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The hanging figure : on suspense and the films of Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Christopher D Morris
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
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In a radical new interpretation of the works of Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Morris argues that suspense-the fundamental component of Hitchcock's cinema-is best understood through deconstruction of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Morris, Christopher D.
Hanging figure.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002
(DLC) 2001058948
Named Person: Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Hitchcock
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher D Morris
OCLC Number: 606842418
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 314 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Current theories of suspense --
2. Hitchcock on suspense --
3. The hanging figure in non-cinematic visual art --
4. The hanging figure in Hitchcock's films --
5. The lodger : deferred identity in the crucified figure --
6. Easy virtue : framing nothing --
7. The ring : the circularity of reading --
8. Spellbound : the suspense of black marks on white --
9. Notorious : thresholds in the glamourously dangerous charade --
10. Rope : suspense as the absent referent --
11. Vertigo : the futile search for something tenable --
12. North by northwest : groundless figuration --
13. Psycho : empty interiors --
14. The birds : signs of a world without cause or meaning --
15. Torn curtain : the hanging figure --
Afterword : figures of suspense.
Responsibility: Christopher D. Morris.
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'Morris's mastery of Hitchcock scholarship and contemporary deconstructionism alike make this one of those rare books on Hitchcock that will be welcomed by critics on both sides of the aisle. Even Read more...

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