Hitchcock and Adaptation: On the Page and Screen


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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Mark Osteen is chair of the English Department and cofounder of the Film Studies Program at Loyola University Maryland. He has published dozens of articles on film, music, and modern literature and is the author or editor of ten books, including One of Us: A Family's Life with Autism (2010) and Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream (2013).


Osteen's collection should certainly interest the Hitchcock scholar (and anyone else that enjoys scholarly essays on film). Casual fans will also find a lot of interesting information. . . .A large percentage of the essays focus on Hitchcock's film work, and it is here that the book blossoms into life. The essays offer many factual details to support the scholarly analysis, which makes the sometimes overreaching conclusions more digestible to the average reader. These factual details are what will interest many of the director's fans. . . .If any of this sounds appealing, this book should be worth picking up.
In Hitchcock & Adaptation: On the Page and Screen, Mark Osteen has curated a number of essays that open up this crucial piece of Hitchcock's directorial methodology and detail his creative approach that inspired his film masterpieces. . . . Readers of this compilation are in for a captivating read concerning the enduring thematic and stylistic relevancy of Hitchcock (conceptually speaking, not the Hitchcock) in adaptation film study today. . . .To put it simply, Osteen's collection of essays is incredibly valuable to film and literary scholars as the collection covers a great deal of Hitchcock's cinematic history in a manner that uncovers the complex relationship between Hitchcock and adaptation.