Reassessing the Hitchcock Touch

Industry, Collaboration, and Filmmaking

Editors: Schwanebeck, Wieland (Ed.)

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  • Features a number of case studies of various aspects of Hitchcock’s filmmaking
  • Examines the factors that inform ideas on the Hitchcock Touch and how the concept is embedded in film history
  • Approaches Hitchcock Studies with a focus on production
  • Covers all the individual periods of Hitchcock’s career
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This volume is dedicated to the elusive category of the Hitchcock Touch, the qualities and techniques which had manifested in Alfred Hitchcock’s own films yet which cannot be limited to the realm of Hitchcockian cinema alone. While the first section of this collection focuses on Hitchcock’s own films and the various people who made important artistic contributions to them, the subsequent chapters draw wider circles. Case studies focusing on the branding effects associated with Hitchcockian cinema and its seductive qualities highlight the paratextual dimension of his films and the importance of his well-publicized persona, while the final section addresses both Hitchcock’s formative period, as well as other filmmakers who drew upon the Hitchcock Touch. The collection not only serves as an introduction to the field of Hitchcock scholarship for a wider audience, it also delivers in-depth assessments of the lesser-known early period of his career, in addition to providing new takes on canonical films like Vertigo (1958) and Frenzy (1972).

About the authors

Wieland Schwanebeck is Assistant Lecturer in the Institute of English and American Studies at TU Dresden, Germany. His research focuses on impostor characters, gender, film history, and adaptation. He is the author and co-editor of books on impostors, con men, and masculinity studies.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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Softcover $139.99
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  • Due: December 20, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-86758-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reassessing the Hitchcock Touch
Book Subtitle
Industry, Collaboration, and Filmmaking
Editors
  • Wieland Schwanebeck
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60008-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60008-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60007-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86758-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 273
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations
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