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    Available in PDF Format | Hitchcock's Magic.pdf | English
    Neil Badmington(Author)
Why are we drawn to the work of Alfred Hitchcock so long after his final film appeared? What is the source of Hitchcock's magic? This book answers these questions by focussing upon the fabric of the films themselves, upon the way in which they enlist and sustain our desire, holding our attention by constantly withholding something from us.

"If you're wondering whether the world needs another book on Hitchcock's films, the answer is a resounding yes. "Hitchcock's Magic" is a lively and engaging return to Hitchcock's corpus. Through detailed readings of both major and minor films, Badmington demonstrates a playful ability to re-enchant them for us as objects of continuing fascination. His rejection of psychoanalysis and creative re-engagement with the work of Barthes and Derrida helps to open these texts to new and sometimes surprising interpretations that send us back to the films themselves with renewed admiration for their magic touch."--Nick Haeffner, London Metropolitan UniversityIf you re wondering whether the world needs another book on Hitchcock s films, the answer is a resounding yes. "Hitchcock s Magic" is a lively and engaging return to Hitchcock s corpus. Through detailed readings of both major and minor films, Badmington demonstrates a playful ability to re-enchant them for us as objects of continuing fascination. His rejection of psychoanalysis and creative re-engagement with the work of Barthes and Derrida helps to open these texts to new and sometimes surprising interpretations that send us back to the films themselves with renewed admiration for their magic touch. Nick Haeffner, London Metropolitan University --Nick Haeffner"

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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Neil Badmington(Author)
  • University of Wales Press (1 April 2011)
  • English
  • 7
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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  • By thatsundayguy1993 on 19 March 2014

    Literary criticism on Hitchcock's work is vast and this is a mediocre addition to the wealth of material already available. Nearly half the book is footnotes, making it seem a great deal thicker than it actually is! "After Hitchcock: Influence, Imitation and Intertextuality" is just one example of a far better book. This is one to miss.

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