Author: Francois Truffaut
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-12-04
ISBN 10: 1501143220
ISBN 13: 9781501143229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock Book Review:

Iconic, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by film critic François Truffaut—providing insight into the cinematic method, the history of film, and one of the greatest directors of all time. In Hitchcock, film critic François Truffaut presents fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock about the whole of his vast directorial career, from his silent movies in Great Britain to his color films in Hollywood. The result is a portrait of one of the greatest directors the world has ever known, an all-round specialist who masterminded everything, from the screenplay and the photography to the editing and the soundtrack. Hitchcock discusses the inspiration behind his films and the art of creating fear and suspense, as well as giving strikingly honest assessments of his achievements and failures, his doubts and hopes. This peek into the brain of one of cinema’s greats is a must-read for all film aficionados.

The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense

The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock  An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense
Author: Edward White
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN 10: 1324002409
ISBN 13: 9781324002406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense Book Review:

Winner of the 2022 Edgar Award for Best Biography An Economist Best Book of 2021 A fresh, innovative biography of the twentieth century’s most iconic filmmaker. In The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock, Edward White explores the Hitchcock phenomenon—what defines it, how it was invented, what it reveals about the man at its core, and how its legacy continues to shape our cultural world. The book’s twelve chapters illuminate different aspects of Hitchcock’s life and work: “The Boy Who Couldn’t Grow Up”; “The Murderer”; “The Auteur”; “The Womanizer”; “The Fat Man”; “The Dandy”; “The Family Man”; “The Voyeur”; “The Entertainer”; “The Pioneer”; “The Londoner”; “The Man of God.” Each of these angles reveals something fundamental about the man he was and the mythological creature he has become, presenting not just the life Hitchcock lived but also the various versions of himself that he projected, and those projected on his behalf. From Hitchcock’s early work in England to his most celebrated films, White astutely analyzes Hitchcock’s oeuvre and provides new interpretations. He also delves into Hitchcock’s ideas about gender; his complicated relationships with “his women”—not only Grace Kelly and Tippi Hedren but also his female audiences—as well as leading men such as Cary Grant, and writes movingly of Hitchcock’s devotion to his wife and lifelong companion, Alma, who made vital contributions to numerous classic Hitchcock films, and burnished his mythology. And White is trenchant in his assessment of the Hitchcock persona, so carefully created that Hitchcock became not only a figurehead for his own industry but nothing less than a cultural icon. Ultimately, White’s portrayal illuminates a vital truth: Hitchcock was more than a Hollywood titan; he was the definitive modern artist, and his significance reaches far beyond the confines of cinema.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
Author: Patrick McGilligan
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2010-10-19
ISBN 10: 0062028642
ISBN 13: 9780062028648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alfred Hitchcock Book Review:

Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light is the definitive biography of the Master of Suspense and the most widely recognized film director of all time. In a career that spanned six decades and produced more than 60 films – including The 39 Steps, Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds – Alfred Hitchcock set new standards for cinematic invention and storytelling. Acclaimed biographer Patrick McGilligan re-examines his life and extraordinary work, challenging perceptions of Hitchcock as the “macabre Englishman” and sexual obsessive, and reveals instead the ingenious craftsman, trickster, provocateur, and romantic. With insights into his relationships with Hollywood legends – such as Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ingrid Bergman, and Grace Kelly – as well as his 54-year marriage to Alma Reville and his inspirations in the thriller genre, the book is full of the same dark humor, cliffhanger suspense, and revelations that are synonymous with one of the most famous and misunderstood figures in cinema.

Hitchcock s British Films

Hitchcock s British Films
Author: Maurice Yacowar
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 284
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.

Hitchcock s Cryptonymies

Hitchcock s Cryptonymies
Author: Tom Cohen
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 0816641714
ISBN 13: 9780816641710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock s Cryptonymies Book Review:

This second volume presents the director's work as a radical collage of images and absences, letters and numbers, citations and sounds that together mark Hitchcock as a knowing figure who was entirely aware of this - and cinema's place at the dawn of a global media culture, as well as the cinema's revolutionary impact on perception and memory.

