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The Hitchcock Romance: Love and Irony in Hitchcock's Films (1991) by Lesley Brill

author Lesley Brill
publisher Princeton University Press
ISBN 069100286X
links LibraryThing

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Was Alfred Hitchcock a cynical trifler with his audience's emotions, as he liked to pretend? Or was he a profoundly humane artist? Most commentators leave Hitchcock's self-assessment unquestioned, but this book shows that his movies convey an affectionate, hopeful understanding of human nature and the redemptive possibilities of love. Lesley Brill discusses Hitchcock's work as a whole and examines in detail twenty-two films, from perennial favorites like North by Northwest to neglected masterpieces like Rich and Strange.



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