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The birds (Second edition)

By: Paglia, Camille (The University of the Arts, USA)

Part of the BFI Film Classics series
1838719407 / 9781838719401
Paperback
791.4372
28/05/2020
Stock expected by 08/06/2020
England
19 cm 120 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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Previous edition: 1998.

Drawing on Daphne du Maurier's short story and contemporary newspaper reports of bird attacks in California, Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963) featured Tippi Hedren in her first starring role. Camille Paglia's compelling study considers the film's aesthetic, technical and mythical qualities, and analyses its depiction of gender and family relations.

A film about anxiety, sexual power and the violence of nature, it is quintessential Hitchcock. Camille Paglia's foreword to this new edition reflects upon the relationship between Hitchcock and his leading lady Hedren in the light of recent debates about male power, female agency and the #MeToo movement.

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APFA Film theory & criticism

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