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The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo

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ISBN 13 : 0810881225
Pages : 357 pages
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Download The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo PDF Format Full Free by Douglas A. Cunningham and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 357 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a collection of essays that examine the integrated relationship that the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo has with the history and culture of California and the San Francisco Bay area.


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Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and the Hermeneutic Spiral

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ISBN 13 : 3319551884
Pages : 155 pages
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Download Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and the Hermeneutic Spiral PDF Format Full Free by Robert J. Belton and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-07-12 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a new approach to film studies by showing how our brains use our interpretations of various other films in order to understand Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Borrowing from behavioral psychology, cognitive science and philosophy, author Robert J. Belton seeks to explain differences of critical opinion as inevitable. The book begins by introducing the hermeneutic spiral, a cognitive processing model that categorizes responses to Vertigo’s meaning, ranging from wide consensus to wild speculations of critical “outliers.” Belton then provides an overview of the film, arguing that different interpreters literally see and attend to different things. The fourth chapter builds on this conclusion, arguing that because people see different things, one can force the production of new meanings by deliberately drawing attention to unusual comparisons. The latter chapters outline a number of such comparisons—including avant-garde films and the works of Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch—to shed new light on the meanings of Vertigo.


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The Cambridge Companion to Alfred Hitchcock

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ISBN 13 : 1107107571
Pages : 289 pages
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Alfred Hitchcock PDF Format Full Free by Jonathan Freedman and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-07-08 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this Companion, leading film scholars and critics of American culture and imagination trace Hitchcock's interplay with the Hollywood studio system, the Cold War, and new forms of sexuality, gender, and desire over his thirty-year American career.


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The Architecture of Suspense

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Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN 13 : 0813947685
Pages : 411 pages
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Download The Architecture of Suspense PDF Format Full Free by Christine Madrid French and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2022-09-08 with total page 411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The inimitable, haunting films of Alfred Hitchcock took place in settings, both exterior and interior, that deeply impacted our experiences of his most unforgettable works. From the enclosed spaces of Rope and Rear Window to the wide-open expanses of North by Northwest, the physical worlds inhabited by desperate characters are a crucial element in our perception of the Hitchcockian universe. As Christine Madrid French reveals in this original and indispensable book, Hitchcock’s relation to the built world was informed by an intense engagement with location and architectural form—in an era marked by modernism’s advance—fueled by some of the most creative midcentury designers in film. Hitchcock saw elements of the built world not just as scenic devices but as interactive areas to frame narrative exchanges. In his films, building forms also serve a sentient purpose—to capture and convey feelings, sensations, and moments that generate an emotive response from the viewer. Visualizing the contemporary built landscape allowed the director to illuminate Americans’ everyday experiences as well as their own uncertain relationship with their environment and with each other. French shares several untold stories, such as the real-life suicide outside the Hotel Empire in Vertigo (which foreshadowed uncannily that film’s tragic finale), and takes us to the actual buildings that served as the inspiration for Psycho’s infamous Bates Motel. Her analysis of North by Northwest uncovers the Frank Lloyd Wright underpinnings for Robert Boyle’s design of the modernist house from the film’s celebrated Mount Rushmore sequence and ingeniously establishes the Vandamm House as the prototype of the cinematic trope of the villain’s lair. She also shows how the widespread unemployment of the 1930s resulted in a surge of gifted architects transplanting their careers into the film industry. These practitioners created sets that drew from contemporary design schools of thought and referenced real structures, both modern and historic. The Architecture of Suspense is the first book to document how these great architectural minds found expression in Hitchcock’s films and how the director used their talents and his own unique vision to create an enduring and evocative cinematic world. Publication of this volume was assisted by a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund


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Haunted by Vertigo

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0861969871
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Haunted by Vertigo PDF Format Full Free by Sidney Gottlieb and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2021-10-26 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Richard Schickel stated unequivocally in 1972 that "We're living in a Hitchcock world, all right", he did so without even mentioning the film that now stands at the top of the Sight & Sound Greatest Films of All Time poll: Vertigo. That omission needs to be redressed when we think about the Hitchcock world we live in now. Haunted by Vertigo: Hitchcock's Masterpiece Then and Now gathers essays that offer a variety of approaches to what many consider to be Hitchcock's signature film, one that shows him operating at full strength as a cinematic artist portraying some of the defining elements of modern life: romantic exhilaration and anxiety, the attractiveness and elusiveness of love, and the interpenetration of pain, pleasure, life, and death in our psyche and our culture. The pieces in this volume explore numerous aspects of how, broadly speaking, Vertigo is about characters haunted by memories and desires; how the film itself is haunted by numerous literary and cinematic fore- bearers; and how it continues to haunt not only filmmakers but artists working in other media as well. Essays that concentrate on formative or interpretive contexts of the film, including Greek mythology, early German cinema, film noir, an ensemble of (mostly) French writers and filmmakers, andmodern and postmodern art are complemented by others that present close readings of hidden details in the film, its use of multiple gazes that underscore its meaning and drama, the darker sides of even gestures of love and hospitality, and how the film embodies Hitchcock's "late style". Taken together the essays in the volume reinforce how Vertigo is, like the majestic trees visited by the two main characters in the film, sempervirens – an enduring masterpiece of then, now, and, we can safely say, the future.


