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By Eric San Juan, Jim McDevitt

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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. every one movie is taken into account in gentle of Hitchcock's profession and issues principal to his paintings, delivering a spotlight at the variety of his recognized and lesser-publicized movies and offering a key research ideal for any college-level movie library fascinated by Hitchcock's movies. (California Bookwatch, November 2009 )
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Recommended.
(Library magazine )

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 gentle of Hitchcock's profession and issues primary to his paintings, providing a spotlight at the diversity of his well-known and lesser-publicized motion pictures and delivering a key research excellent for any college-level movie library excited about Hitchcock's movies. (California Bookwatch, November 2009 )

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You want to laugh at, not sympathize with, his inability to see that Kate does not love him. While one can imagine Hitchcock was limited by the story’s source material (based on a novel by Hall Caine), the bottom line is that this story was poorly adapted for the screen. Eliot Stannard, who receives scenario credit on The Manxman and worked with Hitchcock on many of his early films, should have found a way to address these issues, because they detract from the film. Of course, this could have been tempered with some eye-catching direction by a man with a propensity to insert creative, bold moments into even his minor films, but alas, it was not to be.

That’s Juno and the Paycock in a nutshell. It’s no surprise that top directors were assigned dialogue-heavy dramas with the emergence of sound. The idea of people talking and singing on screen was a novelty, something the public hadn’t seen before. That meant moviegoers were going to get a lot of talking and singing, whether the story demanded it or not. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing—some of the greatest films of all time are talkative—but talking alone does not a good film make, especially when the dialogue is neither interesting nor intelligible.

Hornblower’s daughter, Chloe (Phyllis Konstam), was once a prostitute, she uses this information to blackmail the Hornblowers. IMPRESSIONS In 1931 Alfred Hitchcock adapted John Galsworthy’s The Skin Game, which was, like Juno and the Paycock, a popular play of the era. Focusing on two 49 50 WEEK 10 families playing tug-of-war over the fate of a plot of land, it’s a talky, dialogue-driven film that feels longer than its seventy-seven minutes. But unlike in the burdensome Juno and the Paycock, Hitch’s vision shines through the dense layers of dialogue and makes for a more cinematic—and more enjoyable—experience.

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