A Long Hard Look at 'Psycho'

A Long Hard Look at Psycho In his introduction to the new edition Henry K Miller presents A Long Hard Look at Psycho as the culmination of Durgnat s decades long campaign to correct what he called film studies Grand Error tr

  • Title: A Long Hard Look at 'Psycho'
  • Author: Raymond Durgnat Henry K. Miller
  • ISBN: 9781844573585
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his introduction to the new edition, Henry K Miller presents A Long Hard Look at Psycho as the culmination of Durgnat s decades long campaign to correct what he called film studies Grand Error , tracing the path of a project that began at the time of the film s release, and which drew on Durgnat s sense of kinship with its director, a fellow north east Londoner In tIn his introduction to the new edition, Henry K Miller presents A Long Hard Look at Psycho as the culmination of Durgnat s decades long campaign to correct what he called film studies Grand Error , tracing the path of a project that began at the time of the film s release, and which drew on Durgnat s sense of kinship with its director, a fellow north east Londoner In the course of expounding Durgnat s root and branch challenge to our inherited shibboleths about Hollywood cinema in general and Hitchcock in particular concepts like illusionism, character identification, scopophilia, and classical narrative Miller also describes the eclectic intellectual tradition to which Durgnat claimed allegiance This offbeat band of collaborators and amis inconnus , among them William Empson, Edgar Morin, and Manny Farber, had at its head Durgnat s mentor Thorold Dickinson The book s story begins on the day in March 1962 when Dickinson took his cinephile seminar through Hitchcock s film shot by shot on an editing machine the first long hard look of many.

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    1. The master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock's, `Psycho,' continues to captivate, and inspire film critics, filmmakers, writers, and all who has the need to dissect his work in order to understand his genius. A Long Hard Look at `Psycho' is an extensive study of the classic film and our reactions to the ingenious shots, sound, and imagery - an assessment into the mind of the master of suspense. Durgnat analysis every aspect of each scene filmed, and continues too - for lack of a better word, dismemb [...]

    2. not simply a cunningly crafted thriller, which loses its impact after one viewing, or an ur-text of slasher horror, which lacks the contemporary body count and gore, this book examines psycho so closely it invites satirical dismissal: can an old film actually repay such examination, can it be worthwhile, can it reveal any simple truths of the medium: the answer is yes, yes, yes.

    3. A whole new take on 'Psycho'! Raised ideas I had never thought about before. Very interesting and engaging.

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