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Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho: A Casebook (Casebooks in Criticism)

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Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho: A Casebook collects some of the finest essays on this groundbreaking film--a film that is ideal for teaching the language of cinema and the ways in which strong filmmakers can break Hollywood conventions. Psycho is a film that can be used to present the structures of composition and cutting, narrative and genre building, and point of view. The film is also a highpoint of the horror genre and an instigator of all the slasher films to come in its wake. The essays in the casebook cover all of these elements and more. They also serve another purpose: presented chronologically, they represent the changes in the methodologies of film criticism, from the first journalist reviews and early auteurist approaches, through current psychoanalytic and gender criticism. Other selections include an analysis of Bernard Hermann's score and its close relationship to Hitchcock's visual construction; the famous Hitchcock interview by François Truffaut; and an essay by Robert Kolker that, through the use of stills taken directly from the film, closely reads its extraordinary cinematic structure. Contributors include Robert Kolker, Stephen Rebello, Bosley Crowther, Jean Douchet, Robin Wood, Raymond Durgnat, Royal S. Brown, George Toles, Robert Samuels, and Linda Williams.

Synopsis:

- Collects the finest essays to date on a film that is ideal for teaching the language of cinema

About the Author

Robert Kolker is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195169195
Other:
Kolker, Robert Phillip
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Other:
Kolker, Robert Phillip
Editor:
Kolker, Robert
Author:
null, Robert
Author:
Kolker, Robert
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film, Media,
Subject:
Performing Arts | Film Studies
Subject:
Film, Media, and Performing Arts | Film Studies
Subject:
Film, Media, & Performing Arts | Film Studies
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Series:
Casebooks in Criticism
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
87 illus. and 5 music examples
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
5.400 x 8.200 in 0.781 lb

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