Hitchcock gets onto the analyst's couch in this extraordinary volume of
case studies. The contributors bring to bear an unrivalled enthusiasm
and theoretical sweep on the entire Hitchcock oeuvre, from "Rear Window"
to "Psycho", which is shown to be an exemplary source of postmodern
defamiliarization. Starting from the premise that 'everything has
meaning', the authors analyze the films' ostensible narrative content
and formal procedures to discover a rich proliferation of ideological
and psychic mechanisms at work.
But Hitchcock is also a bait to lure the reader into a serious Marxist and Lacanian exploration of the construction of meaning. An extraordinary landmark in Hitchcock studies, this edition features a brand new essay by Slavoj Zizek.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Lacan But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock - Slavoj Zizek
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