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Hitchcock And Adaptation: On The Page And Screen

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From early silent features like The Lodger and Easy Virtue to his final film, Family Plot, in 1976, most of Alfred Hitchcock's movies were adapted from plays, novels, and short stories. Hitchcock always took care to collaborate with those who would not just execute his vision but shape it, and many of the screenwriters he enlisted-including Eliot Stannard, Charles Bennett, John Michael Hayes, and Ernest Lehman-worked with the director more than once. And of course Hitchcock's wife, Alma Reville, his most constant collaborator, was with him from the 1920s until his death.In Hitchcock and Adaptation: On the Page and Screen, Mark Osteen has assembled a wide-ranging collection of essays that explore how Hitchcock and his screenwriters transformed literary and theatrical source material into masterpieces of cinema. Some of these essays look at adaptations through a specific lens, such as queer aesthetics applied to Rope, Strangers on a Train, and Psycho, while others tackle the issue of Hitchcock as author, auteur, adaptor, and, for the first time, present Hitchcock as a literary source. Film adaptations discussed in this volume include The 39 Steps, Shadow of a Doubt, Lifeboat, Rear Window, Vertigo, Marnie, and Frenzy. Additional essays analyze Hitchcock-inspired works by W. G. Sebald, Don DeLillo, Bret Easton Ellis, and others.These close examinations of Alfred Hitchcock and the creative process illuminate the significance of the material he turned to for inspiration, celebrate the men and women who helped bring his artistic vision from the printed word to the screen, and explore how the director has influenced contemporary writers. A fascinating look into an underexplored aspect of the director's working methods, Hitchcock and Adaptation will be of interest to film scholars and fans of cinema's most gifted auteur.
Mark Osteen is chair of the English Department and cofounder of the Film Studies Program at Loyola University Maryland. He has published dozens of articles on film, music, and modern literature and is the author or editor of ten books, including One of Us: A Family's Life with Autism (2010) and Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the Americ...
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Title:Hitchcock And Adaptation: On The Page And ScreenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.23 × 6.43 × 1.18 inPublished:March 14, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Hitchcock and Adaptation, Mark OsteenI: Hitchcock and AuthorshipChapter 1: Hitchcock the Author, Thomas M. LeitchChapter 2: Wrong Men on the Run: The 39 Steps as Hitchcock's Espionage Paradigm, Walter Raubicheck and Walter SrebnickChapter 3: The Role and Presence of Authorship in Suspicion, Patrick FaubertII. Hitchcock AdaptingChapter 4: Melancholy Elephants: Hitchcock and Ingenious Adaptation, Ken MoggChapter 5: Conrad's The Secret Agent, Hitchcock's Sabotage, and The Inspiration of "Public Uneasiness," Matthew Paul CarlsonChapter 6: Stranger(s) Than Fiction: Adaptation, Modernity, and the Menace of Fan Culture in Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, Leslie H. AbramsonChapter 7: Reading Hitchcock/Reading Queer: Adaptation, Narrativity, and a Queer Mode of Address in Rope, Strangers on a Train, and Psycho, Heath A. DiehlChapter 8: "Dear Miss Lonelyhearts": Voyeurism and the Spectacle of Human Suffering in Rear Window, Nicholas Andrew MillerChapter 9: "The Proper Geography": Hitchcock's Adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's "The Birds," John BrunsChapter 10: From Kaleidoscope to Frenzy: Hitchcock's Second British Homecoming, Tony WilliamsIII. Hitching a Ride: The CollaborationsChapter 11: Hitchcock's Diegetic Imagination: Thornton Wilder, Shadow of a Doubt, and Hitchcock's Mise-en-Scène, Donna KornhaberChapter 12: "The Name of Hitchcock! The Fame of Steinbeck!"-The Legacy of Lifeboat, Maria A. JudnickChapter 13: "What did Alma Think?":Continuity, Writing, Editing, and Adaptation, Christina Lane and Jo BottingIV. Adapting HitchcockChapter 14: The Second Look, the Second Death: W. G. Sebald's Orphic Adaptation of Hitchcock's Vertigo, Russell J. A. KilbournChapter 15: Dark Adaptations: Robert Bloch and Hitchcock on the Small Screen, Dennis R. Perry and Carl H. SederholmChapter 16: Extraordinary Renditions: DeLillo's Point Omega and Hitchcock's Psycho, Mark OsteenChapter 17: The Culture of Spectacle in American Psycho, David SeedAlfred Hitchcock FilmographyAbout the ContributorsAbout the Editor

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In Hitchcock & Adaptation: On the Page and Screen, Mark Osteen has curated a number of essays that open up this crucial piece of Hitchcock's directorial methodology and detail his creative approach that inspired his film masterpieces. . . . Readers of this compilation are in for a captivating read concerning the enduring thematic and stylistic relevancy of Hitchcock (conceptually speaking, not the Hitchcock) in adaptation film study today. . . .To put it simply, Osteen's collection of essays is incredibly valuable to film and literary scholars as the collection covers a great deal of Hitchcock's cinematic history in a manner that uncovers the complex relationship between Hitchcock and adaptation.