patricia, who appeared in three of his films. Cohen argues that Hitchcock's films reflect his Victorian legacy and serve as a map for ideological trends. She charts his development from his British period through his classic Hollywood years into his later phase, tracing a conceptual evolution that corresponds to an evolution in cultural identity -- one that builds on a Victorian inheritance and ultimately discards it.

A Hitchcock Reader

A Hitchcock Reader
Author: Marshall Deutelbaum,Leland Poague
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN 10: 1405155566
ISBN 13: 9781405155564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hitchcock Reader Book Review:

This new edition of A Hitchcock Reader aims to preserve what has been so satisfying and successful in the first edition: a comprehensive anthology that may be used as a critical text in introductory or advanced film courses, while also satisfying Hitchcock scholars by representing the rich variety of critical responses to the director's films over the years. a total of 20 of Hitchcock?s films are discussed in depth - many others are considered in passing section introductions by the editors that contextualize the essays and the films they discuss well-researched bibliographic references, which will allow readers to broaden the scope of their study of Alfred Hitchcock

Framing Hitchcock

Framing Hitchcock
Author: Christopher Brookhouse,Richard Allen,John A. Bertolini,Sabrina Barton,Christopher Morris,Lesley Brill,Joseph Garncarz,Joan Hawkins,Frank M. Meola,Charles L. P. Silet,Thomas Hemmeter,David Sterritt,Thomas Leitch,Leland Poague,James Naremore,James M. Vest,Sarah Street
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780814330616
ISBN 13: 0814330614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Framing Hitchcock Book Review:

An engaging look at Alfred Hitchcock's work from all angles, culled from an authoritative source of Hitchcock film commentary.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
Author: Paul Duncan
Publsiher: Oldcastle Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-10-19
ISBN 10: 1842435418
ISBN 13: 9781842435410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alfred Hitchcock Book Review:

Who was Hitchcock? A fat man who played practical jokes on people? A control freak who humiliated others to make himself look better? A little boy afraid of the dark? One of the greatest storytellers of the century? He was all of these and more - twenty years after his death, he is still a household name; most people in the Western world have seen his film, and he popularised the action movie format we see every week on the cinema screen.

Hitchcock and Twentieth century Cinema

Hitchcock and Twentieth century Cinema
Author: John Orr
Publsiher: Wallflower Press
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781904764557
ISBN 13: 190476455X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock and Twentieth century Cinema Book Review:

John Orr looks at the work, influences, legacy and style of perhaps cinema's most famous director, Alfred Hitchcock.

A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock

A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock
Author: Thomas Leitch,Leland Poague
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 1444397311
ISBN 13: 9781444397314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock Book Review:

The most comprehensive volume ever published on Alfred Hitchcock, covering his career and legacy as well as the broader cultural and intellectual contexts of his work. Contains thirty chapters by the leading Hitchcock scholars Covers his long career, from his earliest contributions to other directors’ silent films to his last uncompleted last film Details the enduring legacy he left to filmmakers and audiences alike

Hitchcock s Rear Window

Hitchcock s Rear Window
Author: John Fawell
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2004-11-22
ISBN 10: 9780809389704
ISBN 13: 0809389703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock s Rear Window Book Review:

In the process of providing the most extensive analysis of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window to date, John Fawell also dismantles many myths and clichés about Hitchcock, particularly in regard to his attitude toward women. Although Rear Window masquerades quite successfully as a piece of light entertainment, Fawell demonstrates just how complex the film really is. It is a film in which Hitchcock, the consummate virtuoso, was in full command of his technique. One of Hitchcock’s favorite films, Rear Window offered the ideal venue for the great director to fully use the tricks and ideas he acquired over his previous three decades of filmmaking. Yet technique alone did not make this classic film great; one of Hitchcock’s most personal films, Rear Window is characterized by great depth of feeling. It offers glimpses of a sensibility at odds with the image Hitchcock created for himself—that of the grand ghoul of cinema who mocks his audience with a slick and sadistic style. Though Hitchcock is often labeled a misanthrope and misogynist, Fawell finds evidence in Rear Window of a sympathy for the loneliness that leads to voyeurism and crime, as well as an empathy for the film’s women. Fawell emphasizesa more feeling, humane spirit than either Hitchcock’s critics have granted him or Hitchcock himself admitted to, and does so in a manner of interest to film scholars and general readers alike.

