Must We Kill the Thing We Love? : Emersonian Perfectionism and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock.

William Rothman argues that the driving force of Hitchcock's work was his struggle to reconcile the dark vision of his favorite Oscar Wilde quote, “Each man kills the thing he loves," with the quintessentially American philosophy, articulated in Emerson's writings, that gave classical...

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Main Author: Rothman, William.
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Language:English
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
Series:Film and culture.
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505 0 |a Table of Contents; Introduction: Drawing a New Circle; 1. The Wilde-er Side of Life; 2. Accomplices in Murder; 3. "I Don't Like Murderers"; 4. Little Deaths; 5. "The Time to Make Up Your Mind About People Is Never"; 6. "But May I Trust You?"; 7. Silence and Stasis; 8. Talking vs. Living; 9. Two Things to Ponder; 10. The Dark Side of the Moon; 11. Scottie's Dream, Judy's Plan, Madeleine's Revenge; 12. Never Again?; 13. A Loveless World; 14. Birds of a Feather; 15. A Mother's Love; 16. Every Story Has an Ending; Conclusion: Emerson, Film, Hitchcock; Notes; Acknowledgments; Index. 
520 |a William Rothman argues that the driving force of Hitchcock's work was his struggle to reconcile the dark vision of his favorite Oscar Wilde quote, “Each man kills the thing he loves," with the quintessentially American philosophy, articulated in Emerson's writings, that gave classical Hollywood movies of the New Deal era their extraordinary combination of popularity and artistic seriousness. A Hitchcock thriller could be a comedy of remarriage or a melodrama of an unknown woman, both Emersonian genres, except for the murderous villain and godlike author, Hitchcock, who pulls the villain's st. 
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600 1 0 |a Emerson, Ralph Waldo,  |d 1803-1882  |x Influence. 
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