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Author Walker, Michael.

Title Hitchcock's motifs / Michael Walker.

Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2005.

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Description 1 online resource (490 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Film culture in transition
Film culture in transition.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-429), filmography (p. 431-462) , and index.
Contents Part I. Hitchcock, Motifs and Melodrama. Introduction -- Three motifs. Home movies -- Cigarette case/lighter -- Milk -- Melodrama and Hitchcock's motifs -- An elaborated motif: the Bed Scene in Rebecca and Marnie -- A melodramatic motif: hands -- Diagrammatic representations -- Overview of the key motifs -- Part II. The Key Motifs. BED SCENE -- Couples and beds -- Beds and the police -- BLONDES AND BRUNETTES -- CAMEO APPEARANCES -- Cameos and the police -- CHILDREN -- Children's cameos -- Family members -- Children and violence -- Children and the police -- CONFINED SPACES -- Bathrooms and washrooms -- Confinement and concealment -- Cages and bars: fears of imprisonment -- Washrooms and the police -- THE CORPSE -- The heroines -- The heroes -- The villains -- Corpses and the police -- DOGS AND CATS -- Dogs and the police -- DOUBLES -- Doubles and the police -- ENDINGS AND THE POLICE -- ENTRY THROUGH A WINDOW -- Entry through a window and the police -- EXHIBITIONISM / VOYEURISM / THE LOOK -- EXHIBITIONISM / VOYEURISM -- SPY FILMS / THE LOOK -- Exhibitionism, voyeurism and the police -- FOOD AND MEALS -- Food and marriage -- Food and sex -- Food and murder -- Food and guilt -- Chickens and eggs -- Table talk and fascism -- Food and the police -- GUILTAND CONFESSION -- Catholic overtones -- Guilt and Hitchcock's villains -- Transference of guilt -- Guilt, confession and the police -- HANDCUFFS AND BONDAGE -- HANDS -- Male hands/female hands -- Held wrists -- Damaged hands -- Holding hands -- Hands and the police -- HEIGHTS AND FALLING -- Heights, falling and the police -- HOMOSEXUALITY -- Critical positions -- Gay undercurrents -- Espionage and the look -- Ivor Novello -- Homosexuality and the police -- JEWELLERY -- Greed -- Status -- Female desire -- Female beauty/male power -- Male murderousness -- Jewellery and the police -- KEYS AND HANDBAGS -- KEYS -- Keys and handbags -- HANDBAGS -- Handbags and keys -- Keys, handbags and the police -- LIGHT(S) -- Vampires and blinding -- Murder and homosexuality -- Lights and the police -- THE MACGUFFIN -- The MacGuffin and the police -- MOTHERS AND HOUSES -- Mothers and the police -- PORTRAITS, PAINTINGS AND PAINTERS -- PORTRAITS -- PAINTINGS -- Modern art -- PAINTERS -- Portraits, paintings and the police -- PUBLIC DISTURBANCES -- Public disturbances and the police -- SPECTACLES -- Spectacles and the police -- STAIRCASES -- Hitchcockian levels -- Political variations -- Sinister staircases -- Freudian overtones -- Couples and staircases -- Staircases and the police -- TRAINS AND BOATS / PLANES AND BUSES -- TRAINS -- BOATS -- PLANES -- BUSES -- Trains and boats and the police -- WATER AND RAIN -- WATER -- RAIN -- Water and the police -- Appendix I: TV Episodes. BED SCENE -- CHILDREN -- CONFINED SPACES -- THE CORPSE -- DOUBLES -- FOOD AND MURDER / ENDINGS AND THE POLICE -- LIGHTS -- BOATS -- Appendix II: Articles on Hitchcock's motifs -- Appendix III: Definitions. Diegesis -- Point-of-view editing.
Summary Hitchcock's work through his recurring motifs.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980. (OCoLC)fst00032434
Motion pictures -- Plots, themes, etc.
The arts.
Film, TV and radio.
Films, cinema.
Individual film directors, film-makers.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Direction & Production.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- General.
Motion pictures -- Plots, themes, etc. (OCoLC)fst01027350
Music, Dance, Drama & Film.
Film.
Indexed Term Multi-User.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Walker, Michael. Hitchcock's motifs. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2005 9053567720 9053567739 (OCoLC)62768303
ISBN 1423746295 (electronic bk.)
9781423746294 (electronic bk.)
9789048505456 (electronic bk.)
9048505453 (electronic bk.)
9789053567722
9053567720
9789053567739
9053567739
1280958162
9781280958168

 
    
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