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A Hitchcock Reader. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 2251857
  • Book
  • February 2009
  • 424 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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
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Preface to the Second Edition viii

Preface to the First Edition xi

A Brief Chronology xiii

Notes on Contributors xv

Acknowledgments xx

Introduction xxiii

Part one: Taking Hitchcock Seriously 1

1. Hitch and His Public 17
Jean Douchet

2. Hitchcock’s Imagery and Art 25
Maurice Yacowar

3. Retrospective 35
Robin Wood

4. Hitch as Matrix-Figure: Hitchcock and Twentieth-Century Cinema 47
John Orr

Part two: Hitchcock in Britain 69

5. Hitchcock’s The Lodger 75
Lesley W. Brill

6. Criticism and/as History: Rereading Blackmail 85
Leland Poague

7. Alfred Hitchcock’s Murder!: Theater, Authorship, and the Presence of the Camera 96
William Rothman

8. Consolidation of a Classical Style: The Man Who Knew Too Much 107
Elisabeth Weis

9. Through a Woman’s Eyes: Sexuality and Memory in The 39 Steps 114
Charles l. P. Silet

10. Rematerializing the Vanishing “Lady”: Feminism, Hitchcock, and Interpretation 126
Patrice Petro

Part three: Hitchcock in Hollywood 137

11. All in the Family: Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt 145
James McLaughlin

12. The Moral Universe of Hitchcock’s Spellbound 156
Thomas Hyde

13. Notorious: Perversion par Excellence 164
Richard Abel

14. Strangers on a Train 172
Robin Wood

Part four: The Later Films 183

15. Hitchcock’s Rear Window: Reflexivity and the Critique of Voyeurism 199
Robert Stam and Roberta Pearson

16. Finding the Right Man in The Wrong Man 212
Marshall Deutelbaum

17. Male Desire, Male Anxiety: The Essential Hitchcock 223
Robin Wood

18. A Closer Look at Scopophilia: Mulvey, Hitchcock, and Vertigo 234
Marian E. Keane

19. North by Northwest 250
Stanley Cavell

20. “Oh, I See.…”: The Birds and the Culmination of Hitchcock’s Hyper-Romantic Vision 264
John P. Mccombe

21. Mark’s Marnie 280
Michele Piso

22. The Queer Voice in Marnie 295
Lucretia Knapp

23. Rituals of Defilement: Frenzy 312
Tania Modleski

Part five: Hitchcock and Film Theory: A Psycho Dossier 327

24. Psychosis, Neurosis, Perversion 341
Raymond Bellour

25. Psycho’s Allegory of Seeing 361
Christopher D. Morris

26. On Being Norman: Performance and Inner Life in Hitchcock’s Psycho 368
Deborah Thomas

Index 377

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Marshall Deutelbaum
Leland Poague
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