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The Resource Hitchcock's appetites : the corpulent plots of desire and dread, Casey McKittrick, (electronic book)

Hitchcock's appetites : the corpulent plots of desire and dread, Casey McKittrick, (electronic book)

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Hitchcock's appetites : the corpulent plots of desire and dread
Title
Hitchcock's appetites
Title remainder
the corpulent plots of desire and dread
Statement of responsibility
Casey McKittrick
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first book-length study of director Alfred Hitchcock to consider how his struggles with weight and size found their expression in his cinema and in his creative life"--
  • In Hitchcock's Appetites, Casey McKittrick offers the first book-length study of the relationship between Hitchcock's body size and his cinema. Whereas most critics and biographers of the great director are content to consign his large figure and larger appetite to colorful anecdotes of his private life, McKittrick argues that our understanding of Hitchcock's films, his creative process, and his artistic mind are incomplete without considering his lived experience as a fat man. Using archival research of his publicity, script collaboration, and personal communications with his producers, in tandem with close textual readings of his films, feminist critique, and theories of embodiment, Hitchcock's Appetites produces a new and compelling profile of Hitchcock's creative life, and a fuller, more nuanced account of his auteurism
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individual biography
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McKittrick, Casey
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/33092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.H58
LC item number
M45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Obesity
  • Hitchcock, Alfred
Label
Hitchcock's appetites : the corpulent plots of desire and dread, Casey McKittrick, (electronic book)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; Why appetites? ; Why Hitchcock? ; Hitchcock studies and fat studies: An interdisciplinary repulsion? ; Hitchcock, f eminism, and e mbodiment ; How Hitchcock ' s body matters ; The genius of tall, thin, and handsome ; Chapter 1 Hitchcock ' s Hollywood diet ; The makings of a media giant ; The arrival of the " 300-Pound Prophet " ; Selznick ' s fat commodity ; Chapter 2 The Hitchcock cameo: Fat self-fashioning and cinematic belonging
  • "The Real Me (The Thin One) " : Another origin story of the cameo The (Meso) textual play of the cameo: Blackmail, Shadow of a Doubt, Lifeboat, Stage Fright ; A typology of the Hitchcock cameo ; Chapter 3 The pleasures and pangs of Hitchcockian consumption ; Screening the revolting body ; The poetics of potables ; " Drink It Down " : An Hitchcockian imperative ; Lactose and intolerance: The poisonous meanings of milk ; Hitchcockian consumption and the carnivalesque
  • Food, sex, murder: The Hitchcockian trinity of pleasure Hitchcock and the signifying food chain ; Chapter 4 Appetite and temporality in Rear Window : Another aspect of voyeurism ; An eye for a stomach: The instructive case of Miss Torso ; Framing the Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Girl ; The problem of fit: Imagining change, growth, and proportion ; When seeing is not believing ; " I want no part of her " : Women and the comedy of corporeal errors ; Time, change, and ambivalence ; Chapter 5 Childhood and the challenge of fat masculinity
  • "You ' ll outgrow it " : Hitchcock ' s youth Suffer little children : Hitchcock and cinematic childhood ; Loss, danger, absence: The semiotics of Hitchcock ' s filmic children ; The Wrong Man and the appetites of Cain and Abel ; Chapter 6 Hitchcock and the queer lens of fatness ; Hitchcock and the fat closet ; A sense of sex: Queer romance in Hitchcock ' s cinema ; Cinematic vicarity: Surrogate versus prosthetic identification ; The Tickles: Subjectivities without bodies ; Epilogue ; Notes ; Introduction
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000103
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 198 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781501311659
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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unknown
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unknown
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Knowledge Unlatched
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remote
Label
Hitchcock's appetites : the corpulent plots of desire and dread, Casey McKittrick, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; Why appetites? ; Why Hitchcock? ; Hitchcock studies and fat studies: An interdisciplinary repulsion? ; Hitchcock, f eminism, and e mbodiment ; How Hitchcock ' s body matters ; The genius of tall, thin, and handsome ; Chapter 1 Hitchcock ' s Hollywood diet ; The makings of a media giant ; The arrival of the " 300-Pound Prophet " ; Selznick ' s fat commodity ; Chapter 2 The Hitchcock cameo: Fat self-fashioning and cinematic belonging
  • "The Real Me (The Thin One) " : Another origin story of the cameo The (Meso) textual play of the cameo: Blackmail, Shadow of a Doubt, Lifeboat, Stage Fright ; A typology of the Hitchcock cameo ; Chapter 3 The pleasures and pangs of Hitchcockian consumption ; Screening the revolting body ; The poetics of potables ; " Drink It Down " : An Hitchcockian imperative ; Lactose and intolerance: The poisonous meanings of milk ; Hitchcockian consumption and the carnivalesque
  • Food, sex, murder: The Hitchcockian trinity of pleasure Hitchcock and the signifying food chain ; Chapter 4 Appetite and temporality in Rear Window : Another aspect of voyeurism ; An eye for a stomach: The instructive case of Miss Torso ; Framing the Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Girl ; The problem of fit: Imagining change, growth, and proportion ; When seeing is not believing ; " I want no part of her " : Women and the comedy of corporeal errors ; Time, change, and ambivalence ; Chapter 5 Childhood and the challenge of fat masculinity
  • "You ' ll outgrow it " : Hitchcock ' s youth Suffer little children : Hitchcock and cinematic childhood ; Loss, danger, absence: The semiotics of Hitchcock ' s filmic children ; The Wrong Man and the appetites of Cain and Abel ; Chapter 6 Hitchcock and the queer lens of fatness ; Hitchcock and the fat closet ; A sense of sex: Queer romance in Hitchcock ' s cinema ; Cinematic vicarity: Surrogate versus prosthetic identification ; The Tickles: Subjectivities without bodies ; Epilogue ; Notes ; Introduction
Control code
000103
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 198 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501311659
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Specific material designation
remote

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