Hitchcock s Ear

Hitchcock s Ear
Author: David Schroeder
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2012-03-22
ISBN 10: 1441182160
ISBN 13: 9781441182166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock s Ear Book Review:

The author focuses on the way that music has infiltrated Hitchcock’s thinking as a director, from his earliest silent films to his last works.

Hitchcock s Motifs

Hitchcock s Motifs
Author: Michael Walker
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9053567739
ISBN 13: 9789053567739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock s Motifs Book Review:

Among the abundant Alfred Hitchcock literature, Hitchcock's Motifs has found a fresh angle. Starting from recurring objects, settings, character-types and events, Michael Walker tracks some forty motifs, themes and clusters across the whole of Hitchcock's oeuvre, including not only all his 52 extant feature films but also representative episodes from his TV series. Connections and deeper inflections that Hitchcock fans may have long sensed or suspected can now be seen for what they are: an intricately spun web of cross-references which gives this unique artist's work the depth, consistency and resonance that justifies Hitchcock's place as probably the best know film director ever. The title, the first book-length study of the subject, can be used as a mini-encyclopaedia of Hitchcock's motifs, but the individual entries also give full attention to the wider social contexts, hidden sources and the sometimes unconscious meanings present in the work and solidly linking it to its time and place.

Hitchcock s Moral Gaze

Hitchcock s Moral Gaze
Author: R. Barton Palmer,Homer B. Pettey,Steven M. Sanders
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2017-01-30
ISBN 10: 1438463863
ISBN 13: 9781438463865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock s Moral Gaze Book Review:

Offers new and compelling perspectives on the deeply moral nature of Hitchcock’s films. In his essays and interviews, Alfred Hitchcock was guarded about substantive matters of morality, preferring instead to focus on discussions of technique. That has not, however, discouraged scholars and critics from trying to work out what his films imply about such moral matters as honesty, fidelity, jealousy, courage, love, and loyalty. Through discussions and analyses of such films as Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Frenzy, the contributors to this book strive to throw light on the way Hitchcock depicts a moral—if not amoral or immoral—world. Drawing on perspectives from film studies, philosophy, literature, and other disciplines, they offer new and compelling interpretations of the filmmaker’s moral gaze and the inflection point it provides for modern cinema. R. Barton Palmer is Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University. His previous books include Invented Lives, Imagined Communities: The Biopic and American National Identity (coedited with William H. Epstein) and Hitchcock at the Source: The Auteur as Adaptor (coedited with David Boyd), both also published by SUNY Press. Homer B. Pettey is Professor of Film and Literature at the University of Arizona. His previous books include Film Noir and International Noir, both coedited with R. Barton Palmer. Steven M. Sanders is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University. He is the author or editor of many books, including The Philosophy of Michael Mann (coedited with Aeon J. Skoble and R. Barton Palmer) and The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh (coedited with R. Barton Palmer).

Hitchcock s People Places and Things

Hitchcock s People  Places  and Things
Author: John Bruns
Publsiher: Northwestern University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-05-15
ISBN 10: 0810139979
ISBN 13: 9780810139978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock s People Places and Things Book Review:

Hitchcock’s People, Places, and Things argues that Alfred Hitchcock was as much a filmmaker of things and places as he was of people. Drawing on the thought of Bruno Latour, John Bruns traces the complex relations of human and nonhuman agents in Hitchcock’s films with the aim of mapping the Hitchcock landscape cognitively, affectively, and politically. Yet this book does not promise that such a map can or will cohere, for Hitchcock was just as adept at misdirection as he was at direction. Bearing this in mind and true to the Hitchcock spirit, Hitchcock’s People, Places, and Things anticipates that people will stumble into the wrong places at the wrong time, places will be made uncanny by things, and things exchanged between people will act as (not-so) secret agents that make up the perilous landscape of Hitchcock’s work. This book offers new readings of well-known Hitchcock films, including The Lodger, Shadow of a Doubt, Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie, as well as insights into lesser-discussed films such as I Confess and Family Plot. Additional close readings of the original theatrical trailer for Psycho and a Hitchcock-directed episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents expand the Hitchcock landscape beyond conventional critical borders. In tracing the network of relations in Hitchcock’s work, Bruns brings new Hitchcockian tropes to light. For students, scholars, and serious fans, the author promises a thrilling critical navigation of the Hitchcock landscape, with frequent “mental shake-ups” that Hitchcock promised his audience.

