Hitchcock s America

Hitchcock s America


  • Author : Jonathan Freedman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-02-25
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 0195353315


Hitchcock s America Book Description :

Alfred Hitchcock's American films are not only among the most admired works in world cinema, they also offer some of our most acute responses to the changing shape of American society in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The authors of this anthology show how famous films such as Strangers on a Train, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Rear Window, along with more obscure ones such as Rope, The Wrong Man, and Family Plot, register the ideologies and insurgencies, the normative assumptions and the cultural alternatives, that shaped these tumultuous decades. They argue that, just as these films occupy a visual landscape defined by the grand monuments of American civic life--Mt. Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations--they are also marked by their pre...

Alfred Hitchcock s America

Alfred Hitchcock s America


  • Author : Murray Pomerance
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-04-12
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745665122


Alfred Hitchcock s America Book Description :

With a sharp eye for social detail and the pressures of class inequality, Alfred Hitchcock brought to the American scene a perspicacity and analytical shrewdness unparalleled in American cinema. Murray Pomerance works from a basis in cultural analysis and a detailed knowledge of Alfred Hitchcock's films and production techniques to explore how America of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s is revealed and critically commented upon in Hitchcock's work. Alfred Hitchcock's America is full of stunning details that bring new light to Hitchcock's method and works. The American "spirit of place," is seen here in light of the titanic American personality, American values in a consumer age, social class and American social form, and the characteristic American marria...

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....

Hitchcock

Hitchcock


  • Author : Richard Allen
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415275253


Hitchcock Book Description :

Alfred Hitchcock's films have had an impact on scholars of all critical persuasions to the extent that the study of his works is synonymous with the study of 20th century cinema itself. These essays reflect the length and breadth of this scholarship....

Alfred Hitchcock
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Alfred Hitchcock


  • Author : Alfred Hitchcock
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1578065623


Alfred Hitchcock Book Description :

Presents a collection of interviews with the British film director which span his five decade career....

An Eye for Hitchcock

An Eye for Hitchcock


  • Author : Murray Pomerance
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0813533953


An Eye for Hitchcock Book Description :

Film scholar Murray Pomerance presents a series of fascinating meditations on six films directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock, a master of the cinema. Two of the films are extraordinarily famous and have been seen--and misunderstood--countless times: North by Northwest and Vertigo. Two others, Marnie and Torn Curtain, have been mostly disregarded by viewers and critics or considered to be colossal mistakes, while two others, Spellbound and I Confess, have received almost no critical attention at all. In An Eye for Hitchcock, these movies are seen in a striking new way. Pomerance takes us deep into the structure of Hitchcock's vision and his screen architecture, revealing key elements that have never been written about before. Pomerance also clea...