Hitchcock

Author: Francois Truffaut

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571333702

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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Based on the famous series of dialogues between Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock from the 1960s, the book moves chronologically through Hitchcock's films to discuss his career, techniques, and effects he achieved. It changed the way Hitchcock was perceived, as a popular director of suspense films - such as Psycho and The Birds - and revealed to moviegoers and critics, the depth of Hitchcock's perception and his mastery of the art form. As a result of the changed perceptions about Hitchcock, his masterpiece, Vertigo, hit the No 1 slot in Sight & Sound's recent poll of film-makers and critics, displacing Citizen Kane as the Best Film of all time.

Alfred Hitchcock

Interviews

Author: Sidney Gottlieb

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578065622

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

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Presents a collection of interviews with the British film director which span his five decade career.

Hitchcock

The Making of a Reputation

Author: Robert E. Kapsis

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226424897

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 313

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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

"Psycho" von Alfred Hitchcock. Wie beim Zuschauer durch filmische Mittel Angst, Schrecken und Schockerlebnisse erzeugt werden

Author: Andre Feldmann

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638135314

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 18

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: 1,3, Universität Siegen (Fachbereich 3), Veranstaltung: Einführung in die Medienwissenschaften, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Psycho, einer der berühmtesten filmischen Meisterwerke Alfred Hitchcocks, entstand 1960 in Amerika als sein letzter Paramount-Film mit Produktionskosten von nur 800.000 Dollar. Dieser Thriller wurde zu ,,Hitchcocks größtem Erfolg bei der Kritik und an der Kinokasse". Was diesen Film zu einem Klassiker hat werden lassen, war die Kunst, die Emotionen des Publikums zu manipulieren. Jede einzelne Einstellung und jeder Schnitt ist zuvor von Hitchcock wohlüberlegt worden, um, wie er in einem Interview erläutert hat, die Rezipienten seiner Filme mit ,,wohltätigen Schocks (zu) füttern".2 Die folgende Arbeit untersucht wie Hitchcock durch Montagetechnik, Musik, Beleuchtung, Einstellungsgröße und -länge den Zuschauer in seiner Gefühlswahrnehmung beeinflusst. Dabei soll herausgestellt werden, wie diese filmischen Mittel zu Angst oder Schockerlebnissen beim Betrachter des Thrillers führen. In einem ersten Kapitel werde ich in wenigen Sätzen den Inhalt von Psycho wiedergeben, um den eigentlichen Gegenstand der Analyse begreifbar zu machen. Anschließend erfolgt in einem zweiten Kapitel eine knappe Erläuterung von wesentlichen Begriffen wie ,,Suspense", einem Mittel zur Spannungserzeugung, und ,,schwarzer Fleck", die als typische Charakteristika der Filme Alfred Hitchcocks gelten. Mehrere Autoren, sei es von Fachliteratur, Zeitschriften oder Internetseiten, die sich mit seinen Werken eingehend befasst haben, geben ihm den Titel ,,Master of Suspense".3 Es kann hierbei nicht sehr tief auf die Begriffe Suspense und ,,Fleck" eingegangen werden, da dieses im Rahmen einer Hausarbeit nicht zu bearbeiten wäre.4 Im darauf folgenden Kapitel werden zwei Sequenzen aus Psycho analysiert und es soll hierbei die Wirkung der filmischen Mittel in bezug auf Angst, Schrecken und die daraus resultierende Steigerung bis hin zum Gefühlsschock beim Zuschauer näher untersucht werden. Schließlich ist es Absicht eines Thrillers durch die Verwendung von Spannungseffekten beim Zuschauer Emotionen des Bangens auszulösen.5 [...] _____ 1 Harris/Lasky, Alfred Hitchcock und seine Filme 24. 2 Ebd. 225. 3 Humphries, The Films of Alfred Hitchcock 33. 4 Eine detaillierte Analyse des Suspense nimmt Kerstin Droese in ihrem Werk Thrill und Suspense in den Filmen Alfred Hitchcocks vor (Coppengrave 1995:Coppi-Verlag) 5 ,,Thriller (Film)" aus Microsoft® Encarta® Enzyklopädie 2000.

