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By R. Barton Palmer,Homer B. Pettey,Steven M. Sanders

Offers new and compelling views at the deeply ethical nature of Hitchcock’s films.

In his essays and interviews, Alfred Hitchcock used to be guarded approximately substantial concerns of morality, who prefer in its place to target discussions of approach. That has now not, although, discouraged students and critics from attempting to determine what his movies suggest approximately such ethical concerns as honesty, constancy, jealousy, braveness, love, and loyalty. via discussions and analyses of such motion pictures as Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, North through Northwest, and Frenzy, the individuals to this publication attempt to throw mild at the manner Hitchcock depicts a moral—if no longer amoral or immoral—world. Drawing on views from movie stories, philosophy, literature, and different disciplines, they provide new and compelling interpretations of the filmmaker’s ethical gaze and the inflection aspect it offers for contemporary cinema.

R. Barton Palmer is Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson college. His past books contain Invented Lives, Imagined groups: The Biopic and American nationwide Identity (coedited with William H. Epstein) and Hitchcock on the resource: The Auteur as Adaptor (coedited with David Boyd), either additionally released via SUNY Press.

Homer B. Pettey is Professor of movie and Literature on the collage of Arizona. His past books comprise Film Noir and International Noir, either coedited with R. Barton Palmer.

Steven M. Sanders is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Bridgewater country college. he's the writer or editor of many books, together with The Philosophy of Michael Mann (coedited with Aeon J. Skoble and R. Barton Palmer) and The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh (coedited with R. Barton Palmer).

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