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The Resource Hitchcock's villains : murderers, maniacs, and mother issues, Eric San Juan, Jim McDevitt

Hitchcock's villains : murderers, maniacs, and mother issues, Eric San Juan, Jim McDevitt

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Hitchcock's villains : murderers, maniacs, and mother issues
Title
Hitchcock's villains
Title remainder
murderers, maniacs, and mother issues
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Eric San Juan, Jim McDevitt
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Language
eng
Summary
The films of Alfred Hitchcock are appreciated for a variety of reasons, including the many memorable villains who menaced the protagonists. Unlike so many of cinema's wrongdoers, the Hitchcock villain was often a complex individual with a nuanced personality and neuroses the common person might not be able to relate to, but could at least understand. If such figures did not always elicit sympathy from the audience, they still possessed characteristics that were oddly appealing. And frequently, viewers found them more likable than the heroes and heroines whom they victimized. In Hitchcock's Villains: Murders, Maniacs, and Mother Issues, authors Eric San Juan and Jim McDevitt explore a number of themes that form the foundation of villainy in Hitchcock's long and acclaimed career. The authors also provide a detailed look at some of the director's most noteworthy villains and examine how these characters were often central to the enjoyment of Hitchcock's best films. Whether discussing Uncle Charlie in Shadow of a Doubt or Norman Bates in Psycho, the authors consider what attracted Hitchcock to such characters in the first place and why they endure as screen icons. Intended for both casual and ardent fans of Hitchcock, this book offers insight into what makes villainous characters tick. While serious students will appreciate observations in Hitchcock's Villains that will enhance their study of cinema technique and writing, general fans of the director will simply enjoy delving further into the minds of their favorite villains. -- Publisher description
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DLC
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1973-
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San Juan, Eric
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1974-
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McDevitt, Jim
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  • Hitchcock, Alfred
  • Villains in motion pictures
Label
Hitchcock's villains : murderers, maniacs, and mother issues, Eric San Juan, Jim McDevitt
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-179) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Karl Anton Verloc -- Sabotage (1936) -- Hitchcock as his villains -- Uncle Charlie -- Shadow of a doubt (1943) -- Authority figures as villains -- Alexander Sebastian -- Notorious (1946) -- The villainy of ideas -- Brandon Shaw and Phillip Morgan -- Rope (1948) -- Villainous mothers -- Bruno Anthony -- Strangers on a train (1951) -- Villains as innocents -- John 'Scottie' Ferguson -- Vertigo (1958) -- The villainy of non-villains -- Phillip Vandamm -- North by northwest (1959) -- The psychology of Hitchcock and his villains -- Norman Bates -- Psycho (1960) -- Cruel women and opportunistic men (the other villains) -- Bob Rusk -- Frenzy
Control code
ocn829988749
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 185 pages
Isbn
9780810887756
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780810887756
  • (OCoLC)829988749
  • (Sirsi) b13175518
Label
Hitchcock's villains : murderers, maniacs, and mother issues, Eric San Juan, Jim McDevitt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Karl Anton Verloc -- Sabotage (1936) -- Hitchcock as his villains -- Uncle Charlie -- Shadow of a doubt (1943) -- Authority figures as villains -- Alexander Sebastian -- Notorious (1946) -- The villainy of ideas -- Brandon Shaw and Phillip Morgan -- Rope (1948) -- Villainous mothers -- Bruno Anthony -- Strangers on a train (1951) -- Villains as innocents -- John 'Scottie' Ferguson -- Vertigo (1958) -- The villainy of non-villains -- Phillip Vandamm -- North by northwest (1959) -- The psychology of Hitchcock and his villains -- Norman Bates -- Psycho (1960) -- Cruel women and opportunistic men (the other villains) -- Bob Rusk -- Frenzy
Control code
ocn829988749
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 185 pages
Isbn
9780810887756
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013008300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780810887756
  • (OCoLC)829988749
  • (Sirsi) b13175518

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