When "Hitchcock's Films" was first published, it quickly became known as a new kind of book on film -- one that came to be considered a necessary text in the Hitchcock bibliography. When Robin Wood returned to his writings on Hitchcock's films and published "Hitchcock's Films Revisited" in 1989, the multi-dimensional essays took on a new shape -- one that was tempered by Wood's own development as a critic.
This new revised edition of "Hitchcock's Films Revisited" includes a substantial new preface in which Wood reveals his personal history as a film scholar -- including his coming out as a gay man, his views on his previous critical work, and how his writings, his love of film, and his personal life have remained deeply intertwined through the years. This revised edition includes all original eighteen essays and a new chapter on "Marnie" titled "Does Mark Cure Marnie? Or, 'You Freud, Me Hitchcock.'"
Preface to the Revised Edition Acknowledgments Introduction Book One: Hitchcock's Films 1. Introduction 2. Strangers on a Train 3. Rear Window 4. Vertigo 5. North by Northwest 6. Psycho 7. The Birds 8. Marnie 9. Torn Curtain (1969) 10. Retrospective (1977) Endnotes from Earlier Editions Book Two: Hitchcock's Films Revisited 11. Plot FOrmations 12. Symmetry, Closure, Disruption: The Ambiguity of Blackmail 13. Norms and Variations: The 39 Steps and Young and Innocent 14. Ideology, Genre, Auteur: Shadow of a Doubt 15. Star and Auteur: Hitchcock's Films with Bergman 16. The Murderous Gays: Hitchcock's Homophobia 17. The Men Who Knew Too Much (and the women who knew much better) 18. Male Desire, Male Anxiety: The Essential Hitchcock 19. You Freud, Me Hitchcock: Marnie Revisited Bibliography Index
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st June 2002
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised