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A Hitchcock Reader
     

A Hitchcock Reader

by Marshall Deutelbaum (Editor), Leland Poague (Editor)
 

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

Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This is a compilation of essays, most of which have been previously published, which the editors feel could be useful in a film course. Most examine a single film; a few cover general themes. Some of the essays appear to take Hitchcock interpretation to extreme limits. Others are more accessible, but they will be most valuable to those who have seen the films, preferably more than once. Much of this ground has been tilled before, notably in Raymond Durgnat's Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock (1974) and William Rothman's Hitchcock: the murderous gaze (LJ 6/1/82). Nevertheless, this sometimes provocative work is recommended for cinema collections. Roy Liebman, California State Univ. Lib., Los Angeles
From the Publisher

"The rewritten introductions to each section update scholarship on Hitchcock, engaging the reader in current debates among Hitchcock scholars and fans." (CHOICE, 2009)

"The detail is extraordinary and the insights remarkable and the director? He would have been flattered, but still retorted "Oh it's only a movie!" (M/C Reviews, May 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813808918
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/1986
Pages:
356

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"This richly intelligent book, even more indispensable in its new edition, illuminates every facet of Hitchcock's importance as artist, entertainer, and philosopher-poet. Essential for students and film buffs alike."
David Sterritt, Ph.D.Chairman, National Society of Film Critics; Professor Emeritus of Theater and Film, Long Island University

"A Hitchcock Reader is an admirably well-assembled entrée to the endless realm of Hitchcock criticism. Film teachers, students, and critics are well-served by this far-ranging collection of essays of lasting value, insightful introductions, and detailed bibliographies."
Sidney Gottlieb, Co-editor, Hitchcock Annual; Professor of Media Studies,Sacred Heart University

"With judicious additions and updated introductions, the seminal status of A Hitchcock Reader is established anew. Quite simply, the best anthology available on the master."
Richard Allen, Professor and Chair of Cinema Studies,Tisch School of the Arts,New York University

Meet the Author

Marshall Deutelbaum is Professor Emeritus of English at Purdue University, where he teaches courses in film history and theory.

Leland Poague is Professor of English at Iowa State University.

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