A Hitchcock Reader / Edition 2
  • A Hitchcock Reader / Edition 2
  • A Hitchcock Reader / Edition 2

A Hitchcock Reader / Edition 2

by Marshall Deutelbaum
     
 

Alfred Hitchcock, the "Master of Suspense," has been internationally recognized as a technical and stylistic innovator in the history of cinema. A Hitchcock Reader grows out of the editors' desire as classroom teachers for a comprehensive and critical text in introductory or advanced courses devoted to the director's films. Yet the book should also satisfy

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Overview

Alfred Hitchcock, the "Master of Suspense," has been internationally recognized as a technical and stylistic innovator in the history of cinema. A Hitchcock Reader grows out of the editors' desire as classroom teachers for a comprehensive and critical text in introductory or advanced courses devoted to the director's films. Yet the book should also satisfy scholars by providing an updated anthology representing the rich variety of critical responses that Hitchcock's films have evoked over the years.

This new edition of A Hitchcock Reader aims to preserve what has been so satisfying and successful in the first edition. The new volume provides updated scholarship and new editorial introductions, including a general introduction to the volume, added visuals, and a new comprehensive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405155571
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/20/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
394
Sales rank:
420,303
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

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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