Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece

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Scarecrow Press, 2012 - 187
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After an unparalleled string of artistic and commercial triumphs in the 1950s and 1960s, Alfred Hitchcock hit a career lull with the disappointing Torn Curtain and the disastrous Topaz. In 1971, the depressed director traveled to London, the city he had left in 1939 to make his reputation in Hollywood. The film he came to shoot there would mark a return to the style for which he had become known and would restore him to international acclaim. Like The 39 Steps, Saboteur, and North by Northwest before, Frenzy repeated the classic Hitchcock trope of a man on the run from the police while chasing down the real criminal. But unlike those previous works, Frenzy also featured some elements that were new to the master of suspense's films, including explicit nudity, depraved behavior, and a brutal act that would challenge Psycho's shower scene for the most disturbing depiction of violence in a Hitchcock film. In Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy: The Last Masterpiece, Raymond Foery recounts the history--writing, preproduction, casting, shooting, postproduction, and promotion--of this great work. While there are other books on the production of an individual Hitchcock film, none go into as much detail, and none combine a history of the production process with an ongoing account of how this particular film relates to Hitchcock's other works. Foery also discusses the reactions to Frenzy by critics and scholars while examining Hitchcock's--and the film's--place in film history forty years later. Featuring original material relating to the making of Frenzy and previously unpublished information from the Hitchcock archives, this book will be of interest to film scholars and millions of Alfred Hitchcock fans.
 

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The Lion in Waiting
1
The Hitchcock Standards and the First Frenzy
7
Hitchcock and the Preparation of the Scenario
13
Hitchcock and Anthony Shaffer
19
Looking for a Lost London
32
Ruminating over a Cast
36
Mornings and Afternoons on the Set
47
Hitchcock as a Master of Montage
69
Chapter 14 The Response from the Academy
128
Chapter 15 Hitchcock and Women Hitch and His Women
136
Chapter 16 Forty Years Later
144
Becoming Sir Alfred
153
Frenzy Cast and Crew
157
Frenzy Scene List
159
The Entire Continuity Sheet for September 8 1971
167
Frenzy Final List of Sequences
171

Hitchcock as the Master of MiseenScene and the Moving Camera
83
Chapter 10 Brief IntertitleLooking for a Lost Partner or Hitchcock in Love
99
Chapter 11 Adventures in Postproduction
103
Creating a Frenzy around Frenzy
111
Chapter 13 Critical Acclaim and BoxOffice Redemption
119
Works Cited
175
Index
181
About the Author
187
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Raymond Foery is professor of communications at Quinnipiac University and founder of their media production program. He also founded and edited a New York arts journal, The Downtown Review.

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