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The Resource Scripting Hitchcock : Psycho, the birds, and Marnie, Walter Raubicheck & Walter Srebnick

Scripting Hitchcock : Psycho, the birds, and Marnie, Walter Raubicheck & Walter Srebnick

Label
Scripting Hitchcock : Psycho, the birds, and Marnie
Title
Scripting Hitchcock
Title remainder
Psycho, the birds, and Marnie
Statement of responsibility
Walter Raubicheck & Walter Srebnick
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the collaborative process between Alfred Hitchcock and the screenwriters he hired to write the scripts for three of his greatest films: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie. Drawing from extensive interviews with the screenwriters and other film technicians who worked for Hitchcock, the authors illustrate how much of the filmmaking process took place not on the set or in front of the camera, but in the adaptation of the sources, the mutual creation of plot and characters by the director and the writers, and the various revisions of the written texts of the films. Hitchcock allowed his writers a great deal of creative freedom, which resulted in dynamic screenplays that expanded traditional narrative and defied earlier conventions. Critically examining the question of authorship in film, the authors argue that Hitchcock did establish visual and narrative priorities for his writers, but his role in the writing process was that of an editor. While the writers and their contributions have generally been underappreciated, this study reveals that all the dialogue and much of the narrative structure of the films were the work of screenwriters Jay Presson Allen, Joseph Stefano, and Evan Hunter. The writers also shaped American cultural themes into material specifically for actors such as Janet Leigh, Tippi Hedren, and Tony Perkins. This volume gives due credit to those writers who gave narrative form to Hitchcock's filmic vision. -- Back Cover
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Raubicheck, Walter
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Srebnick, Walter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hitchcock, Alfred
  • Hitchcock, Alfred
  • Motion picture plays, American
  • Motion picture authorship
  • Film adaptations
  • Screenwriters
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Film adaptations
  • Motion picture authorship
  • Motion picture plays, American
  • Screenwriters
  • United States
Label
Scripting Hitchcock : Psycho, the birds, and Marnie, Walter Raubicheck & Walter Srebnick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- The triptych and the screenplays -- The sources -- From treatment to script -- Final drafts : the shooting script -- Afterword
Control code
ocn767579269
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 131 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252093517
Lccn
2011006826
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613292964
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 329296
  • 22573/ctt1c8kfn
  • af89f83b-95f5-414a-a06a-841c85cfc9cb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)767579269
Label
Scripting Hitchcock : Psycho, the birds, and Marnie, Walter Raubicheck & Walter Srebnick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- The triptych and the screenplays -- The sources -- From treatment to script -- Final drafts : the shooting script -- Afterword
Control code
ocn767579269
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 131 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252093517
Lccn
2011006826
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613292964
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 329296
  • 22573/ctt1c8kfn
  • af89f83b-95f5-414a-a06a-841c85cfc9cb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)767579269

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