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
Marshall Deutelbaum is Professor Emeritus of English at Purdue University, where he teaches courses in film history and theory. Leland Poague is Professor of English at Iowa State University.
Preface to the Second Edition viii Preface to the First Edition xi A Brief Chronology xiii Notes on Contributors xv Acknowledgments xx Introduction xxiii Part one: Taking Hitchcock Seriously 1 1. Hitch and His Public 17Jean Douchet 2. Hitchcock's Imagery and Art 25Maurice Yacowar 3. Retrospective 35Robin Wood 4. Hitch as Matrix-Figure: Hitchcock and Twentieth-Century Cinema 47John Orr Part two: Hitchcock in Britain 69 5. Hitchcock's The Lodger 75Lesley W. Brill 6. Criticism and/as History: Rereading Blackmail 85Leland Poague 7. Alfred Hitchcock's Murder!: Theater, Authorship, and the Presence of the Camera 96William Rothman 8. Consolidation of a Classical Style: The Man Who Knew Too Much 107Elisabeth Weis 9. Through a Woman's Eyes: Sexuality and Memory in The 39 Steps 114Charles l. P. Silet 10. Rematerializing the Vanishing "Lady": Feminism, Hitchcock, and Interpretation 126Patrice Petro Part three: Hitchcock in Hollywood 137 11. All in the Family: Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt 145James McLaughlin 12. The Moral Universe of Hitchcock's Spellbound 156Thomas Hyde 13. Notorious: Perversion par Excellence 164Richard Abel 14. Strangers on a Train 172Robin Wood Part four: The Later Films 183 15. Hitchcock's Rear Window: Reflexivity and the Critique of Voyeurism 199Robert Stam and Roberta Pearson 16. Finding the Right Man in The Wrong Man 212Marshall Deutelbaum 17. Male Desire, Male Anxiety: The Essential Hitchcock 223Robin Wood 18. A Closer Look at Scopophilia: Mulvey, Hitchcock, and Vertigo 234Marian E. Keane 19. North by Northwest 250Stanley Cavell 20. "Oh, I See....": The Birds and the Culmination of Hitchcock's Hyper-Romantic Vision 264John P. Mccombe 21. Mark's Marnie 280Michele Piso 22. The Queer Voice in Marnie 295Lucretia Knapp 23. Rituals of Defilement: Frenzy 312Tania Modleski Part five: Hitchcock and Film Theory: A Psycho Dossier 327 24. Psychosis, Neurosis, Perversion 341Raymond Bellour 25. Psycho's Allegory of Seeing 361Christopher D. Morris 26. On Being Norman: Performance and Inner Life in Hitchcock's Psycho 368Deborah Thomas Index 377