Hitchcock s America

Hitchcock s America
Author: Jonathan Freedman,Richard Millington
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1999-02-25
ISBN 10: 9780195353310
ISBN 13: 0195353315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock s America Book Review:

Alfred Hitchcock's American films are not only among the most admired works in world cinema, they also offer some of our most acute responses to the changing shape of American society in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The authors of this anthology show how famous films such as Strangers on a Train, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Rear Window, along with more obscure ones such as Rope, The Wrong Man, and Family Plot, register the ideologies and insurgencies, the normative assumptions and the cultural alternatives, that shaped these tumultuous decades. They argue that, just as these films occupy a visual landscape defined by the grand monuments of American civic life--Mt. Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations--they are also marked by their preoccupation with the social mores and private practices of mid-century America. Not only are big-city and suburban life the explicit subjects of films like Rear Window and Shadow of a Doubt, so are the forms of experience that emerge within these social spaces, whether the urban voyeurism examined by the former or the intertwining of banality and violence depicted in the latter. Indeed, just about every form of American life that was achieving social power at this time--the national security state; the science and art of psychoanalysis; the privileging of the free-wheeling, improvisatory self; the postwar codification and fissuring of gender roles; road-culture and its ancillary creation, the motel--is given detailed, critical, and mordant examination in Hitchcocks films. The Hitchcock who emerges is not merely the inspired technician and psychological excavator that critics of the past two generations have justly hailed; he is also a cultural critic of remarkable insight and undeniable prescience.

An Eye for Hitchcock

An Eye for Hitchcock
Author: Murray Pomerance
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780813533957
ISBN 13: 0813533953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Eye for Hitchcock Book Review:

Film scholar Murray Pomerance presents a series of fascinating meditations on six films directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock, a master of the cinema. Two of the films are extraordinarily famous and have been seen--and misunderstood--countless times: North by Northwest and Vertigo. Two others, Marnie and Torn Curtain, have been mostly disregarded by viewers and critics or considered to be colossal mistakes, while two others, Spellbound and I Confess, have received almost no critical attention at all. In An Eye for Hitchcock, these movies are seen in a striking new way. Pomerance takes us deep into the structure of Hitchcock's vision and his screen architecture, revealing key elements that have never been written about before. Pomerance also clearly reveals the link between Hitchcock's work and a wide range of thinkers and artists in other fields, thereby offering viewers of Hitchcock's films the rare opportunity to see them in an entirely new light.

Hitchcock s Films Revisited

Hitchcock s Films Revisited
Author: Robin Wood
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780231126953
ISBN 13: 0231126956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock s Films Revisited Book Review:

When Hitchcock's Films was first published, it quickly became known as a new kind of book on film and as a necessary text in the growing body of Hitchcock criticism. This revised edition of Hitchcock's Films Revisited includes a substantial new preface in which Wood reveals his personal history as a critic -- including his coming out as a gay man, his views on his previous critical work, and how his writings, his love of film, and his personal life and have remained deeply intertwined through the years. This revised edition also includes a new chapter on Marnie.

Hitchcock

Hitchcock
Author: Richard Allen,S. Ishii-Gonzalès
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780415275255
ISBN 13: 0415275253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock Book Review:

Alfred Hitchcock's films have had an impact on scholars of all critical persuasions to the extent that the study of his works is synonymous with the study of 20th century cinema itself. These essays reflect the length and breadth of this scholarship.

