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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

Author Biography

Marshall Deutelbaum is Professor Emeritus of English at Purdue University, where he teaches courses in film history and theory.

Leland Poague is Professor of English at Iowa State University.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. viii
Preface to the First Editionp. xi
A Brief Chronologyp. xiii
Notes on Contributorsp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xx
Introductionp. xxiii
Taking Hitchcock Seriouslyp. 1
Hitch and His Publicp. 17
Hitchcock's Imagery and Artp. 25
Retrospectivep. 35
Hitch as Matrix-Figure: Hitchcock and Twentieth-Century Cinemap. 47
Hitchcock in Britainp. 69
Hitchcock's The Lodgerp. 75
Criticism and/as History: Rereading Blackmailp. 85
Alfred Hitchcock's Murder!: Theater, Authorship, and the Presence of the Camerap. 96
Consolidation of a Classical Style: The Man Who Knew Too Muchp. 107
Through a Woman's Eyes: Sexuality and Memory in The 39 Stepsp. 114
Rematerializing the Vanishing "Lady": Feminism, Hitchcock, and Interpretationp. 126
Hitchcock in Hollywoodp. 137
All in the Family: Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubtp. 145
The Moral Universe of Hitchcock's Spellboundp. 156
Notorious: Perversion par Excellencep. 164
Strangers on a Trainp. 172
The Later Filmsp. 183
Hitchcock's Rear Window: Reflexivity and the Critique of Voyeurismp. 199
Finding the Right Man in The Wrong Manp. 212
Male Desire, Male Anxiety: The Essential Hitchcockp. 223
A Closer Look at Scopophilia: Mulvey, Hitchcock, and Vertigop. 234
North by Northwestp. 250
"Oh, I See....": The Birds and the Culmination of Hitchcock's Hyper-Romantic Visionp. 264
Mark's Marniep. 280
The Queer Voice in Marniep. 295
Rituals of Defilement: Frenzyp. 312
Hitchcock and Film Theory: A Psycho Dossierp. 327
Psychosis, Neurosis, Perversionp. 341
Psycho's Allegory of Seeingp. 361
On Being Norman: Performance and Inner Life in Hitchcock's Psychop. 368
Indexp. 377
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