A Long Hard Look at "Psycho" (BFI Film Classics)

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In this detailed analysis of "Psycho", the author explores all the elements that make up this film. In addition he develops various lines of argument about spectatorship, Hollywood narrative codes, psychoanalysis, editing and shot-composition, amongst other themes.

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The author of one of the seminal works of Hitchcock criticism, The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock (1974), Raymond Durgnat (1932-2002) was one of Britain's pre-eminent writers on cinema. Among his writings are books on Buñuel, Franju, Renoir, sexual alienation in the cinema, and a study of WR - Mysteries of the Organism for the BFI Modern Classics series (1999). He is Visiting Professor at the University of East London.

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"Durgnat's final work -- as much performance art or perilous high-wire act as textual explication -- goes a long way towards transforming Hitchcock's masterpiece into a fundamentally new film."--Cinema Scope -- Review

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