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Really monumental, and can be read as a history of approaches to film studies as much as a work of film studies The stuff on identification is particularly interesting and subtle Also, it s odd to see someone so confidently trotting out psychoanalytic theory although with that confidence comes clarity maybe the obscurity of a lot of modern psychoanalytic theory is due to that retreat from the mainstream. This is one of the must have books for any serious student of Hitchcock It will make you see his films in new ways The author had his own interesting journey from the time of his original book in the 60s to this revision from 1989, and that s reflected as well Personalities aside, reading Wood s agonizing reappraisal of Marnie is worth it for the aficionados Wood had championed the film as a neglected masterpiece, defending what many feel are the films flaws as integral to appreciating it In the interim Donald Spoto s biography of Hitchcock came out, telling the story of what really went on off camera, and Wood s original comments could not stand This is that rare volume of academic criticism that s actually worth reading. Un livre r ellement int ressant. Really helped me with my Hitchcock class on the films he analyzes Not all films were covered, but the ones that were, great insight A simply masterful work of criticism, and I say that as someone who finds than a few of Wood s conclusions a stretch I still don t know if I can look at Hitchcock s work as such a progressive oeuvre, but Wood made me wrack my brain over the shots and scenarios he mentioned to see if I could refute them I never could It s also a highly readable distillation of some of the various critical theories to come out of the post Derrida explosion, and after just spending a semester struggling with those theoreticians, I loved seeing their work put to practical, understandable use One of the best film books I ve ever read. Though not as enjoyable to read as A Hitchcock Reader, the other textbook I used for this class, I greatly enjoyed reading this book, as well I think I prefer anthologies in general, as there are different voices to be heard, rather than only one This book also addressed many topics within films that I was interested in, though this is unique in that it analyzes films in general for the first part of the book, rather than ideas or topics pertaining to Hitchcock and the films themselves The author does that in the second half of the book This is a great book for the Hitchcock enthusiast, though the other one was far intriguing and entertaining in the way it was written. Perhaps still the foremost critic on Hitchcock s films, this is an update of Wood s landmark 1965 book that changed the director s reputation in the English speaking world No one else I ve read has captured so well what is greatest in Hitchcock s films while pointing out their occasional weaknesses The book is also a portrait of Wood s own evolution from callow wanna be and closeted gay man to fierce and uncompromising Marxist Feminist critic It makes for a fascinating stew of opinion and insight into cinema, which was developed over a period of almost 30 years in Wood s career. When Hitchcock S Films Was First Published, It Quickly Became Known As A New Kind Of Book On Film And A Necessary Text In The Growing Body Of Hitchcock Criticism When Robin Wood Returned To His Writings In Hitchcock S Films And Published Hitchcock S Films Revisited In , The Multidimensional Essays Took On A New Shape One Tempered By Wood S Own Development As A CriticThis Revised Edition Of Hitchcock S Films Revisited Includes A Substantial New Preface In Which Wood Reveals His Personal History As A Film Scholar Including His Coming Out As A Gay Man, His Views On His Previows Critical Work, And How His Writings, His Love Of Film, And His Personal Life Have Remained Deeply Intertwined Through The Years This Revised Edition Includes All Eighteen Original Essays And A New Chapter On Marnie Titled You Freud, Me Hitchcock Does Mark Cure Marnie Robin Wood digs pretty deeply into the themes and subtexts of a selection of Hitchcock films saying a lot about gender, sexuality especially homosexuality , ambiguity, morality, psycho analysis An excellent read and a vital reference for anyone interested in film I love that he loves Marnie one of Hitch s most misunderstood masterpieces even though he is maybe a little too forgiving of some of the unforgivable flaws. This book is amazing for being an interesting interpretation of Hitchcock s films, but also for being damned ballsy in its interpretation too Sample The author sees Cary Grant s Roger O Thornhill as a symbol for Christ Because of his last name Thorn Hill Crown of Thorns Died on a hill Crazy