Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece by Raymond FoeryAlfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece by Raymond Foery

Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece

byRaymond Foery

Paperback | January 16, 2017

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After an unparalleled string of artistic and commercial triumphs in the 1950s and 1960s, Alfred Hitchcock hit a career lull with the disappointing Torn Curtain and the disastrous Topaz. In 1971, the depressed director traveled to London, the city he had left in 1939 to make his reputation in Hollywood. The film he came to shoot there would mark a return to the style for which he had become known and would restore him to international acclaim.Like The 39 Steps, Saboteur, and North by Northwest before, Frenzy repeated the classic Hitchcock trope of a man on the run from the police while chasing down the real criminal. But unlike those previous works, Frenzy also featured some elements that were new to the master of suspense's films, including explicit nudity, depraved behavior, and a brutal act that would challenge Psycho's shower scene for the most disturbing depiction of violence in a Hitchcock film.In Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece, Raymond Foery recounts the history-writing, preproduction, casting, shooting, postproduction, and promotion-of this great work. While there are other books on the production of an individual Hitchcock film, none go into as much detail, and none combine a history of the production process with an ongoing account of how this particular film relates to Hitchcock's other works. Foery also discusses the reactions to Frenzy by critics and scholars while examining Hitchcock's-and the film's-place in film history forty years later. Featuring original material relating to the making of Frenzy and previously unpublished information from the Hitchcock archives, this book will be of interest to film scholars and millions of Alfred Hitchcock fans.
Raymond Foery is professor of communications at Quinnipiac University and founder of their media production program. He also founded and edited a New York arts journal, The Downtown Review.
Title:Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last MasterpieceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 8.88 × 6.32 × 0.51 inPublished:January 16, 2017Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442241810

ISBN - 13:9781442241817

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsPrologue: Over the Atlantic and Down the Thames Chapter One: Hitchcock in 1970: The Lion in WaitingChapter Two: Property Values: The Hitchcock Standards and the First "Frenzy"Chapter Three: Working with Writers: Hitchcock and the Preparation of the Scenario Chapter Four: Working with Another Sleuth: Hitchcock and Anthony Shaffer Chapter Five: Brief Inter-title: Looking for a Lost London Chapter Six: Cattle Calls: Ruminating over a Cast Chapter Seven: The 13-week Production: Mornings and Afternoons on the SetChapter Eight: Shooting the Signature Sequences, Part I: Hitchcock as a Master of MontageChapter Nine: Shooting the Signature Sequences, Part II: Hitchcock as the master of Mise-en-scene and the Moving CameraChapter Ten: Brief Inter-title: Looking for a Lost Partner OR "Hitchcock in Love" Chapter Eleven: Adventures in Post-productionChapter Twelve: Releasing the Film: Creating a Frenzy around FrenzyChapter Thirteen: Critical Acclaim and Box-office RedemptionChapter Fourteen: The Response from the AcademyChapter Fifteen: Hitchcock and Women; Hitch and His WomenChapter Sixteen: Forty Years Later Postscript: Becoming Sir AlfredAppendix A: Frenzy Cast and Crew Appendix B: Frenzy Scene List Works Cited About the Author

Editorial Reviews

Professor Foery provides a systematic look at the development, filming, and reception of Hitchcock's next-to-last film. The book is well-researched, filled with copious notes and references, as well as correspondence and selections from the screenplay and shooting scripts