Autore: Francois Truffaut
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671604295
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One is ravished by the density of insights into cinematic questions....Truffaut performed a tour de force of tact in getting this ordinarily guarded man to open up as he had never done before (and never would again)....If the 1967 Hitchcock/Truffaut can now be seen as something of a classic, this revised version is even better. Phillip Lopate The New York Times Book Review

Hitchcock On Hitchcock

Autore: Alfred Hitchcock
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520212220
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Reputations come and go, but Alfred Hitchcock's has remained solidly in place in the pantheon of masters of the cinema. What is less known is that he wrote about the cinema during the course of his life, and his writings are presented here.

Alfred Hitchcock

Autore: Gene Adair
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195119673
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Looks at Hitchcock's early life as well as his legendary career, which spanned five decades and produced some of the most famous and critically acclaimed movies made.

A Hitchcock Reader

Autore: Marshall Deutelbaum
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405155566
Grandezza: 43,93 MB
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This new edition of A Hitchcock Reader aims to preserve what has been so satisfying and successful in the first edition: a comprehensive anthology that may be used as a critical text in introductory or advanced film courses, while also satisfying Hitchcock scholars by representing the rich variety of critical responses to the director's films over the years. a total of 20 of Hitchcock?s films are discussed in depth - many others are considered in passing section introductions by the editors that contextualize the essays and the films they discuss well-researched bibliographic references, which will allow readers to broaden the scope of their study of Alfred Hitchcock

The Wrong House

Autore: Steven Jacobs
Editore: 010 Publishers
ISBN: 906450637X
Grandezza: 46,42 MB
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The Suspense Thriller

Autore: Charles Derry
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786462407
Grandezza: 17,82 MB
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Vista: 1969
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This book is a comprehensive study of one of the most popular genres in the cinema. From a perspective sympathetic to popular culture, this study analyzes a large number of primarily American and European films by a variety of distinguished directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Chabrol, John Frankenheimer, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Costa-Gavras. Indispensable to anyone interested in understanding how suspense thrillers work and what they mean, this book provides insightful analysis of hundreds of memorable films, while at the same time working as a virtual how-to manual for anyone trying to write a Hitchcock-like thriller. The first section of the book is primarily theoretical. It offers a bibliographical survey and then explains why we so profoundly enjoy these suspenseful films of murder and intrigue. A chapter on "Thrills: or, How Objects and Empty Spaces Compete to Threaten Us" explores the psychological concept of the thrill and relates it to the psyche of the spectator. To what extent does the suspense thriller represent a symbolic and vicarious experience of danger? A chapter on "Suspense That Makes the Spectator Take a Breath" explores the crucial narrative concept of suspense and relates it to the psychological mechanisms of anxiety incited in the spectator. Why do we like to be scared? A final theoretical chapter offers a dynamic definition of the suspense thriller derived in part from Edgar Allan Poe and based primarily on content analysis. The second section of the book is more of an historical survey and devotes one chapter to each of the suspense thriller's primary sub-genres. These chapters provide close readings of over 150 major films and detailed analysis of the suspense thriller's conventions, themes, and recurrent iconography. Sub-genres include The Postman Always Rings Twice, Body Heat, The Manchurian Candidate, The China Syndrome, Missing, The Passenger, Spellbound, Obsession, Marathon Man and Blue Velvet. A final chapter explores areas for further research and offers concluding insights.


Autore: Richard Allen
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415275262
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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

Autore: Sidney Gottlieb
Editore: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578065622
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Presents a collection of interviews with the British film director which span his five decade career.

Hitchcock S Music

Autore: Jack Sullivan
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300134665
Grandezza: 58,79 MB
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For half a century Alfred Hitchcock created films full of gripping and memorable music. Over his long career he presided over more musical styles than any director in history and ultimately changed how we think about film music. This book is the first to fully explore the essential role music played in the movies of Alfred Hitchcock. Based on extensive interviews with composers, writers, and actors, and research in rare archives, Jack Sullivan discusses how Hitchcock used music to influence the atmosphere, characterization, and even storylines of his films. Sullivan examines the director’s important relationships with various composers, especially Bernard Herrmann, and tells the stories behind the musical decisions. Covering the whole of the director’s career, from the early British works up to Family Plot, this engaging look at the work of Alfred Hitchcock offers new insight into his achievement and genius and changes the way we watch—and listen—to his movies.

The Films Of Alfred Hitchcock

Autore: David Sterritt
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521398145
Grandezza: 21,31 MB
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This survey of Hitchcock's long career pays special attention to varied influences on his work and includes in-depth thematic examinations of the following key films: Blackmail, Shadow of a Doubt, The Wrong Man, Vertigo, Psycho, and the Birds.