Hitchcock's Films Revisited

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Columbia University Press, 2002 - History - 413 pages
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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.

 

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In 1965, Wood, now professor of film studies at York University, authored the well-regarded Hitchcock's Films . Since then he has become an avowed Marxist and feminist, and had modified his auteurist ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction 1965
55
Strangers on a Train
86
Rear Window
100
Vertigo
108
North by Northwest
131
Psycho
142
The Birds
152
Marnie
173
Plot Formations
239
Symmetry Closure
249
Norms and Variations The 39 Steps and Young and Innocent
275
Ideology Genre Auteur Shadow of a Doubt
288
Star and Auteur Hitchcocks Films with Bergman
303
The Murderous Gays Hitchcocks Homophobia
336
The Men Who Know Too Much and the women who knew much better
358
Male Desire Male Anxiety The Essential Hitchcock
371

Torn Curtain 1969
198
Retrospective 1977
206
Endnotes for Earlier Editions
229
HITCHCOCKS FILMS REVISITED
237
You Freud Me Hitchcock Marnie Revisited
388
Bibliography
407
Index
409
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About the author (2002)

Robin Wood, a founding editor of CineAction, is the author of Sexual Politics and Narrative Film (Columbia, 1998) and Hollywood From Vietnam to Reagan (Columbia, 1985), among other books.

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