The Cambridge Companion to Alfred Hitchcock

In this Companion, leading film scholars and critics of American culture and imagination trace Hitchcock's interplay with the Hollywood studio system, the Cold War, and new forms of sexuality, gender, and desire over his thirty-year ...

The Cambridge Companion to Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Jonathan Freedman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107107571

Page: 270

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In this Companion, leading film scholars and critics of American culture and imagination trace Hitchcock's interplay with the Hollywood studio system, the Cold War, and new forms of sexuality, gender, and desire over his thirty-year American career.

Classical Myth in Four Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Patrick McGilligan, Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (New York:
ReganBooks, 2003), 9. ... The Color Bleed in Hitchcock,” in The Cambridge
Companion to Alfred Hitchcock, edited by Jonathan Freedman (Cambridge
University ...

Classical Myth in Four Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Mark William Padilla

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 149852916X

Page: 336

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Classical Myth in Four Films of Alfred Hitchcock presents an original study of Alfred Hitchcock by considering how his classics-informed London upbringing marks some of his films. The Catholic and Irish-English Hitchcock (1899-1980) was born to a mercantile family and attended a Jesuit college preparatory, whose curriculum featured Latin and classical humanities. An important expression of Edwardian culture at-large was an appreciation for classical ideas, texts, images, and myth. Mark Padilla traces the ways that Hitchcock’s films convey mythical themes, patterns, and symbols, though they do not overtly reference them. Hitchcock was a modernist who used myth in unconscious ways as he sought to tell effective stories in the film medium. This book treats four representative films, each from a different decade of his early career. The first two movies were produced in London: The Farmer’s Wife (1928) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934); the second two in Hollywood: Rebecca (1940) and Strangers on a Train (1951). In close readings of these movies, Padilla discusses myths and literary texts such as the Judgment of Paris, The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, Aristophanes’s Frogs, Apuleius’s tale “Cupid and Psyche,” Homer’s Odyssey, and The Homeric Hymn to Hermes. Additionally, many Olympian deities and heroes have archetypal resonances in the films in question. Padilla also presents a new reading of Hitchcock’s circumstances as he entered film work in 1920 and theorizes why and how the films may be viewed as an expression of the classical tradition and of classical reception. This new and important contribution to the field of classical reception in the cinema will be of great value to classicists, film scholars, and general readers interested in these topics.

The Conradian

I would like to conclude by chasing a few random hares that the different essays
in this book , and the varied entries in the Oxford Companion , set running in my
mind . First , on Alfred Hitchcock . Gene Moore ' s essay in the Cambridge ...

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The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel Garc a M rquez

IZ Meanwhile, the later work, Crónica de una muerte anunciada (Chronicle ofa
Death Foretold [1981]), has been the subject of a comparative analysis with
Alfred Hitchcock's concept of suspense, in which Matías MontesHuidobro argues
that ...

The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel Garc  a M  rquez

Author: Philip Swanson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521867495

Page: 206

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Gabriel García Márquez is Latin America's most internationally famous and successful author, and a winner of the Nobel Prize. His oeuvre of great modern novels includes One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. His name has become closely associated with Magical Realism, a phenomenon that has been immensely influential in world literature. This Companion includes new and probing readings of all of García Márquez's works, by leading international specialists. His life in Colombia, the context of Latin American history and culture, key themes in his works and their critical reception are explored in detail. Written for students and readers of García Márquez, the Companion is accessible for non-Spanish speakers and features a chronology and a guide to further reading. This insightful and lively book will provide an invaluable framework for the further study and enjoyment of this major figure in world literature.

The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction

... Wilder on adapting James M. Cain's Double Indemnity into a film noir classic
that became a model for the genre , and including work on Alfred Hitchcock's
equally memorable adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train (
1951 ) .

