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The First Time

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...I vividly remember a Saturday matinee in 1960 when two girlfriends and I spent much of the screening with our eyes shut listening to the music and to the audience’s screams as we tried to guess when we might venture to look again...

Joseph Stefano

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Joseph Stefano with Hitchcock during the writing of Psycho given to author by Joseph StefanoJoseph Stefano worked as a writer in both film and television. His most famous film work is Psycho, but he also did the autobiographical screenplay...

Psycho

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...In Intimate Revolt, Kristeva laments the loss of what she considers to be essential components of European culture—“a culture fashioned by doubt and critique.” The “moral and aesthetic impact” of Europe, she contends, has become...

The Evolution of the Shower Scene

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...I can hear them scream when I’m making the picture.The shower scene is the culmination of Hitchcock’s pure cinema. He poured everything he knew about mise-en-scene and montage into this scene. In addition, he complemented the art...

Homage

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

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...Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.In his essay that concludes A Casebook on Psycho (2004), author/editor Robert Kolker discusses the paradox of Psycho. It is “a film so grim and dark . . . a film that takes . . . [the...

Introduction

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...If we are to construct a civilization that is not solely one of production and commercial trade, we must redefine what we understand by ‘freedom.’ The freedom that we have to reconstruct together should be an autocommencement, to be sure...

Unveiling fetishism in the society of the spectacle

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...[H]ow many Didiers exist in suffering without even considering the possibility of the . . . representation of the malaise in which they lock themselves and those close to them . . . ? . . . This is when the freedom and negativity proper...

Hilton Green

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

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...Hilton Green, assistant director of Psycho, with the author. The Psycho knife is on the wall. personal collection of the authorHilton Green was born into the film industry. His father was a director and his mother was the silent film star...

Montage

Philip J. Skerry

Philip J. Skerry is Professor Emeritus at Lakeland Community College, Ohio, USA, and is the author of Psycho in the Shower: The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene (2009), as well as numerous articles for scholarly journals. He lives with his wife Amy, a therapist, in Beachwood, Ohio, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Psycho in the Shower : The History of Cinema’s Most Famous Scene

Continuum, 2008

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...Now this terror is Hitchcock’s first, if not entire, objective.When Hitchcock invoked his “pure cinema” mantra, he was referring not only to mise-en-scene but to montage as well. In interview after interview and in essay after essay...

The use of perversion

Frances Restuccia

Frances L. Restuccia is an English Professor at Boston College, where she teaches contemporary literary and cultural theory, the modern novel, the world novel, and film/film theory. She is the author of Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film, and Queer Theory (Stanford UP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Blue Box : Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Cinema

Continuum, 2012

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...One can say that S&M is the eroticization of power, the eroticization of strategic relations. What strikes me with regard to S&M is how it differs from social power. . . . [T]he S&M game is very interesting because it is a strategic...