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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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Rothman, William.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
Series:Film and culture.
Table of Contents:
  • 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.