The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock s Vertigo

The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock s Vertigo
Author: Douglas A. Cunningham
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2011-12-15
ISBN 10: 0810881233
ISBN 13: 9780810881235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock s Vertigo Book Review:

In Sight and Sound magazine's 2012 poll of the greatest films of all time, Vertigo placed at the top of the list, supplanting Citizen Kane. A favorite among critics, it also made the American Film Institute's 100 Years, 100 Movies where it ranked in the top 10. Often regarded as Hitchcock's most personal work, the film explores such themes as obsession, exploitation, and voyeurism. In The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo: Place, Pilgrimage, and Commemoration, Douglas A. Cunningham has assembled provocative essays that examine the uniquely integrated relationship that the 1958 film enjoys with the histories and cultural imaginations of California and, more specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area. Contributors to this collection ponder a number of topics such as the ways in which Vertigo resurrects the narratives of San Francisco's violent past; how sightseeing informs the act of watching the film; the significance that landmarks in the film hold in our collective cultural memory; and the variety of ways in which Vertigo enthusiasts commemorate the film. The essays also ask larger questions about the specificities of place and the role such specificities play in our comprehensive efforts to understand this layered and seminal film. Because of its interdisciplinary approach, The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo will have a broad appeal to scholars of film, anthropology, geography, ethnic studies, the history of California and the West, tourism, and, of course, anyone with an abiding interest in the work of Alfred Hitchcock.

Alfred Hitchcock s Vertigo and the Hermeneutic Spiral

Alfred Hitchcock s Vertigo and the Hermeneutic Spiral
Author: Robert J. Belton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN 10: 3319551884
ISBN 13: 9783319551883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alfred Hitchcock s Vertigo and the Hermeneutic Spiral Book Review:

This book offers a new approach to film studies by showing how our brains use our interpretations of various other films in order to understand Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Borrowing from behavioral psychology, cognitive science and philosophy, author Robert J. Belton seeks to explain differences of critical opinion as inevitable. The book begins by introducing the hermeneutic spiral, a cognitive processing model that categorizes responses to Vertigo’s meaning, ranging from wide consensus to wild speculations of critical “outliers.” Belton then provides an overview of the film, arguing that different interpreters literally see and attend to different things. The fourth chapter builds on this conclusion, arguing that because people see different things, one can force the production of new meanings by deliberately drawing attention to unusual comparisons. The latter chapters outline a number of such comparisons—including avant-garde films and the works of Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch—to shed new light on the meanings of Vertigo.

Hitchcock s Partner in Suspense

Hitchcock s Partner in Suspense
Author: Charles Bennett
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN 10: 0813144809
ISBN 13: 9780813144801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock s Partner in Suspense Book Review:

With a career that spanned from the silent era to the 1990s, British screenwriter Charles Bennett (1899--1995) lived an extraordinary life. His experiences as an actor, director, playwright, film and television writer, and novelist in both England and Hollywood left him with many amusing anecdotes, opinions about his craft, and impressions of the many famous people he knew. Among other things, Bennett was a decorated WWI hero, an eminent Shakespearean actor, and an Allied spy and propagandist during WWII, but he is best remembered for his commercially and critically acclaimed collaborations with directors Sir Alfred Hitchcock and Cecil B. DeMille. The fruitful partnership began after Hitchcock adapted Bennett's play Blackmail (1929) as the first British sound film. Their partnership produced six thrillers: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The 39 Steps (1935), Sabotage (1936), Secret Agent (1936), Young and Innocent (1937), and Foreign Correspondent (1940). In this witty and intriguing book, Bennett discusses how their collaboration created such famous motifs as the "wrong man accused" device and the MacGuffin. He also takes readers behind the scenes with the Master of Suspense, offering his thoughts on the director's work, sense of humor, and personal life. Featuring an introduction and additional biographical material from Bennett's son, editor John Charles Bennett, Hitchcock's Partner in Suspense is a richly detailed narrative of a remarkable yet often-overlooked figure in film history.

