December 3, 2020

Download Ebook Free Hitchcock

Hitchcock

Hitchcock
Author : Francois Truffaut
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2015-12-04
Category : Art
Total pages :368
GET BOOK

Iconic, groundbreaking interviews of Alfred Hitchcock by film critic François Truffaut—providing insight into the cinematic method, the history of film, and one of the greatest directors of all time. In Hitchcock, film critic François Truffaut presents fifty hours of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock about the whole of his vast directorial career, from his silent movies in Great Britain to his color films in Hollywood. The result is a portrait of one of the greatest directors the world has ever known, an all-round specialist who masterminded everything, from the screenplay and the photography to the editing and the soundtrack. Hitchcock discusses the inspiration behind his films and the art of creating fear and suspense, as well as giving strikingly honest assessments of his achievements and failures, his doubts and hopes. This peek into the brain of one of cinema’s greats is a must-read for all film aficionados.

Hitchcock

Hitchcock
Author : Richard Allen,S. Ishii-Gonzalès
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 2004
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :284
GET BOOK

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.

Hitchcock

Hitchcock
Author : Robert E. Kapsis
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 1992
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :313
GET BOOK

From the beginning of his career, Alfred Hitchcock wanted to be considered an artist. Although his thrillers were immensely popular, and Hitchcock himself courted reviewers, he was, for many years, regarded as no more than a master craftsman. By the 1960s, though, critics began calling him an artist of unique vision and gifts. What happened to make Hitchcock's reputation as a true innovator and singular talent? Through a close examination of Hitchcock's personal papers, scripts, production notes, publicity files, correspondence, and hundreds of British and American reviews, Robert Kapsis here traces Hitchcock's changing critical fortunes. Vertigo, for instance, was considered a flawed film when first released; today it is viewed by many as the signal achievement of a great director. According to Kapsis, this dramatic change occurred because the making of the Hitchcock legend was not solely dependent on the quality of his films. Rather, his elevation to artist was caused by a successful blending of self-promotion, sponsorship by prominent members of the film community, and, most important, changes in critical theory which for the first time allowed for the idea of director as auteur. Kapsis also examines the careers of several other filmmakers who, like Hitchcock, have managed to cross the line that separates craftsman from artist, and shows how Hitchcock's legacy and reputation shed light on the way contemporary reputations are made. In a chapter about Brian De Palma, the most reknowned thriller director since Hitchcock, Kapsis explores how Hitchcock's legacy has affected contemporary work in—and criticism of—the thriller genre. Filled with fascinating anecdotes and intriguing excerpts, and augmented by interviews with Hitchcock's associates, this thoroughly documented and engagingly written book will appeal to scholars and film enthusiasts alike. "Required reading for Hitchcock scholars...scrupulously researched, invaluable material for those who continue to ask: what made the master tick?"—Anthony Perkins

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
Author : Paul Duncan
Publisher : Oldcastle Books
Release Date : 2011-10-19
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :160
GET BOOK

Who was Hitchcock? A fat man who played practical jokes on people? A control freak who humiliated others to make himself look better? A little boy afraid of the dark? One of the greatest storytellers of the century? He was all of these and more - twenty years after his death, he is still a household name; most people in the Western world have seen his film, and he popularised the action movie format we see every week on the cinema screen.

A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock

A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock
Author : Thomas Leitch,Leland Poague
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2011-03-01
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :624
GET BOOK

The most comprehensive volume ever published on Alfred Hitchcock, covering his career and legacy as well as the broader cultural and intellectual contexts of his work. Contains thirty chapters by the leading Hitchcock scholars Covers his long career, from his earliest contributions to other directors’ silent films to his last uncompleted last film Details the enduring legacy he left to filmmakers and audiences alike

An Eye for Hitchcock

An Eye for Hitchcock
Author : Murray Pomerance
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release Date : 2004
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :306
GET BOOK

Film scholar Murray Pomerance presents a series of fascinating meditations on six films directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock, a master of the cinema. Two of the films are extraordinarily famous and have been seen--and misunderstood--countless times: North by Northwest and Vertigo. Two others, Marnie and Torn Curtain, have been mostly disregarded by viewers and critics or considered to be colossal mistakes, while two others, Spellbound and I Confess, have received almost no critical attention at all. In An Eye for Hitchcock, these movies are seen in a striking new way. Pomerance takes us deep into the structure of Hitchcock's vision and his screen architecture, revealing key elements that have never been written about before. Pomerance also clearly reveals the link between Hitchcock's work and a wide range of thinkers and artists in other fields, thereby offering viewers of Hitchcock's films the rare opportunity to see them in an entirely new light.

Hitchcock's Films Revisited

Hitchcock's Films Revisited
Author : Robin Wood
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release Date : 2002
Category : History
Total pages :413
GET BOOK

When Hitchcock's Films was first published, it quickly became known as a new kind of book on film and as a necessary text in the growing body of Hitchcock criticism. This revised edition of Hitchcock's Films Revisited includes a substantial new preface in which Wood reveals his personal history as a critic -- including his coming out as a gay man, his views on his previous critical work, and how his writings, his love of film, and his personal life and have remained deeply intertwined through the years. This revised edition also includes a new chapter on Marnie.