Hitchcock

und die Geschichte von Psycho

Author: Stephen Rebello

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641102715

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Alle Hintergründe zu Hitchcocks großem Meisterwerk – ab 7. Februar 2013 im Kino 1960: Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho läuft erstmals in amerikanischen Kinos – und verändert die Filmlandschaft für immer. Doch genauso spannend wie der Film selbst ist seine Entstehungsgeschichte: Angefangen bei Robert Blochs Romanvorlage bis hin zu Hitchcocks bahnbrechenden Neuerungen hinsichtlich Erzählweise, Bildsprache, Ton, Schnitt und Vermarktung. Stephen Rebello lässt Schauspieler, Autoren und Crewmitglieder zu Wort kommen und liefert so einzigartige Einblicke in die Entstehungsgeschichte eines Meisterwerks.

Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Nicholas Haeffner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317874870

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 136

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Nicholas Haeffner provides a comprehensive introduction to Alfred Hitchcock's major British and Hollywood films and usefully navigates the reader through a wealth of critical commentaries. One of the acknowledged giants of film, Hitchcock's prolific half-century career spanned the silent and sound eras and resulted in 53 films of which Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958) and Psycho (1960) are now seen as classics within the suspense, melodrama and horror genres. In contrast to previous works, which have attempted to get inside Hitchcock's mind and psychoanalyse his films, this book takes a more materialist stance. As Haeffner makes clear, Hitchcock was simultaneously a professional film maker working as part of a team in the film factories of Hollywood, a media celebrity, and an aspiring artist gifted with considerable entrepreneurial flair for marketing himself and his films. The book makes a case for locating the director's remarkable body of work within traditions of highbrow, middlebrow and lowbrow culture, appealing to different audience constituencies in a calculated strategy. The book upholds the case for taking Hitchcock's work seriously and challenges his popular reputation as a misogynist through detailed analyses of his most controversial films.

A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Thomas Leitch,Leland Poague

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444397311

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 624

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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

Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho

Author: Stephen Rebello

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 145320122X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Now a major motion picture! The gripping behind-the-scenes look inside the classic suspense shocker—and the creative genius who revolutionized filmmaking. First released in June 1960, Psycho altered the landscape of horror films forever. But just as compelling as the movie itself is the story behind it, which has been adapted as a movie starring Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, Helen Mirren as his wife Alma Reville, and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh. Stephen Rebello brings to life the creation of one of Hollywood’s most iconic films, from the story of Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the character of Norman Bates, to Hitchcock’s groundbreaking achievements in cinematography, sound, editing, and promotion. Packed with captivating insights from the film’s stars, writers, and crewmembers, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho is a riveting and definitive history of a signature Hitchcock cinematic masterpiece.

Alfred Hitchcock und die Musik

eine Untersuchung zum Verhältnis von Film, Musik und Geschlecht

Author: Eva Rieger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Man-woman relationships in motion pictures

Page: 256

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A Hitchcock Reader

Author: Marshall Deutelbaum,Leland Poague

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405155566

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 394

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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

The Wrong House

The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Steven Jacobs

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 906450637X

Category: Architecture in motion pictures

Page: 342

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Hitchcock

Past and Future

Author: Richard Allen,S. Ishii-Gonzalès

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415275255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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This new collection of writings on Alfred Hitchcock considers Hitchcock both in his time and as a continuing influence on filmmakers, films and film theory. The contributions, who include leading scholars such as Slavoj Zizek, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, and James Naremore, discuss canonical films such as Notorious and The Birds alongside lesser-known works including Juno and the Paycock and Frenzy. Articles are grouped into four thematic sections: 'Authorship and Aesthetics' examines Hitchcock as auteur and investigates central topics in Hitchcockian aesthetics. 'French Hitchcock' looks at Hitchcock's influence on filmmakers such as Chabrol, Truffaut and Rohmer, and how film critics such as Bazin and Deleuze have engaged with Hitchcock's work. 'Poetics and Politics of Identity' explores the representation of personal and political in Hitchcock's work. The final section, 'Death and Transfiguration' addresses the manner in which the spectacle and figuration of death haunts the narrative universe of Hitchcock's films, in particular his subversive masterpiece Psycho.

