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Hitchcock's America (1999) edited by Jonathan Freedman & Richard H. Millington

editors Jonathan Freedman & Richard H. Millington
publisher Oxford University Press (1999)
ISBN 0195119061
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Alfred Hitchcock has long been understood as an inspired technician and master of abnormal psychology. The authors of this volume suggest, through new readings of his American films, that he is also a cultural critic of remarkable insight and undeniable presence. With new intensity and specificity, Hitchcock's America looks at Hitchcock's analysis of and engagement with American culture. His films emerge as our richest history of American middle-class culture at mid-century.


  1. Love, American Style: Hitchcock's Hollywood — by Debra Fried
  2. Unveiling Maternal Desires: Hitchcock and American Domesticity — by Elsie B. Michie
  3. American Shame: Rope, James Stewart, and the Postwar Crisis in American Masculinity — by Amy Lawrence
  4. From Spellbound to Vertigo: Alfred Hitchcock and Therapeutic Culture in America — by Jonathan Freedman
  5. Hitchcock's Washington: Spectatorship, Ideology, and "The Homosexual Menace" in Strangers on a Train — by Robert J. Corber
  6. Rear-View Mirror: Hitchcock, Poe, and the Flaneur in America — by Dana Brand
  7. Hitchcock and American Character: The Comedy of Self-Construction in North by Northwest — by Richard H. Millington
  8. Hitchcock's Revised American Vision: The Wrong Man and Vertigo — by Paula Marantz Cohen
  9. Fearful Cemetery — by Michael Wood



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