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The Resource Alfred Hitchcock : cinema on the edge of nothing, edited by Gianni Canova ; translations are by Patricia Garvin [and] by Marianna Cozzi

Alfred Hitchcock : cinema on the edge of nothing, edited by Gianni Canova ; translations are by Patricia Garvin [and] by Marianna Cozzi

Label
Alfred Hitchcock : cinema on the edge of nothing
Title
Alfred Hitchcock
Title remainder
cinema on the edge of nothing
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gianni Canova ; translations are by Patricia Garvin [and] by Marianna Cozzi
Contributor
Editor
Host institution
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • "Despite the particularly short-sighted and obtuse critics who for years have considered Hitchcock merely a lover of useless and dangerous toys, a puritanical, complex fat man who was also obsessed with crime, blood and sex, he has revealed to us that the ordered world we thought we lived in is nothing but a formless chaos and that its apparent order is only a mask continually destined to crumble. [...] There is a sort of lucid, vertiginous and disorienting nihilism in Hitchcock's cinema. It puts our greedy fat man, the one who claimed to offer his audience tranches de gâteau rather than tranches de vie, not only among the greatest creators of forms in the twentieth century [...] but also among the leading exponents of the culture of crisis, which, as Truffaut noted, sets him as alongside other "artists of anxiety" such as Kafka, Dostoevsky and Poe. [...] Hitchcock is one of them, the bearer of a vision that forces us all to look at ourselves in the mirror, and also to see what we would prefer not to see. Even the nothingness embedded in our names and in our identitites, even the emptiness and the cold of our bedrooms."--Back cover
  • "The book is a fascinating journey through the portrait of this famous filmmaker, the master of suspense and thrillers, thanks to an analysis of the first so-called "special effects", today essential to so much contemporary cinema. It explores the psychology of the characters, the most memorable scenes and Alfred Hitchcock's personality; what emerges is the portrait of an extraordinary filmmaker who was able to tackle gloomy topics and manage our fears without forgetting irony, a fundamental component to his entire existence."--From publisher web site
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BKL
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated to English from the Italian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Canova, Gianni,
  • Garvin, Patricia Brigid,
  • Cozzi, Marianna
  • Museo della grafica (Pisa, Italy),
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hitchcock, Alfred
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion pictures
  • Hitchcock, Alfred
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion pictures
  • Great Britain
Label
Alfred Hitchcock : cinema on the edge of nothing, edited by Gianni Canova ; translations are by Patricia Garvin [and] by Marianna Cozzi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Museo della grafica, Pisa, Italy, April 7-September 1, 2019
  • Translation of: Alfred Hitchcock : il cinema ai bordi del nulla
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 149)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Hitchcock, the bedroom and the fascination of nothing / Gianni Canova -- Hitchcock and the persistence of objects / Antonio Costa -- The blonde, a perfect crime / Piera Detassis -- Food and imposture: Hitchcock and the act of eating as dissimulation / Stefano Locati -- Hitch and the beast, or how Sir Alfred was afraid of the animal inside us / Giorgio Gosetti -- Notes on colour in Hitchcock's cinema / Elena Gipponi -- Hitchcock and art / Leonardo Capano -- A complex relationship: Hitchcock and Universal Pictures / Stefano Locati -- Films. Rope, 1948 ; Rear window, 1954 ; Vertigo, 1958 ; Psycho, 1960 ; The birds, 1963 ; Marnie, 1964
Control code
1122742539
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9788857240930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1122742539
Label
Alfred Hitchcock : cinema on the edge of nothing, edited by Gianni Canova ; translations are by Patricia Garvin [and] by Marianna Cozzi
Publication
Note
  • Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Museo della grafica, Pisa, Italy, April 7-September 1, 2019
  • Translation of: Alfred Hitchcock : il cinema ai bordi del nulla
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 149)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Hitchcock, the bedroom and the fascination of nothing / Gianni Canova -- Hitchcock and the persistence of objects / Antonio Costa -- The blonde, a perfect crime / Piera Detassis -- Food and imposture: Hitchcock and the act of eating as dissimulation / Stefano Locati -- Hitch and the beast, or how Sir Alfred was afraid of the animal inside us / Giorgio Gosetti -- Notes on colour in Hitchcock's cinema / Elena Gipponi -- Hitchcock and art / Leonardo Capano -- A complex relationship: Hitchcock and Universal Pictures / Stefano Locati -- Films. Rope, 1948 ; Rear window, 1954 ; Vertigo, 1958 ; Psycho, 1960 ; The birds, 1963 ; Marnie, 1964
Control code
1122742539
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
149 pages
Isbn
9788857240930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1122742539

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