Films of Alfred Hitchcock by David Sterritt
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Films of Alfred Hitchcock
By David Sterritt

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock

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Films of Alfred Hitchcock by David Sterritt

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The introduction gives an overview of Hitchcock's long career, with special attention to the varied influences on his work; themes that run through many of his films, from the 'transference of guilt', to the connection between knowledge and danger; the overlooked importance of his presence within his films, including his famous cameo appearances and characters who represent him within the story; his fascination with performance and the ambiguities of illusion and reality; the question of viewing him and his work through the auteur theory; and other issues. Also discussed is the relationship between Hitchcock as a serious, even tormented artist and Hitchcock as a magician with a weakness for cinematic practical jokes. Six chapters then provide in-depth examinations of key films: Blackmail, his first talkie; Shadow of a Doubt, one of his personal favourites; The Wrong Man, which questions the nature of guilt and innocence; Vertigo, arguably his most profound work; Psycho, his most savage look at the nature of evil; and The Birds, his last masterpiece and one of his most widely misunderstood works.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521398145
ISBN-10: 0521398142
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Feb-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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