The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction

Author: Martin Priestman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521008716

Page: 287

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This Companion covers British and American crime fiction from the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth. As well as discussing the 'detective' fiction of writers like Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, it considers other kinds of fiction where crime plays a substantial part, such as the thriller and spy fiction. It also includes chapters on the treatment of crime in the eighteenth-century literature, French and Victorian fiction, women and black detectives, crime on film and TV, police fiction and postmodernist uses of the detective form.

Quarterly of Film Radio and Television

Thrillers provides a comprehensive treatment of this genre , from silent serials to
stalker films , from Alfred Hitchcock to Quentin Tarantino , from The Great Train
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Choice

Cambridge , 2007 . 262p index ; ISBN 9780521842211 , $ 75 . ... 99 In tandem
with its companion , Twentieth - Century American Fiction ... Thompson does not
mention the original Godzilla , and she names Alfred Hitchcock only once . A
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Arion

... Amid Our Troubles : Irish Versions of Greek Tragedy , and The Cambridge
Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre ; and ... two essay collections ( Vintage
) , and a study of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds published by the British Film
Institute .

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The Best Books for Academic Libraries Language and literature

Religion PN1998.3.H58.S57 1993 Sloan , Jane , Alfred Hitchcock : a guide to
references and resources / Jane E. Sloan . ... Hitchcock / David Sterritt .
Cambridge ( England ) ; Cambridge University Press , 1993. vii , 165 p . ... H68
1999 Howard , James , Stanley Kubrick companion / James Howard . London :
B.T . Batsford ...

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ISBN: 9780722200131

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Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.

The Companion to British and Irish Cinema

... ( which includes daughters Vanessa * and Lynn and son Corin ) , educated at
Cambridge where he wrote film reviews ... an ambivalence about his success in
the cinema , insisting that he only ever took his debut lead role in Alfred
Hitchcock ...

The Companion to British and Irish Cinema

Author: British Film Institute Staff

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN:

Page: 204

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An A-Z format of British and Irish films

Literature Lover s Companion

... author who has also written for TV and film , including the screenplay for Alfred
Hitchcock's famous thriller The Birds . ... which have made her one of America's
most popular writers today McCaffrey was born in Cambridge , Massachusetts ...

Literature Lover s Companion

Author: Prentice-Hall, Inc

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Page: 704

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Contains biographies of over one thousand writers covering a three-thousand-year period worldwide, lists of their major works, and indexes to help link the authors by period.

Halliwell s Filmgoer s Companion

Hitchcock had made it as a silent , and remade it hurriedly , with primitive
dubbing for the Czech leading lady , Anny Ondra . ... of modern films , notably
those of Billy Wilder , John Huston and Alfred Hitchcock , and in the adventures of
James Bond . ... In Watermelon Man , on the other hand , Godfrey Cambridge
appeared in whiteface . blacks in films have only slowly attained equal status with
whites .

Halliwell s Filmgoer s Companion

Author: Leslie Halliwell

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AMC Classic Movie Companion

Film Museums and Archives SM American Movie Classics Classic Movie
Companion ... claimed never to have seen after his first screening In 1999 the film
world anticipates notable restorations of Alfred Hitchcock ' s Rear Window ( 1954
) from the ... 11106 ( 718 ) 784 - 4520 Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Harvard University 24 Quincy St . Cambridge , MA 02138 ( 617 ) 495 - 4700
National Museum ...

AMC Classic Movie Companion

Author: Robert Moses

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN:

Page: 622

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Presents descriptions of five thousand films considered classics by the television network "American Movie Classics"

BFI Film and Television Handbook 2003

ISBN 0752220047 The Cambridge companion to Tom Stoppard KELLY ,
Katherine E . Cambridge University Press , xvi . ... ISBN 1861054661 The Alfred
Hitchcock Presents companion GRAMS , Jr . , Martin and WIKSTROM , Patrik .

BFI Film and Television Handbook 2003

Author: Eddie Dyja

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9780851709543

Page: 448

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