Thematic and Methodological Foundations of Alfred Hitchcocks Artistic Vision William A. Drumin

ISBN: 9780773462922

Published: January 1st 2004

Hardcover

432 pages


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Thematic and Methodological Foundations of Alfred Hitchcocks Artistic Vision  by  William A. Drumin

Thematic and Methodological Foundations of Alfred Hitchcocks Artistic Vision by William A. Drumin
January 1st 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 432 pages | ISBN: 9780773462922 | 10.37 Mb

We will buy our ticket and enter the front doors in an orderly fashion. We will politely find a seat. We will eat our popcorn as neatly as possible as we watch the movie. We will exit quickly and quietly, leaving everything tidy for the next patron.MoreWe will buy our ticket and enter the front doors in an orderly fashion.

We will politely find a seat. We will eat our popcorn as neatly as possible as we watch the movie. We will exit quickly and quietly, leaving everything tidy for the next patron. However, somewhere in this businesslike sequence of events we are going to scream, choke, and flail like rats held under water. Drumin (philosophy, Kings College PA) explains why the movies of Alfred Hitchcock do this to us by examining 15 films and a TV short for evidence of Hitchcocks philosophical underpinnings, including anti- utopianism, existentialism, and the ethics of Kant.

Drumin searches within the themes of light and dark, innocence and experience, illusion and reality, metaphysics, and even the monsters hidden in the id- he finds plenty of evidence that although Hitchcock was primarily an entertainer, he wanted every moment of the experience to matter. By the way, whatever you do, dont look behind you.

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