A Surface Collaboration: Hitchcock and Performance

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Alfred Hitchcock
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781405185387
StatePublished - Sep 3 2012


  • A surface collaboration-Hitchcock and performance
  • Acting in a director's works-how performances are manipulated by visual and sound style
  • Complexities of Hitchcock's relationship to actors-striking performances of films
  • Cultivation of his directorial reputation-Alfred Hitchcock, not averse to a bit of ironic drama
  • Grant's "Kuleshovian" properties-more evident than in Notorious
  • Hitchcock collaborator, Cary Grant-apt subject for graphic representations
  • Hitchcock's interesting films-undermining traditional theatricality
  • James Stewart, like Grant, pantomime's repertory of gesture-facial expression to Hitchcock's films
  • Last image in Vertigo-a capstone of Hitchcock's work with the silhouette, Gothic work with shadows in Psycho
  • Rear Window, Kelly's Lisa Fremont-ability to "act," crucial to plot and to subtext

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities

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