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Author Walker, Michael.
Title Hitchcock's motifs / Michael Walker.
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2005.

Author Walker, Michael.
Series Film culture in transition
Film culture in transition.
Subject Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Motion pictures -- Plots, themes, etc.
Description 1 online resource (490 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note 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.
English.
ISBN 1423746295 (electronic bk.)
9781423746294 (electronic bk.)
9789048505456 (electronic bk.)
9048505453 (electronic bk.)
9789053567722
9053567720
9789053567739
9053567739
1280958162
9781280958168
9786610958160
6610958165
OCLC # 62868619
Additional Format Print version: Walker, Michael. Hitchcock's motifs. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2005 9053567720 9053567739 (OCoLC)62768303


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