Hitchcock & the Anxiety of Authorship (Innbundet)


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2015
Antall sider: 282
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781137309693
Omtale Hitchcock & the Anxiety of Authorship
Hitchcock and the
Anxiety of Authorship examines issues of
cinema authorship engaged by and dynamized within the director's films. A
unique study of self-reflexivity in Hitchcock's work from his earliest English
silents to his final Hollywood features, this book considers how the director's
releases constitute ever-shifting meditations on the conditions and struggles
of creative agency in cinema. Abramson explores how, located in literal and
emblematic sites of dramatic production, exhibition, and reception, and
populated by figures of directors, actors, and audiences, Hitchcock's films
exhibit a complicated, often disturbing vision of authorship - one that
consistently problematizes rather than exemplifies the director's longstanding
auteurist image. Viewing Hitchcock in a striking new light, Abramson analyzes
these allegories of vexed agency in the context of his concepts of and
commentary on the troubled association between cinema artistry and authorship,
as well as the changing cultural, industrial, theoretical, and historical
milieus in which his features were produced. Accordingly, the book illuminates
how Hitchcock and his cinema register the constant dynamics that constitute
film authorship.

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