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A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock. WBCF - Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Film Directors
John Wiley and Sons Ltd, April 2011, Pages: 624
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
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction (Thomas Leitch and Leland Poague).
Part I Background.
1. Hitchcock's Lives (Thomas Leitch).
2. Hitchcock's Literary Sources (Ken Mogg).
3. Hitchcock and Early Filmmakers (Charles Barr).
4. Hitchcock's Narrative Modernism: Ironies of Fictional Time (Thomas Hemmeter).
Part II Genre.
5. Hitchcock and Romance (Lesley Brill).
6. Family Plots: Hitchcock and Melodrama (Richard R. Ness).
7. Conceptual Suspense in Hitchcock's Films (Paula Marantz Cohen
Part III Collaboration.
8. "Tell Me the Story So Far": Hitchcock and His Writers (Leland Poague).
9. Suspicion: Collusion and Resistance in the Work of Hitchcock's Female Collaborators (Tania Modleski).
10. A Surface Collaboration: Hitchcock and Performance (Susan White).
Part IV Style.
11. Aesthetic Space in Hitchcock (Brigitte Peucker).
12. Hitchcock and Music (Jack Sullivan).
13. Some Hitchcockian Shots (Murray Pomerance).
Part V Development.
14. Hitchcock's Silent Cinema (Sidney Gottlieb).
15. Gaumont Hitchcock (Tom Ryall).
16. Hitchcock Discovers America: The Selznick-Era Films (Ina Rae Hark).
17. From Transatlantic to Warner Bros. (David Sterritt).
18. Hitchcock, Metteur-en-scène: 1954–60 (Joe McElhaney).
19. The Universal Hitchcock (William Rothman).
Part VI Auteurism.
20. French Hitchcock, 1945–55 (James M. Vest).
21. Lost in Translation? Listening to the Hitchcock–Truffaut Interview (Janet Bergstrom).
22. Robin Wood's Hitchcock (Harry Oldmeadow).
Part VII Ideology.
23. Accidental Heroes and Gifted Amateurs: Hitchcock and Ideology (Toby Miller with Noel King).
24. Hitchcock and Feminist Criticism: From Rebecca to Marnie (Florence Jacobowitz).
25. Queer Hitchcock (Alexander Doty).
Part VIII Ethics.
26. Hitchcock and Philosophy (Richard Gilmore).
27. Hitchcock's Ethics of Suspense: Psychoanalysis and the Devaluation of the Object (Todd McGowan).
28. Occasions of Sin: The Forgotten Cigarette Lighter and Other Moral Accidents in Hitchcock (George Toles).
Part IX Beyond Hitchcock.
29. Hitchcock and the Postmodern (Angelo Restivo).
30. Hitchcock's Legacy (Richard Allen).
"A great resource for students of Hitchcock's films, craft, thought, influences, and aesthetics. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-and upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, faculty." (Choice, 1 November 2011)