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Hitchcock

Hitchcock
A Book

by Francois Truffaut

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2017-01-31
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0571333702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on the famous series of dialogues between Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock from the 1960s, the book moves chronologically through Hitchcock's films to discuss his career, techniques, and effects he achieved. It changed the way Hitchcock was perceived, as a popular director of suspense films - such as Psycho and The Birds - and revealed to moviegoers and critics, the depth of Hitchcock's perception and his mastery of the art form. As a result of the changed perceptions about Hitchcock, his masterpiece, Vertigo, hit the No 1 slot in Sight & Sound's recent poll of film-makers and critics, displacing Citizen Kane as the Best Film of all time.

Hitchcock's Music

Hitchcock's Music
A Book

by Jack Sullivan

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2006-12-01
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN : 0300134665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A wonderfully coherent, comprehensive, groundbreaking, and thoroughly engaging study” of how the director of Psycho and The Birds used music in his films (Sidney Gottlieb, editor of Hitchcock on Hitchcock). Alfred Hitchcock employed more musical styles and techniques than any film director in history, from Marlene Dietrich singing Cole Porter in Stage Fright to the revolutionary electronic soundtrack of The Birds. Many of his films—including Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho—are landmarks in the history of film music. Now author and musicologist Jack Sullivan presents the first in-depth study of the role music plays in Hitchcock’s films. Based on extensive interviews with composers, writers, and actors, as well as archival research, Sullivan discusses how Hitchcock used music to influence his cinematic atmospheres, characterizations, and even storylines. Sullivan examines the director’s relationships with various composers, especially Bernard Herrmann, and tells the stories behind some of their now-iconic musical choices. Covering the entire director’s career, from the early British works up to Family Plot, this engaging work will change the way we watch—and listen—to Hitchcock’s movies.

A Hitchcock Reader

A Hitchcock Reader
A Book

by Marshall Deutelbaum,Leland Poague

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2009-02-24
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : 1405155566
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
A Book

by Nicholas Haeffner

  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN : 9780582437388
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Haeffner is less interested in the concept of the Freudian subconscious or in the torment said to lurk deep inside Hitchcock. Instead, he examines the force that has been called Hitchcock's genius in the light of his social & economic situation, providing a novel reading of his cinematic work.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
Interviews

by Alfred Hitchcock

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9781578065622
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a collection of interviews with the British film director which span his five decade career.

Hitchcock

Hitchcock
The Making of a Reputation

by Robert E. Kapsis

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 9780226424897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the beginning of his career, Alfred Hitchcock wanted to be considered an artist. Although his thrillers were immensely popular, and Hitchcock himself courted reviewers, he was, for many years, regarded as no more than a master craftsman. By the 1960s, though, critics began calling him an artist of unique vision and gifts. What happened to make Hitchcock's reputation as a true innovator and singular talent? Through a close examination of Hitchcock's personal papers, scripts, production notes, publicity files, correspondence, and hundreds of British and American reviews, Robert Kapsis here traces Hitchcock's changing critical fortunes. Vertigo, for instance, was considered a flawed film when first released; today it is viewed by many as the signal achievement of a great director. According to Kapsis, this dramatic change occurred because the making of the Hitchcock legend was not solely dependent on the quality of his films. Rather, his elevation to artist was caused by a successful blending of self-promotion, sponsorship by prominent members of the film community, and, most important, changes in critical theory which for the first time allowed for the idea of director as auteur. Kapsis also examines the careers of several other filmmakers who, like Hitchcock, have managed to cross the line that separates craftsman from artist, and shows how Hitchcock's legacy and reputation shed light on the way contemporary reputations are made. In a chapter about Brian De Palma, the most reknowned thriller director since Hitchcock, Kapsis explores how Hitchcock's legacy has affected contemporary work in—and criticism of—the thriller genre. Filled with fascinating anecdotes and intriguing excerpts, and augmented by interviews with Hitchcock's associates, this thoroughly documented and engagingly written book will appeal to scholars and film enthusiasts alike. "Required reading for Hitchcock scholars...scrupulously researched, invaluable material for those who continue to ask: what made the master tick?"—Anthony Perkins

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
A Life in Darkness and Light

by Patrick McGilligan

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2010-10-19
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN : 0062028642
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock

A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock
A Book

by Thomas Leitch,Leland Poague

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2011-03-01
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN : 1444397311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

After Hitchcock

After Hitchcock
Influence, Imitation, and Intertextuality

by David Boyd,R. Barton Palmer

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2010-01-01
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780292783232
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alfred Hitchcock is arguably the most famous director to have ever made a film. Almost single-handedly he turned the suspense thriller into one of the most popular film genres of all time, while his Psycho updated the horror film and inspired two generations of directors to imitate and adapt this most Hitchcockian of movies. Yet while much scholarly and popular attention has focused on the director's oeuvre, until now there has been no extensive study of how Alfred Hitchcock's films and methods have affected and transformed the history of the film medium. In this book, thirteen original essays by leading film scholars reveal the richness and variety of Alfred Hitchcock's legacy as they trace his shaping influence on particular films, filmmakers, genres, and even on film criticism. Some essays concentrate on films that imitate Hitchcock in diverse ways, including the movies of Brian de Palma and thrillers such as True Lies, The Silence of the Lambs, and Dead Again. Other essays look at genres that have been influenced by Hitchcock's work, including the 1970s paranoid thriller, the Italian giallo film, and the post-Psycho horror film. The remaining essays investigate developments within film culture and academic film study, including the enthusiasm of French New Wave filmmakers for Hitchcock's work, his influence on the filmic representation of violence in the post-studio Hollywood era, and the ways in which his films have become central texts for film theorists.