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
Author : Gene D. Phillips
Publisher : Boston : Twayne Publishers
Release Date : 1984
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :211
GET BOOK

Focuses on the career and achievements of the director who envisioned a new kind of thriller.

Hitchcock

Hitchcock
Author : Susan Smith
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2019-07-25
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :224
GET BOOK

Susan Smith's treatment of the works of the most subtle of all film-makers analyses the key elements of suspense, humour and tone across the whole of the director's career. Arguing that all three are central to our viewing experience, the book demonstrates how Hitchcock's masterly integration of those elements is the key to his success as a film-maker. Examining in detail such films as Sabotage, Notorious, Rear Window, Psycho, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope and The Birds, amongst many others, the book discusses the idea of the director as saboteur and the importance of 'the avoidance of cliché' in Hitchcock's narrative.

A Hitchcock Reader

A Hitchcock Reader
Author : Marshall Deutelbaum,Leland Poague
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2009-02-24
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :394
GET BOOK

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

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock
Author : Paula Marantz Cohen
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release Date : 2015-01-13
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :208
GET BOOK

This provocative study traces Alfred Hitchcock's long directorial career from Victorianism to postmodernism. Paula Cohen considers a sampling of Hitchcock's best films -- Shadow of a Doubt, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho -- as well as some of his more uneven ones -- Rope, The Wrong Man, Topaz -- and makes connections between his evolution as a filmmaker and trends in the larger society. Drawing on a number of methodologies including feminism, psychoanalysis, and family systems, the author provides an insightful look at the paradox of a Victorian-style gentleman who evolved into one of the leading masters of the modern medium of film. Cohen sees Hitchcock's films as developing, in part, as a masculine response to the domestic, psychological novels that had appealed primarily to women during the Victorian era. His career, she argues, can be seen as an attempt to balance "the two faces of Victorianism": the masculine legacy of law and hierarchy and the feminine legacy of feeling and imagination. Also central to her thesis is the Victorian model of the nuclear family and its permutations, especially the father-daughter dyad. She postulates a fundamental dynamic in Hitchcock's films, what she calls a "daughter's effect," and relates it to the social role of the family as an institution and to Hitchcock's own relationship with his daughter, Patricia, who appeared in three of his films. Cohen argues that Hitchcock's films reflect his Victorian legacy and serve as a map for ideological trends. She charts his development from his British period through his classic Hollywood years into his later phase, tracing a conceptual evolution that corresponds to an evolution in cultural identity -- one that builds on a Victorian inheritance and ultimately discards it.

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
Author : Robert Phillip Kolker
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date : 2004
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :261
GET BOOK

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.

Hitchcock on Hitchcock, Volume 1

Hitchcock on Hitchcock, Volume 1
Author : Alfred Hitchcock
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 2014-12-19
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :364
GET BOOK

A selection of Hitchcock's writings and interviews, arranged in several thematic groupings."

Framing Hitchcock

Framing Hitchcock
Author : Christopher Brookhouse,Richard Allen,John A. Bertolini,Sabrina Barton,Christopher Morris,Lesley Brill,Joseph Garncarz,Joan Hawkins,Frank M. Meola,Charles L. P. Silet,Thomas Hemmeter,David Sterritt,Thomas Leitch,Leland Poague,James Naremore,James M. Vest,Sarah Street
Publisher : Wayne State University Press
Release Date : 2002
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :418
GET BOOK

An engaging look at Alfred Hitchcock's work from all angles, culled from an authoritative source of Hitchcock film commentary.

Hitchcock on Hitchcock, Volume 2

Hitchcock on Hitchcock, Volume 2
Author : Alfred Hitchcock
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 2014-12-10
Category : Performing Arts
Total pages :288
GET BOOK

This second volume of Alfred Hitchcock’s reflections on his life and work and the art of cinema contains material long out of print, not easily accessible, and in some cases forgotten or unknown. Edited by Sidney Gottlieb, this new collection of interviews, articles with the great director's byline, and "as-told-to" pieces provides an enlivening perspective on a career that spanned seven decades and transformed the history of cinema. In writings and interviews imbued with the same exuberance and originality that he brought to his films, Hitchcock ranges from accounts of his own life and experiences to provocative comments on filmmaking techniques and cinema in general. Wry, thoughtful, witty, and humorous—as well as brilliantly informative and insightful—this volume contains much valuable material that adds to our understanding and appreciation of a titan who decades after his death remains one of the most renowned and influential of all filmmakers. François Truffaut once said that Hitchcock "had given more thought to the potential of his art than any of his colleagues." This profound contemplation of his art is superbly captured in the pieces from all periods of Hitchcock’s career gathered in this volume, which reveal fascinating details about how he envisioned and attempted to create a "pure cinema" that was entertaining, commercially successful, and artistically ambitious and innovative in an environment that did not always support this lofty goal.