A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks with the Master of Suspense by Eric San Juan, Jim McDevitt

By Eric San Juan, Jim McDevitt

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A 12 months of Hitchcock is prepared into fifty two chronological chapters and invitations readers to spend a yr with the director's top works to understand his improvement. each one movie is taken into account in mild of Hitchcock's occupation and topics important to his paintings, providing a spotlight at the variety of his well-known and lesser-publicized movies and offering a key research ideal for any college-level movie library thinking about Hitchcock's movies. (California Bookwatch, November 2009 )
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Recommended.
(Library magazine )

A yr of Hitchcock is prepared into fifty two chronological chapters and invitations readers to spend a yr with the director's most sensible works to understand his improvement. each one movie is taken into account in gentle of Hitchcock's occupation and topics important to his paintings, delivering a spotlight at the diversity of his recognized and lesser-publicized movies and supplying a key research excellent for any college-level movie library thinking about Hitchcock's motion pictures. (California Bookwatch, November 2009 )

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Black- mail was released in versions both with and without sound. ✦ In 1917 a film based on the same story was released in the United States. It was also called The Manxman. 33:1 Black & White) RATING: ** NOTES: Part of a set with eight other Hitchcock films, The Essential Alfred Hitchcock Collection. , The Skin Game, and Rich and Strange. 33:1 Black & White) RATING: ** NOTES: Part of the Alfred Hitchcock: The Early Years boxed set. 33:1 Black & White) RATING: ** NOTES: Part of The Collection boxed set.

The dynamic between the three is never less than clear. But maybe it’s made too clear. For the first and only time in the Hitchcock silents, we encounter the kind of showy, overly expressive acting common in the silent era. The main culprit is Carl Brisson as Pete, who tries so hard to be the incredibly caring friend and lover that it comes across almost as parody. He is expressive to a fault. It’s so over the top, one almost gets the feeling the director is playing it for laughs—but he isn’t. Hitch doesn’t help by letting the camera linger on him, for long stretches, again and again and again.

CONCLUSION Juno and the Paycock is a challenging film to watch—and for all the wrong reasons. It’s overly talkative, it lacks cinematic qualities, and it fails to sustain any level of interest. Only those interested in seeing everything Hitchcock directed should consider seeing this film. JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK (1930) 41 HITCHCOCKIAN THEMES Along with The Farmer’s Wife, Juno and the Paycock is highly unusual in that it does not contain any of the prevalent themes seen in Hitchcock’s other films. THINGS TO LOOK FOR ● The use of sound rather than moving images to illustrate multiple occurrences of gunfire.

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