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The Resource Children in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock, Edited by Debbie C. Olson, (electronic book)

Children in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock, Edited by Debbie C. Olson, (electronic book)

Label
Children in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Title
Children in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Statement of responsibility
Edited by Debbie C. Olson
Contributor
Language
eng
Summary
  • Children and youth perform both innocence and knowingness within Hitchcock's complex cinematic texts. Though the child often plays a small part, their significance - symbolically, theoretically, and philosophically - offers a unique opportunity to illuminate and interrogate the child presence within the cinematic complexity of Hitchcock's films.
  • "Children in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock amounts to a stunning collective appreciation by its editor and contributors of the significant role played by children and child-adults in Hitchcock - and of why the director's films, based on multiple points of view, favour 'liminality' over strict 'coherence'. This is cutting-edge film analysis of such Hitchcock masterworks as The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934 and 1956), Shadow of a Doubt, Strangers on a Train, The Trouble With Harry, and The Birds. Expert and illuminating." - Ken Mogg, contributor to A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock
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Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Olson, Debbie C
Summary expansion
Weaving together film theory, cultural studies, and the growing field of childhood studies, this collection examines Hitchcock's use of children in his films. Many of the children and youth that appear in Hitchcock films are background or minor characters, yet they often hold special importance. From The Young and Innocent (1931), Shadow of a Doubt (1943) and Strangers on a Train (1951) to The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964), among others, children and youth perform both innocence and knowingness within Hitchcock's complex cinematic texts. Though the child often plays a small part in Hitchcock's films, their significance - symbolically, theoretically, and philosophically - offers a unique opportunity to illuminate and interrogate the child presence within the cinematic complexity of Hitchcock's films
Target audience
general
Label
Children in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock, Edited by Debbie C. Olson, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in: 2014
Contents
Introduction: Hitchcock's Children-- Debbie Olson 1. Hitchcock's Missing Children: Genre, Auteurship, and Audience Address-- Noel Brown 2. "The Future's Not Ours to See": How Children and Young Adults Reflect the Anxiety of Lost Innocence in Alfred Hitchcock's American Movies-- Jason McEntee 3. The Child Who Knew Too Much: Liminality in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man who Knew Too Much (1934 and 1956)-- Elizabeth Ramsey 4. No Laughing Matter: Imperiling Kids and Country in Alfred Hitchcock's Sabotage-- Peter Lee 5. "If You Ripped the Fronts Off Houses": Killing Innocence in Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt-- Markus Bohlmann and Sean Moreland 6. Daddy's Girl: The Knowing Innocent in Strangers on a Train-- Brian Walter, St. Louis College of Pharmacy 7. Renegotiating Romanticism and the All-American Boy Child: Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry-- Adrian Schober 8. Between Knowingness and Innocence: Child Ciphers in Hitchcock's Marnie and The Birds-- F. E. Pheasant-Kelly 9. The Child Hero in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds-- Samantha Lay 10. "It's the End of the World!": Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and the Evil Children Film-- Craig Martin 11. Psycho without a Cause: Norman Bates and Juvenile Delinquency Cinema-- Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. 12. Hitchcock's Stylized Capture of Post-Adolescent Fatheads-- William McBride
Control code
9781137472816
Extent
288 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137472816
Other physical details
15 b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Children in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock, Edited by Debbie C. Olson, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Originally published in: 2014
Contents
Introduction: Hitchcock's Children-- Debbie Olson 1. Hitchcock's Missing Children: Genre, Auteurship, and Audience Address-- Noel Brown 2. "The Future's Not Ours to See": How Children and Young Adults Reflect the Anxiety of Lost Innocence in Alfred Hitchcock's American Movies-- Jason McEntee 3. The Child Who Knew Too Much: Liminality in Alfred Hitchcock's The Man who Knew Too Much (1934 and 1956)-- Elizabeth Ramsey 4. No Laughing Matter: Imperiling Kids and Country in Alfred Hitchcock's Sabotage-- Peter Lee 5. "If You Ripped the Fronts Off Houses": Killing Innocence in Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt-- Markus Bohlmann and Sean Moreland 6. Daddy's Girl: The Knowing Innocent in Strangers on a Train-- Brian Walter, St. Louis College of Pharmacy 7. Renegotiating Romanticism and the All-American Boy Child: Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry-- Adrian Schober 8. Between Knowingness and Innocence: Child Ciphers in Hitchcock's Marnie and The Birds-- F. E. Pheasant-Kelly 9. The Child Hero in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds-- Samantha Lay 10. "It's the End of the World!": Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and the Evil Children Film-- Craig Martin 11. Psycho without a Cause: Norman Bates and Juvenile Delinquency Cinema-- Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. 12. Hitchcock's Stylized Capture of Post-Adolescent Fatheads-- William McBride
Control code
9781137472816
Extent
288 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137472816
Other physical details
15 b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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