Hitchcock s Rereleased Films

Hitchcock s Rereleased Films
Author: Ann Cvetkovich,John Belton,Lesley Brill,Goulet, Robert G.,Thomas M. Bauso
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780814323267
ISBN 13: 081432326X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock s Rereleased Films Book Review:

Hitchcock's Rereleased Films contains new essays on five of Hitchcock's most important films, revealing their artistic and cultural achievement and their centrality to understanding our culture.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
Author: Alfred Hitchcock
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781578065622
ISBN 13: 1578065623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alfred Hitchcock Book Review:

Presents a collection of interviews with the British film director which span his five decade career.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
Author: Jane Sloan
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 614
Release: 1995-03-08
ISBN 10: 9780520089044
ISBN 13: 0520089049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alfred Hitchcock Book Review:

"A concise and intelligent synthesis of what we know and think about Hitchcock and a road map to future work on the subject. . . . There is no complete index to Hitchcock's career like this one and critics and historians will mine Sloan's work with enormous profit. . . . The 'Critical Survey' section constitutes an invaluable contribution to the project of metacriticism."—Matthew Bernstein, author of Walter Wanger, Hollywood Independent

Hitchcock s Music

Hitchcock s Music
Author: Jack Sullivan
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2006-12-01
ISBN 10: 0300134665
ISBN 13: 9780300134667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock s Music Book Review:

"A wonderfully coherent, comprehensive, groundbreaking, and thoroughly engaging study” of how the director of Psycho and The Birds used music in his films (Sidney Gottlieb, editor of Hitchcock on Hitchcock). Alfred Hitchcock employed more musical styles and techniques than any film director in history, from Marlene Dietrich singing Cole Porter in Stage Fright to the revolutionary electronic soundtrack of The Birds. Many of his films—including Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho—are landmarks in the history of film music. Now author and musicologist Jack Sullivan presents the first in-depth study of the role music plays in Hitchcock’s films. Based on extensive interviews with composers, writers, and actors, as well as archival research, Sullivan discusses how Hitchcock used music to influence his cinematic atmospheres, characterizations, and even storylines. Sullivan examines the director’s relationships with various composers, especially Bernard Herrmann, and tells the stories behind some of their now-iconic musical choices. Covering the entire director’s career, from the early British works up to Family Plot, this engaging work will change the way we watch—and listen—to Hitchcock’s movies.

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Author: David Sterritt
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 165
Release: 1993-02-26
ISBN 10: 9780521398145
ISBN 13: 0521398142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock Book Review:

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the few filmmakers to combine a strong reputation for high-art filmmaking with great massive-audience popularity. This introduction to his oeuvre provides an overview of a long and prolific career.

Hitchcock as Philosopher

Hitchcock as Philosopher
Author: Robert J. Yanal
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2010-06-28
ISBN 10: 0786482303
ISBN 13: 9780786482306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock as Philosopher Book Review:

The films of Alfred Hitchcock deal heavily with psychological and philosophical themes, and one needn’t look very far into the canon to find them. In Psycho, for example, the personality metamorphosis in Marion Crane that leads her into grand larceny is a pale double of the murderous oedipal divide in Norman Bates. In The Birds, overbearing natural mutations turn what might have been a “creature feature” into a film about fear of the unknowable. This book looks at 12 Hitchcock films and the positions they put forth on three problem areas of epistemology: deception, knowledge of mind, and problematic knowledge of the external world. These philosophical concepts are explained and woven into the author’s thorough and thought-provoking discussion of each film. Descartes and Wittengenstein star; Plato, Locke, Hume, Kant and Kierkegaard also make appearances in this new “philosopher’s cut” of the master’s works.

The Hitchcock Romance

The Hitchcock Romance
Author: Lesley Brill
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1991-01-21
ISBN 10: 9780691002866
ISBN 13: 069100286X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hitchcock Romance Book Review:

Was Alfred Hitchcock a cynical trifler with his audience's emotions, as he liked to pretend? Or was he a profoundly humane artist? Most commentators leave Hitchcock's self-assessment unquestioned, but this book shows that his movies convey an affectionate, hopeful understanding of human nature and the redemptive possibilities of love. Lesley Brill discusses Hitchcock's work as a whole and examines in detail twenty-two films, from perennial favorites like North by Northwest to neglected masterpieces like Rich and Strange.

Hitchcock s British Films

Hitchcock s British Films
Author: Maurice Yacowar
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780814334942
ISBN 13: 0814334946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock s British Films Book Review:

A reissued classic that examines the structure and themes of each of Hitchcock's British feature films.