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The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder

ISBN: 9780465020706 | 0465020704
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Pub. Date: 11/9/2010

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It killed its star off after forty minutes. There was no happy ending. And it offered the most violent scene to date in American film. The shrieking strings of the soundtrack seared the national consciousness--nothing likePsychohad existed before.Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of Hollywood, renowned film critic David Thomson vividly shows how, in 1959, Hitchcock masterfully madePsychoto reflect the sexual, creative, and political ferment that would soon overtake the nation.Psycho, all of a sudden, represented all America wanted from a film--and, asThe Moment of Psychobrilliantly demonstrates, it still does.

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