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Hollywood in San Francisco

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN 13 : 1477317570
Pages : 473 pages
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Download Hollywood in San Francisco PDF Format Full Free by Joshua Gleich and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2018-11-14 with total page 473 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the country’s most picturesque cities and conveniently located just a few hours’ drive from Hollywood, San Francisco became the most frequently and extensively filmed American city beyond the production hubs of Los Angeles and New York in the three decades after World War II. During those years, the cinematic image of the city morphed from the dreamy beauty of Vertigo to the nightmarish wasteland of Dirty Harry, although San Francisco itself experienced no such decline. This intriguing disconnect gives impetus to Hollywood in San Francisco, the most comprehensive study to date of Hollywood’s move from studio to location production in the postwar era. In this thirty-year history of feature filmmaking in San Francisco, Joshua Gleich tracks a sea change in Hollywood production practices, as location shooting overtook studio-based filming as the dominant production method by the early 1970s. He shows how this transformation intersected with a precipitous decline in public perceptions of the American city, to which filmmakers responded by developing a stark, realist aesthetic that suited America’s growing urban pessimism and superseded a fidelity to local realities. Analyzing major films set in San Francisco, ranging from Dark Passage and Vertigo to The Conversation, The Towering Inferno, and Bullitt, as well as the TV show The Streets of San Francisco, Gleich demonstrates that the city is a physical environment used to stage urban fantasies that reveal far more about Hollywood filmmaking and American culture than they do about San Francisco.


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Vertigo

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1844577163
Pages : 104 pages
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Download Vertigo PDF Format Full Free by Charles Barr and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-10-24 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vertigo (1958) is widely regarded as not only one of Hitchcock's best films, but one of the greatest films of world cinema. Made at the time when the old studio system was breaking up, it functions both as an embodiment of the supremely seductive visual pleasures that 'classical Hollywood' could offer and – with the help of an elaborate plot twist – as a laying bare of their dangerous dark side. The film's core is a study in romantic obsession, as James Stewart's Scottie pursues Madeleine/Judy (Kim Novak) to her death in a remote Californian mission. Novak is ice cool but vulnerable, Stewart – in the darkest role of his career – genial on the surface but damaged within. Although it can be seen as Hitchcock's most personal film, Charles Barr argues that, like Citizen Kane, Vertigo is at the same time a triumph not so much of individual authorship as of creative collaboration. He highlights the crucial role of screenwriters Alec Coppel and Samuel Taylor and, by a combination of textual and contextual analysis, explores the reasons why Vertigo continues to inspire such fascination. In his foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Barr looks afresh at Vertigo alongside the recently-rediscovered 'lost' silent The White Shadow (1924), scripted by Hitchcock, which also features the trope of the double, and at the acclaimed contemporary silent film The Artist (2011), which pays explicit homage to Vertigo in its soundtrack.


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Footsteps in the Fog

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Publisher : Santa Monica PressLlc
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Pages : 300 pages
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Download Footsteps in the Fog PDF Format Full Free by Jeff Kraft and published by Santa Monica PressLlc. This book was released on 2002 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A celebration of the San Francisco films of Alfred Hitchcock, this book examines the master director's familiarity with Northern California and how it greatly influenced his decision to use the Bay Area location in several of his landmark motion pictures. More importantly, this book shows how San Francisco was often the source of inspiration for many of these same cinema classics. The masterpieces that are examined are Shadow of a Doubt, Vertigo, The Birds, Suspicion, Psycho, and Family Plot. Hitchcock fans are taken on a journey around the Bay Area, experiencing cinemagraphic intrigue and learning about Bay Area history, lore, and the timeless elegance of San Francisco and its picturesque surroundings. Hundreds of historical and contemporary photos are included, with an emphasis on those buildings and businesses that no longer exist.


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Travel and Representation

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Publisher : Berghahn Books
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ISBN 13 : 1785336037
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Travel and Representation PDF Format Full Free by Garth Lean and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2017-07-01 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Travel and Representation is a timely volume of essays that explores and re-examines the various convergences between literature, art, photography, television, cinema and travel. The essays do so in a way that appreciates the entanglement of representations and travel at a juncture in theoretical work that recognizes the limits of representation, things that lie outside of representation and the continuing power of representation. The emphasis is on the myriad ways travelers/scholars employ representation in their writing/analyses as they re-think the intersections between travelers, fields of representation, imagination, emotions and corporeal experiences in the past, the present and the future.


