Hitchcock: suspense, humour and tone

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British Film Institute, 2000 - Performing Arts - 162 pages
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Susan Smith's treatment of the works of the subtlest of all filmmakers analyzes the key elements of suspense, humor, 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 these elements is the key to his success as a filmmaker.

Hitchcock: Suspense, Humour and Tone is an accessible and important new study of the director's distinctive style across a very wide range of his films.

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How fabulous it is to read one master of his craft interview another quite different master of the same craft. Truffaut leads us through a series of discussions (and yes, these are discussions)with ... Read full review

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I've been a fan of Alfred Hitchcock's filmography since my teens, and I've seen each of his films dozens of times. This now classic book is a treasure of insight from the master himself. Donald Spoto ... Read full review

Contents

A cinema based on Sabotage
1
Suspense
16
Humour
49
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