The Universal Hitchcock

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Alfred Hitchcock
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages347-364
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781405185387
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 3 2012

Keywords

  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents-being almost alone, among network television programs
  • Camera, caucusing with the birds, not humans-separation from film's human author
  • David Freeman's screenplay for The Short Night-the film, and Hitchcock's failing health
  • Frenzy, far better written and acted-than Torn Curtain or Topaz, a class act
  • Hitchcock's experiments in The Birds-with cinematic devices, feel of a New Wave film
  • Hitchcock's films, evil and not an occult supernatural force-not an agent of the devil
  • Hitchcock, releasing The Birds-viewers disappointed, that it did not out-Psycho Psycho
  • The Birds, the one posing the greatest technical challenge-"bird's eye" view of gas station in flames
  • The Universal Hitchcock-riding high, artistically and commercially
  • Treatment was for a film-alternately called Kaleidoscope and Frenzy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

Cite this

Rothman, W. (2012). The Universal Hitchcock. In A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock (pp. 347-364). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444397321.ch19