Hitchcock and Humor

Hitchcock and Humor


  • Author : Wes D. Gehring
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-04-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781476673561


Hitchcock and Humor Book Description :

Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery has been described as “a kind of Rear Window for retirees.” As this quote suggests, an analysis of Alfred Hitchcock’s methodical use of comedy in his films is past due. One of Turner Classic Movies’ on-screen scholars for their summer 2017 online Hitchcock class, the author grew tired of misleading throwaway references to the director’s “comic relief.” This book examines what should be obvious: Hitchcock systematically incorporated assorted types of comedy—black humor, parody, farce/screwball comedy and romantic comedy—in his films to entertain his audience with “comic” thrillers....

Hitchcock and Poe

Hitchcock and Poe


  • Author : Dennis R. Perry
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 0810848228


Hitchcock and Poe Book Description :

This study explores the aesthetic of Poe and Hitchcock in terms of a set of common obsessions, techniques, and genres. The structure of the study revolves around Eureka, Poe's explicit and allegorical treatise on the development of the universe. Each chapter explores the similarities and differences between Poe's and Hitchcock's treatment of such issues as doubles, the perverse, voyeurism, and romantic obsession. While Hitchcock's films consistently mirror plots, imagery, and relationships within Poe's tales, Perry also shows how Hitchcock's resistance to the traditional trappings of gothic tales sets his films apart from the works of Poe and gives them a unique touch....

Hitchcock

Hitchcock


  • Author : Richard Allen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-08-02
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781134477227


Hitchcock Book Description :

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. 'Poet...

The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia

The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia


  • Author : Stephen Whitty
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-06-09
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781442251601


The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia Book Description :

Several decades after his last motion picture was produced, Alfred Hitchcock is still regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the masters of cinema. From silents of the 1920s to his final feature in 1976, the director’s many films continue to entertain audiences and inspire filmmakers. In The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia, film critic Stephen Whitty provides a detailed overview of the director's work. This reference volume features in-depth critical entries on each of his major films as well as biographical essays on his most frequent collaborators and discussions of significant themes in his work. For this book, Whitty draws on primary-source materials such as interviews he conducted with associates of the director—including screenwriter Ja...

Hitchcock
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Hitchcock


  • Author : Francois Truffaut
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-12-04
  • Genre: Art
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781501143229


Hitchcock Book Description :

Iconic, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by film critic François Truffaut—providing insight into the cinematic method, the history of film, and one of the greatest directors of all time. In Hitchcock, film critic François Truffaut presents fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock about the whole of his vast directorial career, from his silent movies in Great Britain to his color films in Hollywood. The result is a portrait of one of the greatest directors the world has ever known, an all-round specialist who masterminded everything, from the screenplay and the photography to the editing and the soundtrack. Hitchcock discusses the inspiration behind his films and the art of creating fear and suspense, as well as giving striking...

Psycho in the Shower

Psycho in the Shower


  • Author : Philip J. Skerry
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781441151704


Psycho in the Shower Book Description :

"With this book, Philip Skerry makes an ambitious and largely successful effort to restore perspective to the debate that has swirled around Psycho since Hitchcock first ripped back the shower curtain of our expectations in 1960 and plunged his knife into the collective cinematic consciousness." - John Baxter, Film International Psycho in the Shower is a multi-dimensional study of Psycho's astonishing shower scene. Philip J. Skerry shows how it may be the most significant and influential film scene of all and substantiates this claim by providing chapters on the evolution of the scene in Hitchcock's career, with particular focus on his methods for creating suspense and terror in the audience. In tracing the evolution of the shower scene, the author d...

Hitchcock s Rear Window
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Hitchcock s Rear Window


  • Author : John Fawell
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 2004-11-22
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0809389703


Hitchcock s Rear Window Book Description :

In the process of providing the most extensive analysis of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window to date, John Fawell also dismantles many myths and clichés about Hitchcock, particularly in regard to his attitude toward women. Although Rear Window masquerades quite successfully as a piece of light entertainment, Fawell demonstrates just how complex the film really is. It is a film in which Hitchcock, the consummate virtuoso, was in full command of his technique. One of Hitchcock’s favorite films, Rear Window offered the ideal venue for the great director to fully use the tricks and ideas he acquired over his previous three decades of filmmaking. Yet technique alone did not make this classic film great; one of Hitchcock’s most personal films, Rear Win...

Hollywood  Formal aesthetic dimensions  authorship  genre and stardom

Hollywood Formal aesthetic dimensions authorship genre and stardom


  • Author : Thomas Schatz
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Motion picture industry
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  • ISBN 10 : 0415281334


Hollywood Formal aesthetic dimensions authorship genre and stardom Book Description :

'Hollywood' as a concept applies variously to a particular film style, a factory-based mode of film production, a cartel of powerful media institutions and a national (and increasingly global) 'way of seeing'. It is a complex social, cultural and industrial phenomenon and is arguably the single most important site of cultural production over the past century.This collection brings together journal articles, published essays, book chapters and excerpts which explore Hollywood as a social, economic, industrial, aesthetic and political force, and as a complex historical entity....

A Year of Hitchcock
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A Year of Hitchcock


  • Author : Jim McDevitt
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810863897


A Year of Hitchcock Book Description :

Alfred Hitchcock's career spanned more than five decades, during which he directed more than 50 films, many of them indisputable classics: Notorious, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho, among others. In A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense, authors Jim McDevitt and Eric San Juan provide a comprehensive examination of Hitchcock's film-to-film development, spanning from the beginning of his career in silents to his final film in 1976, including his work on two French propaganda shorts he directed during World War II and segments he directed for Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Organized into 52 chapters and arranged in chronological order, the book invites readers to spend a year with the director'...

Hitchcock s Rereleased Films
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Hitchcock s Rereleased Films


  • Author : Ann Cvetkovich
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 081432326X


Hitchcock s Rereleased Films Book Description :

Hitchcock's Rereleased Films contains new essays on five of Hitchcock's most important films, revealing their artistic and cultural achievement and their centrality to understanding our culture....