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Cinema, If You Please

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1474428711
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Cinema, If You Please PDF Format Full Free by Pomerance Murray Pomerance and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-11-14 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Cinema, If You Please, Murray Pomerance explores our ways of watching film in light of socially organized forms of pleasure that date back to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Wedding the notion of pleasure in film viewing to the history of pleasure in the West, the book considers pleasure gardens and promenading; the history of oil painting and its display; the passion for travel and exposure to the exotic and strange; and forms of musical repetition and restatement. With in-depth studies of films like Vertigo, The Passenger, A Matter of Life and Death, Clouds of Sils Maria, Personal Shopper, Call Me By Your Name and Blow-Up, this ground-breaking book draws the reader into the past and the present at once, joining an understanding of personal and visual delight to their cultural and historical roots.


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111 Places in San Francisco that you must not miss

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Publisher : Emons Verlag
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ISBN 13 : 3960410131
Pages : 240 pages
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Download 111 Places in San Francisco that you must not miss PDF Format Full Free by Floriana Petersen and published by Emons Verlag. This book was released on 2016 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: San Francisco: the home of hills and valleys, of dreamers and trailblazers, of hippies and hipsters. From the gold rush to the Golden Gate, the City by the Bay has always basked in the glow of its colorful and celebrated history and world-renowned landmarks. But for those who live and love on this compact seven-mile by seven-mile metropolis, San Francisco is a treasure trove of unusual neighborhood sights and places that sparkle with the allure of hidden pleasures and local lore. Discover a stairway that transports you from the depths of the ocean to the heights of outer space; take a spin class amidst the grand elegance of a repurposed 1920s movie palace; or slide down a century-old sundial that sits at the center of what was once California's first racetrack for cars. This is the real San Francisco. Strung together, the 111 experiences gathered here tell the B-side story of the city once romantically known as the Paris of the West.


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Hitchcock and Contemporary Art

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ISBN 13 : 0230392164
Pages : 201 pages
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Download Hitchcock and Contemporary Art PDF Format Full Free by C. Sprengler and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-04-01 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hitchcock and Contemporary Art introduces readers to the fascinating and diverse range of artistic practices devoted to Alfred Hitchcock's films. His works have the capacity to activate sophisticated engagements with Hitchcock's films and cinema more generally, tackling issues of time and space, memory and history, and sound and image.


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Intercultural Screen Adaptation

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1474452051
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Intercultural Screen Adaptation PDF Format Full Free by Michael Stewart and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2020-03-27 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intercultural Screen Adaptation offers a wide-ranging examination of how film and television adaptations (and non-adaptations) interact with the cultural, social and political environments of their national, transnational and post-national contexts. With screen adaptations examined from across Britain, Europe, South America and Asia, this book tests how examining the processes of adaptation across and within national frameworks challenges traditional debates around the concept of nation in film, media and cultural studies. With case studies of films such as Under the Skin (2013) and T2: Trainspotting (2017), as well as TV adaptations like War and Peace (2016) and Narcos (2015 - 2017), Intercultural Screen Adaptation offers readers an invigorating look at adaptations from a variety of critical perspectives, incorporating the uses of landscape, nostalgia and translation.


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On Location

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 1493030868
Pages : 240 pages
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Download On Location PDF Format Full Free by Lisa Iannucci and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-03-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether you’re a film fanatic or just want to see a bit of Hollywood in your neighborhood, On Location: A Film and TV Lover’s Travel Guide is the quintessential resource for visiting the locations of your favorite films or television series. In this guidebook, professional travel writer and self-proclaimed film buff Lisa Iannucci takes you across the country with over a hundred profiles about the famous movie and television locations from Star Trek to I Love Lucy. Add this book to your carry-on or toss it into your glove compartment and you’re ready to see some of the iconic settings from the silver screen up close. On Location: A Film and TV Lover's Travel Guide also makes a perfect gift for road trips or film trivia lovers!


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Silent Cities San Francisco

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ISBN 13 : 1493056476
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Silent Cities San Francisco PDF Format Full Free by Jessica Ferri and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-10-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1914, desperate for land after the Gold Rush brought a population explosion to San Francisco, the city exiled its cemeteries, barring burials within city limits and relocating its existing graveyards to the tiny town of Colma, just south of Daly City, spawning America's only necropolis, where the dead outnumber the living 1000 to 1. But there's more to the story of the Bay Area's cemeteries than this expulsion. Silent Cities San Francisco reveals the complex cultural makeup of the Bay Area, where diversity and history collide, pitting the dead against the living in a race for space and memorialization


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Focus On: 100 Most Popular United States National Film Registry Films

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Some Cities

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ISBN 13 : 9780520206366
Pages : 228 pages
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Download Some Cities PDF Format Full Free by Victor Burgin and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1996-01-01 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On cities in Britain