Tag Alfred Hitchcock

Movie Murderers wearing Checks and Plaids, From the Author of Dressing Dangerously

Our recently-published book Dressing Dangerously, by Jonathan Faiers, is the first book to examine film costume beyond gender studies, beyond star/designer alliance. By focusing on “dysfunctional” representations of dress (think Marlene Dietrich’s blood-stained Dior dress in Hitchcock’s Stage Fright), Jonathan shows another dimension to the emotional bond between viewer and

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Hitchcock

Today, August 13, marks the 111th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s birth.  His movies have become enduring classics, and many remain as surprising as when they were when first released.  The book Hitchcock’s Music by Jack Sullivan, examines the use and importance of music in Hitchcock’s films.  Sullivan describes Hitchcock as

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More Praise for Hitchcock’s Music

Hitchcock’s Music was recently featured on the website of Austin, Texas radio station KUT 90.5.  In a blog entry for the show “Aelli Unleashed,” host John Aelli wrote: It is simply one of the most stimulating, informative, and insightful books I’ve read in a long while…Jack Sullivan makes this highly

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Hitchcock’s Music: Sound and Suspense

Jack Sullivan, author of Hitchcock’s Music, was interviewed by Scott Simon last Saturday for NPR’s Weekend Edition. For over fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock created films with soundtracks of compelling and unforgettable music.  The soundtracks to movies such as “Vertigo,” “North by Northwest,” and “Rebecca” influenced the atmosphere, characterization and plotlines

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Hitchcock’s Music

Writing in the New York Times about Jack Sullivan’s new book, Hitchcock’s Music, Edward Rothstein writes, “For Hitchcock music was not merely an accompaniment. It was a focus. And it didn’t just reveal something about the characters who sang the score’s songs or moved under its canopy of sound; music

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