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Am happy to report that the Alfred Hitchcock Scholars/'MacGuffin'
Web site receives a fillip starting tonight when its "Editor's Day"
feature becomes "[Guest] Editor's Day" for a few months.
 
I can promise you much valuable information.  Three leading authors of
books on film will be contributing their knowledge and opinion.  They
are: Dan Auiler (author of 'VERTIGO: The
Making of a Hitchcock Classic' and compiler/editor of the forthcoming
mammoth 'Hitchcock's Notebooks'); Adrian Martin (Australia's top film
critic, whose monograph in the BFI Modern Classics Series, 'Once Upon a
Time in America', has been drawing high praise); and Dr Tag
Gallagher (author of the standard work, 'John Ford', and the
newly-published biography, 'The Adventures of Roberto Rossellini').
 
Dan leads off tonight, writing mainly, or exclusively, about
Hitchcock.  Adrian will then be chiming in on film matters
in general, including - he has indicated - such topics as SAVING PRIVATE
RYAN (critical!); Manny Farber on Hitch; the style of John Woo; the
glorious cinema of Brian de Palma; etc.  And Tag Gallagher will be
joining in from about mid-January (on, undoubtedly, Ford and Rossellini,
but also much else - perhaps including Douglas Sirk, about whom Tag has
written in the latest 'Film Comment').
 
So this is likely to be an exciting time on the Web, and I trust that
many of you will care to pay us regular visits.
 
Meanwhile, the latest hardcopy 'MacGuffin' is out.  Contributors include
Prof.Murray Pomerance on a key scene in THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
(1956);
Dr Sue Smith on an aspect of LIFEBOAT;
Craig Canfield reviewing Camille Paglia's 'The Birds'; and Ken Mogg on
UNDER CAPRICORN.
 
Thanks for reading this.
 
- Ken Mogg (Ed., 'The MacGuffin').
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http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~muffin
 
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