Hitchcock's Appetites: The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Title

Hitchcock's Appetites: The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

Department

English

Document Type

Book

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Description

In Hitchcock's Appetites, Casey McKittrick offers the first book-length study of the relationship between Hitchcock's body size and his cinema. Whereas most critics and biographers of the great director are content to consign his large figure and larger appetite to colorful anecdotes of his private life, McKittrick argues that our understanding of Hitchcock's films, his creative process, and his artistic mind are incomplete without considering his lived experience as a fat man.

Using archival research of his publicity, script collaboration, and personal communications with his producers, in tandem with close textual readings of his films, feminist critique, and theories of embodiment, Hitchcock's Appetites produces a new and compelling profile of Hitchcock's creative life, and a fuller, more nuanced account of his auteurism.

ISBN

978-1501311659

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Bloomsbury Academic

City

New York

Disciplines

English Language and Literature | Film and Media Studies

Citation for published book

McKittrick, Casey. Hitchcock's Appetites : The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread / Casey McKittrick. 2016. Print.

Hitchcock's Appetites: The Corpulent Plots of Desire and Dread

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/968224244

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