Hitchcock and Twentieth-century Cinema

Author: John Orr

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764557

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

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It contends that Hitchcock can be seen as a matrix-figure who absorbed much of the first decades of cinema and in turn greatly influenced film noir, the French New Wave, and directors as innovative as David Lynch, Roman Polanski and Wong Kar-Wai, and whose legacy is still evident in the work of contemporary filmmakers all around the world."--Jacket.

Classical Myth in Four Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Mark William Padilla

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 149852916X

Category: Philosophy

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.

Hitchcock und die Filmmusik

Die Entwicklung und Verwendungsmöglichkeiten der Filmmusik anhand ausgewählter Werke des Regisseurs Alfred Hitchcock

Author: N.A

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640616839

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 35

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Note: 1,0, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Mit Alfred Hitchcocks fast 50-jähriger Tätigkeit als Filmemacher bilden seine Werke eine beinahe vollständige Übersicht über die Geschichte und die unterschiedlichen Verwendungs-möglichkeiten der Filmmusik. Von Stummfilmen, über frühe Tonfilme, bis hin zu computergenerierten Toneffekten, lässt sich anhand seiner Filme die Entwicklung der musikalischen Ebene des Films mit ihren verschiedenen Stadien der Technik und möglicher Bedeutungen beobachten. Der häufig unterschätze Einfluss der Filmmusik - des Tons im Generellen - findet bei dem Thriller-Regisseur Alfred Hitchcock seit Beginn des Tonfilms besondere Zuwendung. Diese zusätzliche Dimension der kinematographischen Ausdrucksweise integriert er von Anfang an als einflussreiches Element, experimentiert und perfektioniert in Zusammenarbeit mit verschiedenen Komponisten das Zusammenspiel von visueller und auditiver Ebene. Bereits in seinen frühen Werken lassen sich Doppeldeutigkeiten, Symbolismen und psychologische Feinheiten, durch den Einsatz von Musik ausmachen, deren Vertiefung und Ausarbeitung den Charakter und Erfolg der Hitchcock-Filme begründen. Nach einer kurzen, allgemein gehaltenen Darstellung zur Theorie und Entwicklung der Filmmusik sowie zu Alfred Hitchcocks Schaffensweise und seinem Verhältnis zur Musik, werden vier Filme des Regisseurs exemplarisch analysiert, welche die musikalische Komponente in unterschiedlicher und teilweise sehr extremer Art und Weise anwenden. Die Beobachtungen werden jeweils in Zusammenhang mit der parallel verlaufender visuellen Ebene gesetzt, da die Einflussnahme der Musik nicht in Unabhängigkeit zu den jeweils gezeigten Bildern erschlossen werden kann. Folgende Filme werden behandelt: Blackmail (1929), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934/1956), Vertigo (1958) und The Birds (1963).

Alfred Hitchcock

Filming Our Fears

Author: Gene Adair

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195119673

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Looks at Hitchcock's early life as well as his legendary career, which spanned five decades and produced some of the most famous and critically acclaimed movies made.

Alfred Hitchcock

Author: Gene D. Phillips

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 211

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Discusses all of Hitchcock's feature films, looks at the shows he directed for his television series, and identifies some of the main themes of his work

An Eye for Hitchcock

Author: Murray Pomerance

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813533957

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 306

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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.

Spannung bei Hitchcock

zur Funktionsweise des auktorialen Suspense

Author: Adrian Weibel

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 3826036816

Category: Suspense in motion pictures, television, etc

Page: 251

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