Hitchcock: Levy on Auteur

We should stop referring to Hitchcock as “the master of suspense,”¬† and acknowledge him and his work as an artist of the first order.

I would not have written these books about Hitchcock if I didn’t believe that I had found some aspects or angles or themes that have not be discussed yet, despite the hundreds of books and articles about him.

The scholar Thomas Elsaesser has noted: “Not only every generation, but every critic appropriates¬† hiss or her Alfred Hitchcock, fashioned¬† in the mirror of the pleasures or uncanny moments one derives from his films.” (p. 3).

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