Miss Hitchcock s Wedding Dress

Miss Hitchcock s Wedding Dress
Author: Fanny Wheeler Hart
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 259
Release: 1876
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105213333029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miss Hitchcock s Wedding Dress Book Review:

The Life of Alfred Hitchcock

The Life of Alfred Hitchcock
Author: Donald Spoto
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 594
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X006041315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life of Alfred Hitchcock Book Review:

Leven en werk van de Engelse filmregisseur Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (1899-1980).

Hitchcock the Murderous Gaze

Hitchcock  the Murderous Gaze
Author: William Rothman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 456
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105005539445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock the Murderous Gaze Book Review:

Confronting murder in the newspaper, on screen, and in sensational trials, we often feel the killer is fundamentally incomprehensible and morally alien. But this was not always the popular response to murder. In Murder Most Foul, Karen Halttunen explores the changing view of murder from early New England sermons read at the public execution of murderers, through the nineteenth century, when secular and sensational accounts replaced the sacred treatment of the crime, to today's true crime literature and tabloid reports. The early narratives were shaped by a strong belief in original sin and spiritual redemption, by the idea that all murders were natural manifestations of the innate depravity of humankind. In a dramatic departure from that view, the Gothic imagination--with its central conventions of the fundamental horror and mystery of the crime--seized upon the murderer as a moral monster, separated from the normal majority by an impassable gulf. Halttunen shows how this perception helped shape the modern response to criminal transgression, mandating criminal incarceration, and informing a social-scientific model of criminal deviance. The Gothic expression of horror and inhumanity is the predominant response to radical evil today; it has provided a set of conventions surrounding tales of murder that appear to be natural and instinctive, when in fact they are rooted in the nineteenth century. Halttunen's penetrating insight into her extraordinary treasure trove of creepy popular crime literature reveals how our stories have failed to make sense of the killer and how that failure has constrained our understanding and treatment of criminality today.


Author: Richard Allen,Sam Ishii-Gonzales
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2004-08-02
ISBN 10: 1134477228
ISBN 13: 9781134477227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitchcock Book Review:

This new collection of writings on Alfred Hitchcock considers Hitchcock both in his time and as a continuing influence on filmmakers, films and film theory. The contributions, who include leading scholars such as Slavoj Zizek, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, and James Naremore, discuss canonical films such as Notorious and The Birds alongside lesser-known works including Juno and the Paycock and Frenzy. Articles are grouped into four thematic sections: 'Authorship and Aesthetics' examines Hitchcock as auteur and investigates central topics in Hitchcockian aesthetics. 'French Hitchcock' looks at Hitchcock's influence on filmmakers such as Chabrol, Truffaut and Rohmer, and how film critics such as Bazin and Deleuze have engaged with Hitchcock's work. 'Poetics and Politics of Identity' explores the representation of personal and political in Hitchcock's work. The final section, 'Death and Transfiguration' addresses the manner in which the spectacle and figuration of death haunts the narrative universe of Hitchcock's films, in particular his subversive masterpiece Psycho.

Hitchcock s Woodworking Buyers Directory

Hitchcock s Woodworking Buyers  Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000013895006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Alfred Hitchcock the Complete Films

Alfred Hitchcock  the Complete Films
Author: Paul Duncan
Publsiher: Taschen
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9783836566841
ISBN 13: 3836566842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alfred Hitchcock the Complete Films Book Review:

Meet the inventor of modern horror. This complete guide to the Hitchcock canon is a movie buff's dream: from his 1925 debut The Pleasure Garden to 1976's swan song Family Plot, we trace the filmmaker's entire life and career. With a detailed entry for each of Hitchcock's 53 movies, this book combines insightful texts, updated photography, and an illustrated list of all the master's cameos.

The American Shropshire Sheep Record

The American Shropshire Sheep Record
Author: Mortimer Levering
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1652
Release: 1912
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924089854164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Shropshire Sheep Record Book Review:

Includes constitution, rules and breeders of the Association.

Contributions from the United States National Herbarium

Contributions from the United States National Herbarium
Author: United States National Herbarium
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 780
Release: 1916
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PRNC:32101076137775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Book Review: