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May 2002, Week 4


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Fri, 24 May 2002 14:51:51 +1000
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Apologies for a couple of cross-postings.

SCREEN-L readers may like to know that a new issue of 'The MacGuffin'
(#28) is now out, and contains
a long review (more than half the issue) of Bill Krohn's masterly
"Hitchcock At Work' compared with Steven DeRosa's (perhaps rather less
masterly) 'Writing With Hitchcock'.  There's also further information,
based on unpublished memoirs and notebooks, about the late Charles
Bennett, Hitchcock's screenwriter of the 30s, compiled by his son, John
Charles Bennett.  (This complements extracts from CB's memoirs already
published on the 'MacGuffin' website.)

For what it's worth, 'The MacGuffin' is edited by a person whom Dan
Auiler ('VERTIGO: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic', 'Hitchcock's
Notebooks') calls 'a film lover who perhaps knows Hitchcock and his
milieu better than any other film critic'.  Subscription information is
on the aforementioned website.

Speaking of which, there's some meaty new material in the "Editor's Day"
part of the 'MacGuffin' website - on the News & Comment page.  It
includes new discussion of the concept of the MacGuffin itself (i.e.,

Speaking of which (in turn), I have a question.  Please, can someone
tell me whether the ACLA conference in Puerto Rico, scheduled for the
11-14th of last month, went ahead?  Did it include any papers and/or
discussion about the concept of the MacGuffin: e.g., as

Thanks - Ken Mogg.
'MacGuffin' website:

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