Hitchcock's Motifs

Hitchcock's Motifs
A Book

by Michael Walker

  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN : 9053567739
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Nonetheless

Hitchcock Nonetheless
The Master's Touch in His Least Celebrated Films

by Marc Raymond Strauss

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2006-11-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0786428090
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alfred Hitchcock made many great films, but he also made many that critics and audiences largely dismissed. These least celebrated films, despite their admitted flaws and relative obscurity, offer much to reward the open-minded viewer. This critical study examines and reappraises fifteen such films generally overlooked by scholars and Hitchcock aficionados: Juno and the Paycock, The Skin Game, Waltzes from Vienna, Jamaica Inn, The Paradine Case, Under Capricorn, I Confess, Torn Curtain, Number Seventeen, Rich and Strange, Secret Agent, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Stage Fright, The Wrong Man, and Topaz. Each film is discussed and analyzed in detail, revealing the master's touch in many previously unheralded ways. Brief assessments of the films from popular review compendia introduce each one, and excerpted highlights of numerous works of scholarship are liberally sprinkled throughout the text. In addition, wonderful rare still photographs from each film are included. Readers will come away with a richer sense of the director's talents in these films, adding to their appreciation of his work in unexpected ways.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
A Book

by Peter Ackroyd

  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release : 2017-09-19
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780525434795
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Alfred Hitchock, the master of suspense. Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would plan great voyages, using railway timetables to plot an exact imaginary route across Europe. So how did this fearful figure become the one of the most respected film directors of the twentieth century? As an adult, Hitch rigorously controlled the press's portrait of him, drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring all others out. In this quick-witted portrait, Ackroyd reveals something more: a lugubriously jolly man fond of practical jokes, who smashes a once-used tea cup every morning to remind himself of the frailty of life. Iconic film stars make cameo appearances, just as Hitch did in his own films: Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, and James Stewart despair of his detached directing style and, perhaps most famously of all, Tippi Hedren endures cuts and bruises from a real-life fearsome flock of birds. Alfred Hitchcock wrests the director's chair back from the master of control and discovers what lurks just out of sight, in the corner of the shot.

Hitchcock at the Source

Hitchcock at the Source
The Auteur as Adapter

by R. Barton Palmer,David Boyd

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2011-09-01
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 1438437501
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Considers the ways in which Alfred Hitchcock adapted and transformed a variety of literary works—novels, plays, and short stories—into film.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
A Book

by José Luis Castro De Paz

  • Publisher : Catedra Ediciones
  • Release : 2012-02-06
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9788437629711
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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José Luis Castro profesor del Departamento de Arte de la Universidad de Vigo asegura que todavía queda mucho campo en el estudio de la obra de Alfred Hitchcock y su influencia en la evolución del lenguaje del cine desde su llegada a Hollywood en 1939 contratado por David O’Selznick. Pero para comprenderlo, explica Castro, hay que remontarse a la etapa británica del director quizá algo relegada en otros análisis , donde ya se encuentra el origen de algunas de sus constantes semánticas y estilísticas. Y no hay que perder de vista el momento histórico en el que se desarrolla su obra. Con estos dos puntos siempre presentes, el autor profundiza en el lenguaje de este maestro del cine, a la vez que lo sitúa en el contexto en el que se formó y evolucionó.

Hitchcockês Objects as Subjects

Hitchcockês Objects as Subjects
The Significance of Things on Screen

by Marc Raymond Strauss

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2015-12-08
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 0786443081
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alfred Hitchcock's imperative was to charge the screen with emotion. Subject matter and acting were, for him, subordinate to "all of the technical aspects that made the audience scream." Focusing on onscreen objects in Hitchcock's films, this study examines staircases, eyeglasses, lamps, doors, candles, cigarettes, buildings, monuments, statues and dozens of other props that the director treated as subjective protagonists, their roles nearly equal to the actors'. Examining each of the director's 52 extant films, this book provides a comprehensive exploration of Hitchcock's treatment of objects as subjects.

Hitchcock

Hitchcock
Past and Future

by Richard Allen,Sam Ishii-Gonzales

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2004-08-02
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1134477228
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

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
A Book

by Edward White

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2021-04-13
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1324002409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Art of Alfred Hitchcock

The Art of Alfred Hitchcock
Fifty Years of His Motion Pictures

by Donald Spoto

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2010-08-18
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0307567141
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This definitive illustrated survey of all of Alfred Hitchcock's films is a book no movie buff or Hitchcock fan can afford to be without. The monumental scope of Alfred Hitchcock's work remains unsurpassed by any other movie director, past or present. So many of his movies have achieved classic status that even a partial list—Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo, Spellbound—brings a flood of memories. In this essential text, reissued on the occasion of Hitchcock's centennial, internationally renowned Hitchcock authority Donald Spoto describes and analyzes every movie made by this master filmmaker. Illustrated throughout with shots from each film, The Art of Alfred Hitchcock also includes a storyboard section, a complete filmography, and “A Hitchcock Album” (sixteen pages of photos) as an added celebration of his life.

Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?

Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?
A Book

by Pam Pollack,Meg Belviso,Who HQ

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0448482371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Profiles the life and accomplishments of the British filmmaker known for his distinctive style of directing and his films that featured suspenseful and surprising plots.

Alfred Hitchcock: The Master of Suspense

Alfred Hitchcock: The Master of Suspense
A Pop-up Book

by Kees Moerbeek

  • Publisher : Little Simon
  • Release : 2006-10-17
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : 9780689875953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stunning paper-engineering brings to life (in 3-D!) seven vignettes from some of Alfred Hitchcock's most influential films, including the shower scene from Psycho, flying crows from The Birds, and more.