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Hitchcock : Past and Future - Richard Allen


Past and Future

By: Richard Allen (Editor), Sam Ishii-Gonzales (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780415275262
Number Of Pages: 304

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This new collection of writings on Alfred Hitchcock celebrates the remarkable depth and scope of his artistic achievement in film. It explores his works in relationship both to their social context and to the traditions of critical theory they continue to inspire. The collection draws on the best of current Hitchcock scholarship, featuring the work of both new and established scholars. It displays the full diversity of critical methods that have characterized the study of this director's films in recent years. The 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, and 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."

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"All the essays are provacative in some way, and attest to the fact that Hitchcock's films are an endless source of ingenious readings. To write about Hitchcock at all is ultimately to celberate him.--Paula Marantz Cohen."-Hitchcock Annual, 2003-2004

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Hitchcock Chronologyp. xiv
Authorship and Aestheticsp. 13
Hitchp. 15
Hitchcock and Humorp. 22
Doubles and Doubts in Hitchcockp. 37
The Object and the Facep. 64
Unknown Hitchcockp. 85
French Hitchcockp. 107
To Catch a Liarp. 109
Hitchcock the First Forty-Four Filmsp. 119
Hitchcock with Deleuzep. 128
Poetics and Politics of Identityp. 147
Music and Identityp. 149
The Silence of the Birdsp. 164
The Master, the Maniac, and Frenzyp. 179
Hitchcock's Irelandp. 193
Hitchcock and Hom(M)Osexualityp. 211
Death and Transfigurationp. 229
Death Drivesp. 231
Of "Farther Uses of the Dead to the Living"p. 243
Is There a Proper Way to Remake a Hitchcock Film?p. 257
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780415275262
ISBN-10: 0415275261
Series: Pats and Fut
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1

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