Ths Shower Scene in Hitchcock's 'Psycho': Creating Cinematic Suspense and Terror (Studies in the History & Criticism of Film S. v. 11)

Ths Shower Scene in Hitchcock's 'Psycho': Creating Cinematic Suspense and Terror (Studies in the History & Criticism of Film S. v. 11)

By: Philip J. Skerry (author)Hardback

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This study places the shower scene in Hitchcock's "Psycho" within its cinematic, sociological and critical contexts. It locates the film within the personal and professional experiences of the author. The methodology depends upon a melding of first person narration with a close analysis of the film's mise en scene and montage, as these techniques evolve in Hitchcock's oeuvre and culminate in the shower scene.

Contents

Foreword by Philip J. Skerry i; Preface by Steven Jay Schneider iv; Acknowledgments vi; Introduction 1; Chapter 1: My Research Trip 5; Chapter 2: Janet Leigh 21; Chapter 3: The Trip Continued - Two Intersecting Paths to Psycho 39; Chapter 4: Joe Stefano 63; Chapter 5: Constructing Suspense - Mise en Scene 93; Chapter 6: Hilton Green 153; Chapter 7: Montage: Creating Terror 173; Chapter 8: Danny Greene 227; Chapter 9: The Evolution of the Shower Scene 239; Chapter 10: Terry Williams 263; Chapter 11: The Culmination of Suspense & Terror: The Shower Scene 277; Chapter 12: Amy Duddleston 329; Chapter 13: Homage 343; Chapter 14: The First Time 355; Works Cited 392; Index 400.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773460515
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780773460515
  • ISBN10: 0773460519

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