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Frenzy

Ian Cooper

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325369
eISBN:
9781800342286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325369.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Frenzy (1972) was Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate film, and arguably one of his most misunderstood and neglected. Whereas even Psycho (1960) did eventually become respectable — indeed, it is a good ... More


Amuse-Bouche

Ian Cooper

in Frenzy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325369
eISBN:
9781800342286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325369.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a background of Alfred Hitchcock, whose remarkable achievements as a film-maker may be unmatched. As well as the numerous accolades, a number of Hitchcock films have proved ... More


Entrée

Ian Cooper

in Frenzy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325369
eISBN:
9781800342286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325369.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the making of Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972). Hitchcock called the writer Anthony Shaffer on New Year's Eve of 1970 to ask him to write the screenplay for Frenzy. Shaffer ... More


Main Course

Ian Cooper

in Frenzy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325369
eISBN:
9781800342286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325369.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972). Frenzy, more than any of his previous films, reflects Hitchcock's abiding fascination with the English murder. The stereotypical ... More


The Starter

Ian Cooper

in Frenzy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325369
eISBN:
9781800342286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325369.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a synopsis and overview of Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972), which is perhaps his most nakedly autobiographical film. The director wanted to make a film told from the point of ... More


Blow Out (1981)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines De Palma's distancing from his pigeonholed role as a “specialist in B-movie horror” in the film, Blow Out (1981). The film itself begins with a parody of a B-grade horror film, ... More


Pure Cinema in Context

Bruce Isaacs

in The Art of Pure Cinema: Hitchcock and His Imitators

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190889951
eISBN:
9780190889999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889951.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Pure cinema is situated in terms of a larger aesthetic narrative that involves visual artists, theorists, intellectuals, and avant-garde filmmakers such as René Clair, Germaine Dulac, and Sergei ... More


Frenzy (1972)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0042
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Frenzy, Hitchcock took full advantage of the demise of the Production Code, filling the screen with coarse language, nudity, and a graphic rape scene. Hitchcock argued that the harrowing, explicit ... More


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