Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Lacan . . . But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock


Hitchcock is placed on the analyst's couch in this volume of case-studies, as its contributors sweep on the entire Hitchcock oeuvre, from Rear Window to Psycho as an exemplar of postmortem defamiliarization. Starting from the premise that everything has meaning the films' ostensible narrative content and formal procedures are analyzed to reveal a proliferation of ideological and psychical mechanisms at work. But Hitchcock, here, is also a bait to lure the reader into serious Marxist and Lacanian considerations on the ...

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