You may want to check out the list of forthcoming Alfred
Hitchcock-related books that's on the New Publications page of the
Hitchcock Scholars/'MacGuffin' site.
That same site's "Editor's Day" feature (on its Home page) has lately
had quite a smorgasbord of items. Among them: 'eternal' VERTIGO; how
H's films were received in America, 1926-39; imagery in H's silent
films; why MARNIE is a fine film; the conception behind 'Alfred
Hitchcock Presents'; why Miriam in STRANGERS ON A TRAIN wears glasses; H
as a 'Utilitarian' filmmaker.
If you've not visited the Hitchcock Scholars/'MacGuffin' Web site
lately, or at all, perhaps I should say that there's
a certain anti-academicism tone to some of the site's
proceedings, but certainly not either an anti-academic (!) or
anti-catholic (small 'c') one ...
The site is really the adjunct of its parent journal, 'The MacGuffin',
which is indexed by FIAF. Top Australian film critic Adrian Martin
(author of a new BFI monograph on Leone's 'Once Upon a Time In America')
said that 'The MacGuffin' contains some of 'the finest pieces of
Hitchcock scholarship produced anywhere in the world'. The editor of
'Hitchcock on Hitchcock' (Uni. of California Press, 1995), Sidney
Gottlieb, describes himself as 'an avid reader'.
You'll find much other information on the site
itself. Feedback and comments would be very welcome.
- Ken Mogg (Ed., 'The MacGuffin')
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