The Resource The films of Alfred Hitchcock, David Sterritt

The films of Alfred Hitchcock, David Sterritt

Label
The films of Alfred Hitchcock
Title
The films of Alfred Hitchcock
Statement of responsibility
David Sterritt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Alfred Hitchcock is one of the few filmmakers to combine a strong reputation for high-art filmmaking with great mass-audience popularity. This introduction to his oeuvre provides an overview of a long and prolific career. David Sterritt examines, among other issues, the varied influences on his work; the themes that run through many of his films; the overlooked importance of his presence within his films, including his famous cameo appearances and the characters who "represent" him within the story; his fascination with performance and the ambiguities of illusion and reality; and the question of viewing the filmmaker and his work through the auteur theory. 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
  • Sterritt then provides in-depth analysis of key Hitchcock films: Blackmail, his first talkie; Shadow of a Doubt, one of his personal favorites; 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 films
Dewey number
791.43/0233/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.H58
LC item number
S74 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Cambridge film classics
Label
The films of Alfred Hitchcock, David Sterritt
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes filmography
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 148] and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Blackmail -- 3. Shadow of a Doubt -- 4. The Wrong Man -- 5. Vertigo -- 6. Psycho -- 7. The Birds -- 8. Epilogue
Control code
000009152770
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 165 p.
Isbn
9780521398145
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92025768 //r97
Other physical details
ill.
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.b15884478
System control number
  • rmr5889611
  • (OCoLC)26212405

Library Locations

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