By David Boyd
Alfred Hitchcock is arguably the main recognized director to have ever made a movie. virtually single-handedly he became the suspense mystery into some of the most well known movie genres of all time, whereas his "Psycho" up to date the horror movie and encouraged generations of administrators to mimic and adapt this such a lot Hitchcockian of flicks. but whereas a lot scholarly and renowned cognizance has concerned with the director's oeuvre, before there was no wide examine of the way Alfred Hitchcock's motion pictures and techniques have affected and remodeled the background of the movie medium. during this booklet, 13 unique essays by means of major movie students show the richness and diversity of Alfred Hitchcock's legacy as they hint his shaping impression on specific motion pictures, filmmakers, genres, or even on movie feedback. a few essays pay attention to movies that imitate Hitchcock in assorted methods, together with the flicks of "Brian de Palma" and thrillers comparable to "True Lies", "The Silence of the Lambs", and "Dead Again". different essays examine genres which were stimulated via Hitchcock's paintings, together with the Nineteen Seventies paranoid mystery, the Italian giallo movie, and the post-"Psycho" horror movie. the rest essays examine advancements inside of movie tradition and educational movie research, together with the passion of French New Wave filmmakers for Hitchcock's paintings, his impression at the filmic illustration of violence within the post-studio Hollywood period, and the ways that his movies became relevant texts for movie theorists.
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Extra resources for After Hitchcock: Influence, Imitation, and Intertextuality
From Hitchcock, most of whose heroines are at once beautiful and responsive, and strong, tenacious, intelligent, prevailing: Young Charlie in Shadow of a Doubt, the characters played by Ingrid Bergman in Spellbound, Notorious, and Under Capricorn, Grace Kelly in her three Hitchcock films, and Blanche in Family Plot, to take some of the most obvious examples. Indeed, it was through Barbara Harris’s shrewd, greedy, libidinous Blanche that Hitchcock offered his final adieu to his movie audience—an enchanting, ambiguous wink that sums up, as well as any single gesture could, the tone of his entire career.
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They can be predators as well as prey, and some are both. The baleful owl duplicated from Psycho in Lecter’s “Your Self-Storage” has its wings outstretched, as if swooping to attack. Hitchcock’s birds include those that threaten to overrun the world in The Birds (1963). indb 35 9/27/06 3:40:15 PM 36 PSYCHO recycled otage (1936) and the screaming gulls around the corpse of a strangled actress at the beginning of Young and Innocent (1937). In The Silence of the Lambs, the imagery of birds as prey slides into that of birds of prey.