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

 
 
 
 
The Moment of Psycho: How Alfred Hitchcock Taught America to Love Murder
Author: David Thomson
ISBN 13: 9780465020706
ISBN 10: 465020704
Edition: First Trade Paper Edition
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 2010-11-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $12.99
 
 

Renowned film critic David Thomson plumbs the horror and inspiration of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest film.

The New York Times - Michiko Kakutani

Though readers may not agree with all of Mr. Thomson's arguments here, he makes a powerful—and sometimes surprising—case for the movie's importance in film and cultural history. Building on the work of Francois Truffaut (who first helped establish Hitchcock's reputation as an auteur) and the writings of the critic Robin Wood, Mr. Thomson does a deft job in this volume of reappraising Hitchcock's work, even as he deconstructs Psycho and its complex cinematic legacy.