The Psycho File: A Comprehensive Guide to Hitchcock's Classic Shocker (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Sep 16, 2009 - Performing Arts - 226 pages
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An examination of the groundbreaking 1960 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, including the story's origins in real-life graverobber Ed Gein. The book presents material from the script and how it was adapted from Robert Bloch's novel; details of the film's production, particularly the shower scene and other technical difficulties; actors and the challenges of their roles; extended literary analysis of the film covering such devices as irony, symbol, theme, motif and foil; and the film's effect on audiences. Features 16 photographs, notes, bibliography and index.
  

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Contents

Part 2 Look at the Picture Please
23
Part 3 And That Still Wasnt Enough
171
Appendix
201
Sources
203

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Joseph W. Smith III is a teacher, journalist and public speaker in Pennsylvania.

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